Undergraduate Regional Admissions Counselor, Office of University Admissions – Works Remotely in

Kean University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Office of University Admissions

Undergraduate Regional Admissions Counselor – Works Remotely in the PA/MD/DMV Metropolitan Region *Revised*

Kean University, is located in Union, New Jersey (main campus), with additional locations in Toms River, New Jersey, Jefferson Township, New Jersey and Wenzhou, China. Kean is seeking applicants for an Undergraduate Regional Admissions Counselor who is responsible for building a market for Kean outside of New Jersey and for providing a full range of admission activities, including recruitment of, outreach to, and engagement of prospective students, with primary emphasis in Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Reporting to the Director of Freshman Admissions, the Undergraduate Regional Admissions Counselor (Professional Services Specialist IV) is not New Jersey-based and ideally will reside in Philadelphia, Baltimore or the DMV metropolitan area. The Counselor performs basic professional functions using established policies, procedures, precedents and guidelines; and provides essential student support services and excellent customer service to prospective and current Kean University students and their families.

This is a twelve-month position that requires extensive travel, driving short and long distances and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. This position works remotely and will require travel to the New Jersey Kean campuses, in addition to multiple recruitment locations. The employee will be required to follow all COVID procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree; one year of professional experience in college or university admissions and/or student recruitment or in a related field working directly with admissions, student recruitment and/or retention initiatives; transportation for recruitment travel; and a valid driver’s license is required. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Previous recruiter experience as a regional admissions counselor in an institution of higher education; Datatel Colleague and Slate experience; and residency in Philadelphia, Baltimore or the District of Columbia metropolitan region is preferred. Essential job functions include driving and the ability to lift, handle and transport recruitment materials and equipment over short and long distances. Traveling will require the ability to drive for short and extended periods of time. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Previous applicants need not apply. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention out-of-state applicants: Since this position requires the employee to spend a majority of their working hours in a location outside of New Jersey, the NJ First Act is not applicable.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you may submit a request for an exemption. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule. All employees are expected to follow the University's current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures .

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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