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Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2019
Title Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Student Aide/Worker
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor position within the Enrollment Services Department.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor plays a vital role in recruiting, building relationships with and enrolling the necessary quantity and quality of transfer students to meet the enrollment goals of the university. The Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor is the first point of contact for students and families, manages a recruitment territory and actively analyzes data, developing marketing strategies and making admissions decisions designed to achieve the transfer goals of the institution. This person communicates with prospective students and their families about credit transfer and the application process, academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, housing, and costs/financial aid. The Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor uses ever-changing technology, including the Salesforce CRM and Banner, to communicate and track interactions with students.

Additionally, the Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor has responsibility for an area of strategic priority, collaborating with units across campus and leading the enrollment team to achieve the university goals regarding an assigned priority.

Nights, weekend work, and travel are requirements of this position.


Transfer Student Recruitment: Meet with students and parents on and off campus to counsel and present information regarding the St. Thomas transfer experience. Master and effectively communicate to students the transfer process and university information through a variety of channels and provide quality customer service to all impacted audiences. Build relationships with diverse populations and serve as the first point of contact with a variety of constituencies. Work with Veteran students to guide them on Veteran’s transfer policies and Veteran’s benefits.

Transfer Admission Application and Credit Transfer Review: Responsible for making initial admissions decisions for all new domestic transfer student applications. Calculate merit scholarship dollars extended to all admitted transfer students. Prepare unofficial evaluations of how students’ courses will transfer and present that information during personal appointments, telephone calls, or electronic mail. Explain official degree evaluations to admitted students. Review Dean’s Form and collaborate with Dean of Students Office when needed for guidance. Make suggestions about future courses if helping students create transfer plans. Collect course syllabi for official review if necessary and respond to the students when official course evaluations are made. Work closely with counseling staff at two year schools to communicate transferability to St. Thomas, create guaranteed admission programs and to make suggestions on how to advise their students.

Territory Management and Data Analysis: Analyze recruitment data with the university CRM and enterprise system to strategize and manage a recruitment territory and to determine travel and communication plans. Implement effective technological communication and measure its success. Develop and implement new strategies, communication plans, and events to generate additional interest in St. Thomas, to help students complete applications, and enroll at St. Thomas.

Strategic Priority/Program Responsibilities: Serve as a leader for the recruitment efforts of an assigned strategic priority or special program. Strategize ways to influence recruitment, communicate and collaborate with other units across campus, represent and lead the enrollment team to achieve the university goals regarding an assigned priority.

Event Planning and Implementation: Oversee the planning of various events, both on and off campus, for prospective transfer students, parents and other admissions guests. Actively participate in and help execute several large events catered towards first year students. Work with campus vendors, faculty, current students and other community members to provide a campus visit experience that positively influences enrollment yield objectives and revenue at the University of St. Thomas. Work with student services coordinators and student club leadership to coordinate major-specific group visits, which meet directly with St. Thomas department faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two (2) years of experience in an academic setting, preferably in Admissions
Must have a valid driver’s license and access to transportation by employment start date. Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required. Successful completion of a background check and driving record check after hire is required.
Nights, weekend work, and travel are requirements of this position
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as a tour guide, student ambassador, intern, or related higher education experience, etc.
Related experience in marketing, sales, event planning, sales, territory management, relationship building, and customer service


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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