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  • July 25, 2014 4:26 PM | Anonymous

    Valparaiso University seeks a creative, dynamic admission professional to fill open position in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.


    Effectively promote Valparaiso University to students and their families through formal presentations, individual conversations and telecounseling as they transition from high school to college.

    ·         Must be able to utilize research data and other resources to assist in developing programs to promote the University.

    ·         The Counselor will engage in extensive travel during fall (September-early December) and spring (February-April). Travel will include overnight stays.

    ·         Counselor will be responsible for evaluating application materials, transcripts, and standardized test scores.

    ·         Working with and supervising Ambassadors in Admission (student aide workers) and taking an active role in office committees is also expected.

    ·         Some weekend and evening work required.

    ·         Other duties as assigned.


    Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

     Employment at Valparaiso University will require a criminal background check.

     To be considered for this position you must upload:

    ·         Cover letter

    ·         Resume

    ·         List of 3 professional references

    ·         Answer all the application questions

    For complete instructions on applying for this position, please visit our Careers page at

    Please address cover letter to:

    Bart Harvey, Director of Freshman Admission
    Valparaiso University
    Valparaiso, IN  46383

    Required Skills

    ·         Excellent speaking and writing skills.

    ·         Strong organizational skills.

    ·         Excellent analytical skills.

    ·         Ability to work both independently and in a team.

    ·         Ability to establish rapport with people.

    ·         Multi-task oriented with the ability to prioritize.

    Required Experience

    ·         Bachelor's degree required.

    ·         Previous college admission experience preferred.

    ·         Dedication to higher education are also required.

    Job Location

    Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

    Position Type


  • July 24, 2014 10:21 AM | Anonymous

     Director of First Year Recruitment

    St. Ambrose seeks a Director of First Year Recruitment with professional and managerial experience in the field of admissions to lead the University’s freshman recruitment efforts. The Director should have demonstrated leadership in supervising and training admissions representatives and other administrative professionals as well as strategically meeting recruitment goals and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with relational databases and a CRM platform (preferably Datatel/Ellucian).  The Director should work effectively with diverse groups, be organized and detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks while working independently.   This position is also responsible for overseeing freshman recruitment events such as Open Houses, Junior Preview Days, scholarship days, etc. and acts as the lead presenter at these events.    St. Ambrose is an independent, comprehensive, and catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts.  This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience and at least three years of experience in admissions, Master’s degree preferred. Applicants should apply online at by August 8, 2014 and upload their resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  AA/EOE

  • July 23, 2014 2:53 PM | Anonymous

    School Counselor (Academic, Social, Emotional, and College Counseling)


    Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, a selective enrollment Chicago Public High School and one of the top high schools in the country, is seeking a dynamic Counselor to join our faculty. 


    Under the direction of the school principal the school counselor provides support in the school environment with duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to the following: 


    • Formulating and instituting a comprehensive developmental school counseling program to assist students in developing realistic goals, positive self-images and an awareness of future academic, vocational and career opportunities. 

    • Implementing articulation and orientation activities to provide for the smooth transition of students from grade to grade and from school to school. 

    • Coordinating and organizing student assessment procedures, including but not limited to the citywide testing program, to provide information that can be used to improve the quality of the instructional program and provide insight and direction for the individual student in terms of educational and vocational decisions. 

    • Providing students with a career awareness and education program to help students realize vocational life is determined by a succession of choices beginning with school. 

    • Providing individual and group interventions to reveal student attitudes, feelings, interests, problems, available options and possible consequences to specific decisions to help students be successful in self-directed decision-making. 

    • Developing appropriate referral and resource services to assist students in utilizing both school and community resources to develop interests, skills, and opportunities. 



    All Teachers and Counselors new to the district are required to successfully complete the CPS Teacher Quality Pool.  Individuals not in the Pool will not be eligible for hire.  Information on this requirement is available on the CPS Careers page.

    Applicants must have been awarded from an accredited college or university a master’s degree in guidance and counseling or a master’s degree for completion of an approved program in guidance consisting of 48 semester hours of coursework. Applicants must also hold a valid Type 73 State of Illinois School Service Personnel Certificate with an Endorsement Guidance. (Note: Certificate(s) must show a current registration date.) 


    To inquire further, please send a cover letter and resume to Tim Devine (Principal) at and Lance Paulsen (Counseling Chair)  

  • July 23, 2014 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position: Manager of College Partnerships

    Reports to: Chief Education Officer/Vice President of College Partnerships

    The Chicago Landscape

    There is a deep reservoir of talent in this great city! In order to remain a world-class

    city, we must invest in talent from an education and leadership perspective. Locally and

    nationally, we are not fully equipping our youth with the skills and tools to be successful.

