Seattle University, Employment Opportunity

Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Admissions Counselor

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Hours Per Week: 37.5 

Position Description

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Director of Admission, the Admissions Counselor represents Seattle University’s educational opportunities to prospective first time in college and transfer students,
their families and the high school and community college guidance counselor community and performs related marketing activities to promote the University and its academic and student life offerings. The ideal candidate will be a resilient and innovative problem solver, possess strong interpersonal skills
that enable him/her to develop positive relationships and provide personalized attention to students throughout the admissions process. The Admission Counselor manages an assigned recruitment territory including the review, evaluation and initial undergraduate admission recommendation for applicants in
accordance with university selection criteria.  Working closely with campus stakeholders, he/she executes strategies in order to meet Seattle University’s undergraduate enrollment goals. The Admission Counselor is expected to attend all major admission events (preview days, open houses, etc.).  Evening and
weekend work is required, and frequent, particularly in the fall and spring seasons.

Essential Functions: 

This position provides information to prospective students, family members, secondary school counselors, transfer advisors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process about the University’s distinct academic opportunities. Plan and implement recruitment activities for
assigned schools and territories including 10-12 weeks of travel. Meets with prospective Seattle University students through high school and community college visitations, campus interviews, on and off-campus information sessions and admissions group presentations and workshops.  Individualized admissions counseling to diverse populations is an essential responsibility for this position. In consultation with the Senior Associate Director of Admission, manage ongoing strategic communications with prospective students and counselors, including email, print, and other media. Responsible for the development, planning and delivery of on and off campus recruitment events and programs.

Marginal Functions: 

Perform other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and one year professional work experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job functions.  Must possess well-developed organizational skills, confidence in speaking publically to both large and small groups, strong oral and written communication skills and establish and maintain
cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Knowledge of college admission trends and issues in higher education.  Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and federal and state privacy laws.

Experience using an ERP, CRM, and Document Imaging System, specifically Ellucian Colleague system, TargetX and ImageNow software.

Knowledge of financial aid trends and issues.

Experience working with diverse young adult and youth populations.

Experience with creative marketing, media production, and social media management focused on or targeted to young adults.


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified. 

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