Transfer Admission Counselor, Admission Department, Chalon Campus
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.
To recruit community college students interested in applying to Mount Saint Mary's University through onsite and digital outreach efforts. Provide support for the students through the entire enrollment process. Direct the recruitment activities within a given geographical area for prospective students and evaluate applicants for admission to MSMU.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Contacts and meets prospective MSMU through repeated visits to community colleges and attending college fairs throughout California to generate applications for admission.
Develops relationships with and update transfer counselors at community colleges about MSMU's academic programs and other academic related opportunities. This effort will be conducted by direct mail, phone, email and in person.
Plans, organizes and implements various programs for prospective students and their parents, transfer counselors and independent educational consultants throughout the year designed to generate interest in MSMU.
Interacts in a professional manner with a variety of professionals inside and outside of the University who have an impact/influence on prospective students.
Works closely with prospective students and applicants throughout the admissions process via telephone and email contacts, letters and personal meetings.
Manages a specific recruitment territory. Organize a schedule of community college visits, including travel arrangements and confirmation of visits as well as off campus recruitment events.
Analyzes and evaluates documents submitted with applications for admission (i.e. school transcripts, test scores, references, essays and resumes) for the prospective transfer students.
Participates in multiple admission office events supporting the recruitment efforts for both first-year and transfer applicants.
Maintains a visible presence on both MSMU campuses and conduct interviews for prospective students who visit the campuses.
Working knowledge of the structure of college admissions, community college transfer centers and of public/ private high school counseling; analysis of transcripts and standardized admission tests; and the role of an Associate of Arts degree versus a Bachelor's degree.
Understanding of financial aid policies and procedures helpful.
Abilities and Skills:
Able to independently exercise sound judgement, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical though creative solutions.
Consistently meet deadlines.
Effectively manage multiple projects and follow through to completion.
Demonstrate professionalism and comfort in speaking to groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Work well alone and in a team.
Exercise excellent organizational ability, prioritization, customer service, oral/written communication, as well as interpersonal, public relations and presentation skills.
Possess high energy level along with patience and flexibility.
Willing and able to travel extensively.
Possess a driver's license and reliable personal vehicle.
Good sense of direction and/or ability to navigate is very helpful.
Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably from a small liberal arts institution.
Participation in national and/or regional professional organizations helpful.
One to two years experience working in a high school or an institution of higher education (e.g. in counseling, admissions or as a teacher/faculty member) public relations, recruiting, sales or other related field.
Work Location: Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.