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Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and Transfer Admissions Counselor
Kean University

Date Posted Jun. 13, 2023
Title Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and Transfer Admissions Counselor
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Department Office of University Admissions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services
    Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields - you will need to verify that the data is accurate.

  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.


Office of University Admissions

Two Positions

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and Transfer Admissions Counselor

The Office of University Admissions seeks two Admissions Counselors to work as members of the larger University Admissions team, to recruit prospective students for Kean’s undergraduate programs.  The Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and Transfer Admissions Counselor (Professional Services Specialist 4 positions) will be responsible for obtaining knowledge of all aspects of Kean University and representing the University in a professional and customer service oriented manner.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Undergraduate Admissions Counselor is responsible for an assigned recruitment territory and proactively recruits undergraduate students especially freshmen, representing the University in a variety of settings in-person and virtually, such as high school presentations, college fairs, college night programs, on-campus visits and special events; and does related work as required.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Transfer Admissions, the Transfer Admissions Counselor is responsible for proactively recruiting transfer students, representing the University in a variety of settings in-person and virtually, such as community college presentations, transfer fairs, college night programs, on-campus visits and special events. Additionally, the Transfer Admissions Counselor coordinates on-site admissions and credit evaluation services at community colleges within the assigned geographic territory; and does related work as required.

Admissions Counselors in the Office of University Admissions provide essential student support services and excellent customer service to prospective and current Kean University students and their families. Positions require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. These positions will also require extensive travel and driving to recruitment locations in New Jersey, including Community Colleges for transfer admissions. These positions are not remote and require physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree; one year of professional experience in an enrollment management area in an institution of higher education or working directly with admissions, student recruitment and/or retention initiatives in a related field or professional experience in recruitment, marketing, sales or customer service is required. Transportation for recruitment travel and a driver’s license valid in the State of New Jersey is also required. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Previous recruiter experience in an admissions office in an institution of higher education is preferred. Datatel Colleague and Slate experience is also 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.  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 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

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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