Department Overview: Under the auspices of the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prioritized NIU’s enrollment goals, while maintaining a student-centered, service-driven focus. We believe education is the primary tool for social mobility and means to holistic growth and development. This belief is the foundation of our engagement with students throughout their educational journey. We aim to seamlessly support and achieve enrollment management goals through student recruitment and admissions processes. The professionals in our enrollment management area provide support to new and prospective students. Our advisors and counselors guide students through the admission and financial aid processes and introduce them to campus life.
University Description: Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a student-centered, regional public research institution with a diverse and international student body of 20,130. The University is located approximately 65 miles from downtown Chicago and is a short drive from the vibrant western suburbs and Rockford metropolitan area. The University’s close proximity to Chicago and Rockford allows for strong collaborations with regional national labs and local innovation spaces that foster research and entrepreneurship opportunities across disciplines. Our research programs extend beyond the Illinois region with faculty conducting cutting-edge research and service programs with U.S. and international collaborators.
NIU has three extension centers located in Naperville, Rockford, and Hoffman Estates. The University contains 42 academic departments across seven colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. NIU offers 56 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate degree programs, including 22 doctoral programs, and the Juris Doctorate. NIU is a member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. DeKalb is a safe and affordable environment with a high quality of life. The university’s main campus is set on 756 acres of rolling country land, featuring two lagoons, several museums, and a broad variety of cultural activities.
Primary Function and Duties: This position is based on-campus in DeKalb and provides in-office admissions counseling (visitor interviews, e-mail response, telephone contact, presentations), and recruitment, yield, and territory/management (high school/ community college visits, college day/college night programs, college fairs/events/programs).