    Just 8% of Chicago Public School students will graduate with a college degree by the

    age of 25. There also remains a lack of diversity in the workforce at all levels and in

    every industry. We must continue to invest in building a diverse pipeline of talent if we

    are to remain a thriving and competitive city.

    About Chicago Scholars

    The mission of the Chicago Scholars Foundation (Chicago Scholars) is to provide

    talented, academically ambitious, and underserved high school students access and

    success through college and beyond.

    We provide Chicago’s young future leaders with the support they need to achieve their

    dreams: mentorship, college admission support, and access to leadership and career

    programming. Our program target high need, first-generation students from every

    single neighborhood and every high school. We nurture their talent through an

    innovative five-year college success program plus a two-year leadership development

    program. We work to ensure that our academically ambitious Scholars are not only

    investing in their own career growth and success but also enhancing Chicago’s

    competitive position in the global economy for years to come. We are extremely proud

    that the support provided by our program is allowing our Scholars to persist and

    graduate at a rate of almost 90% (compared to just 8% of CPS peers).

    Our Future – Growth

    Chicago Scholars is at a particularly exciting and critical juncture. Due to the success of

    our program, we have recently received support to expand our impact from serving 300

    new students each year to 1000 new students, over the next five years.

    Job Summary

    The primary responsibilities of the Manager of College Partnerships are to maintain

    relationships with colleges and universities who currently partner with Chicago Scholars

    as well as help drive the Onsite program working with the College Access team. This

    position will play a key role in identifying and working with college counselors and with

    Scholars, ensuring the counseling and match process are successful and completed

    fully. Data collection and analysis will be a critical element of success for this position

    as well.

    Key Responsibilities

     Support Chief Education Officer/VP of College Partnerships in maintaining

    existing relationships with colleges and universities and all relevant data

    pertaining to those relationships

     Support Scholars as they work with college counselors, and work through match


     Provide support to Chief Education Officer/VP of College Partnerships in data

    gathering and analysis related to college applications, acceptances, enrollment,


     Support Chief Education Officer/VP of College Partnerships in

    managing/processing college applications for onsite and the college application

    process in general

     Steward colleges through Power Networking and Onsite processes

     Interface with College Access (Launch) Team to ensure seamless

    communication and appropriate use of technologies and data sharing


     Assist Chief Education Officer/VP of College Partnerships in identifying and

    training college counselors to work with Scholars on a one-on-one basis

     Work with the Manager of Research and Data and the Director of College Access

    to track college applications, acceptances match and enrollment data

     In coordination with the College Access team, ensure positive experiences for

    colleges in both Power Networking and Onsite events

     Provide all reporting as required to ensure the Leadership team is current on all

    pertinent data

     Participate as appropriate in the development and execution of College Access

    workshops; focus on college application process

     Identify areas for improved processes with regard to developing new college

    relationships for Chicago Scholars

     Coordinate with College Persistence Team on specific college interactions to

    ensure continuity of relationship with colleges

    o In support of and coordination with Chief Education Officer/VP of College

    Partnerships, visit colleges as needed to maintain or expand relationship

    with Chicago Scholars

     Work with Development Team as needed to support coordination with College

    Partnership Team on potential donors

     Act as back up to Chief Education Officer as needed


     Excellent verbal, interpersonal skills with strong writing skills

     Demonstrated ability to organize complex tasks and prioritize multiple


     Demonstrated timely follow-through and the ability to work at a rigorous pace to

    meet deadlines

     Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

     Interest in and ability to readily acquire knowledge of the work Chicago Scholars

    is doing

     Ability to collect, organize, analyze and report data to support understanding of

    Chicago Scholars’ impact

     Ability to communicate and respond in a manner which consistently

    demonstrates respect, concern, and responsiveness

     Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing needs and priorities

     Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse audiences

     Demonstrated experience working with college professionals

     Experience in college counseling

     Advanced proficiency with computer applications - Microsoft Office (Outlook,

    Word, Excel, Power Point) and ability to learn and master other computer

    technology/software programs as needed

     Minimum 5-7 years of experience

     College degree required
  • July 21, 2014 12:22 PM | Anonymous

    Viterbo University seeks qualified candidates to recruit and enroll a diverse group of bright and motivated undergraduate students through the role of Admission Counselor. This is a full-time administrative position.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, experience related to the coordination of marketing projects, public presentations and/or the management of events, experience working in higher education student services or closely related area, a demonstrated knowledge of secondary schools, possession of a valid driver's license with a good driving record, willingness to travel to high school and college fairs (particularly in Illinois), evening and occasional weekend work. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.

