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Job ID: 127537

Undergraduate Admission Counselor
Simmons University

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2019
Title Undergraduate Admission Counselor
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Counseling Services
    Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Main Campus - Boston, MA


Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.

Job Description
Simmons University is looking for an Admission Counselor to join the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Reporting to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission, the Admission Counselor will be responsible for the recruitment and counseling of prospective undergraduate students. The Admission Counselor will be responsible for managing a geographic territory to conduct recruiting efforts, and evaluating and counseling first year and transfer students from the prospect stage through their full enrollment cycle. Additionally, the Admission Counselor will be expected to travel to regional and national recruitment events, interview prospective students and meet with their families, as well as evaluate undergraduate admission applicants.

  • Serve as primary application reviewer for respective assigned territory, as well as assist with other admission counselors as and when needed, including extensive file reading/review, assessment, evaluation and recommendation for student prospect applications;
  • Develop communication methods for contacting students, families, and counselors to motivate and assist students in navigating through all points in the admission funnel;
  • Identify key priorities and needs of individual students and their families and use appropriate communications to influence their decision to enroll;
  • Identify, research and develop new opportunities and entry points in the prospect funnel with the goal of increasing the enrollment of qualified first year students;
  • Travel to college fairs and high school visits to speak with prospective students, parents, high school and college counselors (travel includes approximately 12 weeks in the fall and 4-6 weeks in the spring);
  • Participate in all on-campus recruitment events, as well as those hosted off-campus when appropriate;
  • Participate and contribute to additional projects and initiatives within the Office of Undergraduate Admission relating to events, committees, or other projects as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • Valid U.S. Driver's License required;
  • Ability to travel both regionally and nationally for at least 16-18 weeks per year. Travel may be regional or national, and is not restricted to the established territory of the counselor. In addition, the specific geographic territory and/or populations will be assigned to the Admission Counselor yearly and may be changed at the discretion of the management team;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to demonstrate active listening;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills; professional and friendly in-person, virtually and on the phone;
  • Committed to stellar customer service with timely, positive and effective responses to all inquiries and constituents.

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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