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: Admissions Counselor
Department: Enrollment Center
Reports to: Assistant Director of Admissions
Position Summary: Admission Counselors are responsible for carrying
out recruitment activities within their assigned recruitment
territory. This entails counseling undergraduate students and their
families throughout the entire recruiting cycle, from prospect
status through registered status. This position will work
collaboratively with other Admissions Counselors in recruiting
students to Benedictine University in support of its goals for
enrollment. The majority of time will be spent providing admissions
information to high school students as well as students attending
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Maintain contact with students and parents through recruiting
events. Delivers presentations to individuals and groups who
indicate an interest in the University. These programs include
daily information sessions and interviews for prospective students,
group visits to campus, presentations to interested individuals on
and off campus and other organizations, and college planning
workshops at middle and secondary schools throughout Illinois and
out of state. Represents the University in a professional manner at
designated college fair programs throughout Illinois and out of
state. Sets up individual visits with high school and two-year
college counselors and makes presentations to interested students.
Advertises visits to prospective students and follows up with each
student contacted via email utilizing CRM technology. Develops and
maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or
relations within the office/department and with all constituencies
to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees.
Cultivate positive relationships with counseling staff at high
schools and community colleges so they can collaborate with the
University in generating applications for admission. Counselors
will call students regarding attending events such as the fall and
spring Visit Days, Science Open House, Eagle Days and SOAR events.
Conduct one-on-one campus visits with prospective students and
families as well as facilitate placement testing, advising, and
registration for incoming undergraduates.
2. Process files and other paperwork as necessary. This processing
includes application review, updating territory caseload
spreadsheet, completing committee forms as necessary, and filling
out high school and two-year college visits, and college fair
evaluation forms for each visit.
3. Attend meetings with various members of the Enrollment Center
staff. This includes a weekly staff meeting as necessary,
goal-setting meetings throughout the year, staff retreats, and
other meetings throughout the year to touch base regarding our
application and enrollment goals.
Working with student workers/student callers.
Collaborating with co-workers regarding new recruitment strategies,
make suggestions to improve past strategies, and increase marketing
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience: 2-3 years of experience in sales/recruiting
Specific Skills: Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
required and experience with PeopleSoft administrative system
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Valid Driver’s
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.
Travel (If applicable): Yes. Travel is required to off-campus
recruitment events held by colleges/high schools/organizations in
the designated counselor’s recruitment territory.
Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): N/A
Working Conditions: General office environment. Requires heavy
travel; reliable transportation required.
Training: Must complete all trainings required by Benedictine
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.