Admissions Counselor - Transfer
Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired
by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We
seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our
mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as
engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse
faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Title: Admission Counselor - Transfer
Reports to: Assistant Director of Admissions – Mesa
Status: Full-Time, Benefit Eligible
Location: Mesa Campus
Position Summary: Serve as a representative of the University to
recruit prospective transfer students; primary function of the
position is to promote the institution and its undergraduate &
degree completion programs. Responsible for managing recruitment
activities and community college counselor relationships within
their assigned territory.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Manage the conversion of students through the admissions funnel
within assigned territory. Respond to all questions and follow up
with inquiries and applicants via telephone, text and email to
increase engagement, conversion, yield, and retention. Keep
applicants regularly informed of their application status, notify
of deadlines and application decisions while also communicating
2. Develop and foster relationships with students through
off-campus recruitment events. This includes devising a travel plan
to schedule table visits through the Transfer Coordinator at our
assigned feeder community colleges especially our partner sites.
This will also include participating fairs on nights and weekends.
Collaborate with admission team to create dynamic on campus events
to drive admission prospects collect applications, convert admitted
students and assist in registration/orientation of new
3. Review applications for admission and scholarship consideration
while managing all documentation required for applicants in
addition, calculate cumulative grade point averages and unofficial
transfer credit articulations.
4. Work with various university departments to assist in
recruitment efforts (advising, financial aid, Registrar,
athletics). Key collaboration with academic departments to achieve
5. Work with the Assistant Director of Admissions-Mesa to provide
data-based evaluation of the efficacy of recruitment strategies.
Assess effectiveness of targeting strategies and communication
channels for prospective students and applicants.
1. Must have a keen orientation to goal achievement, strong
organizational and communication skills, capability to work in a
fast-paced environment, high energy, enthusiasm, and
2. Exercising good judgment in establishing priorities; making
appropriate decisions and problem-solving; effectively managing own
time, territory and projects; and accepting or overcoming obstacles
creatively and patiently
3. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned,
4. Collaborating with co-workers regarding new recruitment
strategies, make suggestions to improve past strategies, and
increases marketing opportunities.
Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
Experience: 1-3 years of experience in sales/recruiting
Specific Skills: Key communication and organizational skills
needed. Salesforce, Peoplesoft experience recommended
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Yes. A valid Driver’s
License is required
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle
or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the
ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20
pounds. Use of computer screen, phone and customer service. May
require bending, or sitting for long periods of time. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
and ability to adjust focus.
Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly
COVID-19 testing is required.
Travel (If applicable): Yes. Regionally to various recruitment
Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): N/A
Working Conditions: Ability to work evenings and some
Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or
educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan
programs; athletic and other University administered programs or
employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or
veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to
Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory
protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored
institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to
all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited
to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof
of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.