    To apply, please complete online employment application ( and send letter of interest, resume, and a list of three professional references to

  • July 16, 2014 4:59 PM | Anonymous
    Date Posted:
      Notre Dame College Prep
    Date Available:
    The College and Career Counselor is appointed by the Principal and serves under the direct supervision of the Director of Counseling.  The College and Career Counselor assists students in making informed decisions regarding college and career options.  The College and Career Counselor works with students throughout their four years at Notre Dame.
    • 7:30 am to 3:15 pm – 10 months per year, other hours as needed to fulfill accountabilities
    • Counselors are expected to work one week prior to the beginning of school and one week following the completion of school as well as over the Christmas break as needed to prepare for the second semester
    Specific accountabilities shall include, but not be limited to:
    • Knowledge of the mission and philosophy of Notre Dame College Prep and support in incorporating and communicating its vision. 
    • Provide comprehensive college and career counseling.
    • Be informed regarding college admissions policies.
    • Arrange all appointments and meetings with college representatives.
    • Schedule seniors to meet with college representatives and provide them with a calendar of representative visits.
    • Integrate and utilize student data into Naviance portal.
    • Inform students and parents of local College Night programs.
    • Arrange a College Financial Aid and Information Night.
    • Process applications for admission to college, including preparation of transcripts and test scores and writing recommendations.
    • Coordinate all scholarship and financial aid requirements.
    • Plan, schedule, and present sophomore, junior and senior Parent Insight Nights.
    • Prepare and mail final transcripts and reports.
    • Maintain active membership in the Chicago Area College Counselor Association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling.
    • Maintain records of students’ plans after they leave Notre Dame College Prep.
    • Administer and supervise the standardized testing program (HSPT, EXPLORE, PLAN, ASPIRE, PSAT, ACT, and SAT).
    • Administer and supervise Advanced Placement testing.
    • Communicate NCAA Clearinghouse requirements with students, parents and college.
    • Work collaboratively with the counseling department in establishing departmental goals and objectives.
    • Utilize data to inform decision making.
    • Participate in departmental staffing and meetings.
    • Maintain open communication within the department and school regarding specific issues involving students, parents, staff, and community, as well as program developments.
    • Support faculty and staff in preparing and sending letters of recommendation.
    • Communicate with departments and teachers regarding specific issues involving college and career planning.
    • Order and requisition materials as needed within the budgeted needs of the department.
    • Continue professional self-development and foster professional development within the department.
    Start Date:                      8/11/2014
    Term of Employment:    Full-time
    Qualifications:               An active Standard Illinois State Board of Education Teaching License or other, comparable, reciprocal, counseling certification with appropriate endorsements is preferred. The candidate should have knowledge of the ASCA National Model as well as expertise using the Naviance portal.
    Compensation:               Salaried (salary schedule is available)
    Benefits:                         Health, Dental, Vision, and 403(b) contributions provided
    Work Year:                    Academic Year Calendar
    Degree Required:           Bachelor Degree required.  Master Degree in School Counseling preferred.  Catholic school experience is preferred.

    Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume electronically to:

    Daniel Tully
    Notre Dame College Prep
    7655 West Dempster
    Niles, IL 60714

  • July 16, 2014 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    MacCormac College is conducting a search for an Associate Director of Admissions. We are looking for a high energy, goal-oriented person with strong interpersonal skills who is genuinely passionate about empowering people who are interested in higher education. The ideal seasoned candidate will have three to five years admissions experience. Local travel, night, and weekend work required.

    Position will be open until filled, though applications received by August 1, 2014 will receive full consideration.

    This is a full-time position. Only serious applicants may inquire. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Roberto D. Torres, Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services, at  MacCormac College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job Requirements


        Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education or a related field is strongly preferred.

        Minimum 3 years recruitment, marketing or sales experience.

        Possess a sincere interest in helping others achieve life goals.

        Fluency in a second language is desirable but not required.

        Relationships with Chicagoland high school counselors a plus.


        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

        Prospecting Skill and Negotiating and Closing skills.

        Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and student populations.

        Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.

        Goal oriented and highly ethical.

        Strong expertise with MS Office as well as field related hardware and software packages and systems for reporting features.


        Self-confidence, Initiative, Bottom-Line Driven, Motivation for Sales

        Job Knowledge, Credibility, Customer Service Focused , Presentation Skills

        Professionalism, Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Problem Solving


        Ability to generate leads, market services, establish and cultivate relationships.

        Ability to listen to customers and to understand and respond positively to their requests.

        Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.

    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.

    MacCormac College is a 110 year-old, private, not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution located in downtown Chicago. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college offers associate degrees and certificates in various disciplines to a diverse group of students and is proud to administer the oldest U.S. court reporting program (1912) and the oldest Illinois paralegal studies program (1973).

  • July 15, 2014 10:36 AM | Anonymous member

    University of Illinois

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    Admissions Counselor (Chicago Satellite Office)


    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an opening for an Admissions Counselor (Chicago Satellite Office). This position is a 100% full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Admissions Counselor serves as a representative of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; counsel and advise prospective students, their families, and high school and community college partners through the undergraduate admission and enrollment process; thoroughly read and consider freshman and transfer applications for admission; and assist with all outreach efforts as assigned. This position will be based at the University of Illinois Satellite Office, downtown Chicago.




    • Represent the Illinois undergraduate admissions office in assigned domestic and/or international regions and create and implement recruitment and outreach plans for those areas.

    • Develop comprehensive plans for travel and outreach based on the Illinois’ strategy of recruiting a highly diverse and talented applicant pool.

    • Counsel, provide information and advice about Illinois generally, and about its admissions procedures specifically, to prospective students, applicants, their parents and secondary school guidance counselors in a prompt, professional and courteous manner.

    • Reach out and encourage prospective students and admitted students to explore and eventually matriculate at Illinois through staffing on-campus programs, scheduling personal visits to secondary schools, attending college fair programs, and engaging in correspondence, email and/or telephone contact. •Read and evaluate admissions applications; apply discretion and independent judgment in

    evaluating and comparing applications and gathering information in preparation for admission consideration; and make admissions decisions based on campus enrollment goals.

    •Use knowledge and expertise to evaluate applications holistically and consistently; and educate admissions committee colleagues and leadership on variances and programmatic issues with secondary schools in assigned region(s).

    •Assist with other projects and responsibilities as assigned.


    Minimum Education and Work Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of one year of relevant experience preferred.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.  Dynamic personality.  High-quality customer service skills. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.  Ability and willingness to travel. Understanding and commitment to affirmative action in educational access and employment.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Ability to lift and move heavy boxes of materials. Valid driver's license required. Fluency in Spanish is preferred




    To ensure full consideration application materials must be received by July 30, 2014. Start date is as soon as possible. All candidates must create a candidate profile through and upload a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.  This position requires a criminal background check.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at


    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

  • July 14, 2014 9:26 PM | Anonymous member

    Northern Michigan University is currently hiring for a regional admissions counselor to be based in the Chicago area.


    Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

    One position open with hiring level based on qualifications:  Admissions Counselor or Senior Admissions Counselor or Assistant Director of Admissions

    Position Type: Full-time staff; regionally based in Illinois (Chicago area) 

    Submit Application By: July 28, 2014

    For details and to apply for this position, visit

    NMU is an EOE.

  • July 11, 2014 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lawrence University seeks a smart, energetic, and innovative go-getter to thrive as our first professional staff member dedicated to managing the alumni and parent volunteers who raise Lawrence’s visibility through college fairs, interviews, and receptions as well as other initiatives that s/he will have a hand in developing.

    Reporting to the Director of Alumni and Constituency Engagement, collaborating with other ACE colleagues, and working very closely with the Director of Admissions and admissions staff (all of whom share a building on campus), the associate director will be charged with identifying, inspiring, training, and managing Lawrence alumni and parents who dedicate their time and talent to helping Lawrence recruit and enroll students who are well-matched for the Lawrence experience.

    The associate director will also deploy her/his talents by: recruiting and managing volunteers for a Reunion planning committee; working closely with the Lawrence University Alumni Association Board of Directors; reading applications as an admission committee member; and handling other duties as assigned (you knew that was coming), which will include being able to fold table banners with panache at college fairs that s/he will attend as part of the national travel that accompanies this position. Read the official job description here:

    The associate director will join a team filled with people who embrace the importance of care, hustle, ethics, and humor in accomplishing the goals of volunteer management and college admission with class. The successful candidate will embody this mindset.

    Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or beyond, a healthy understanding of the value of the liberal arts and sciencesundefinedespecially Lawrence’s unique position in that realmundefinedand a commitment to serving others with class and dignity. (Don’t forget the ubiquitous requirement for a valid driver’s license and the ability to carry heavy things.) Preferred candidates will have experience in college admission, volunteer management, orundefinedeven betterundefinedboth.

    Lawrence University, a national leader in individualized education, is home to one of the country’s most internationally diverse student populations, with 1,500 undergraduates from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.

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