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  • October 13, 2014 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DePaul University – Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

    We are seeking an admission professional with 3 to 5 years of experience to work with graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

    For the job description and online application visit DePaul’s HR website:

    For additional information, contact Ann Spittle – The search will close when the position is filled. 

  • October 09, 2014 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a Director of Orientation (Associate Director, Admissions).

    Under general supervision from a designated administrator, provide leadership for the administration of student orientation and is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, and administration of the New Student Orientation Office.  The Director of Orientation will:

    • Establish and facilitate collaboration and partnerships between colleges through advisory committees as it applies to New Student Orientation.
    • Plan, author, visualize and clearly communicate the vision and goals of the department.
    • Collaborate with other units on a variety of new student initiatives (Convocation, Welcome Weekend, safety, international students).
    • Spearhead and establish a culture that continuously fosters professionalism, service and synergy, intra and inter teams and committees.
    • Analyze budget to create and maintain expenditure controls and appropriations in line with overall fiscal goals.
    • Oversee implementation of new ways to improve efficiency and reduce expenses.
    • Develop and sharpen new strategies regarding the direction and scope of orientation.
    • Strategically enhance program to serve different student populations such as international, transfer, and veterans.
    • Stay informed of new developments and trends in orientation and provide this information to team members and committees.
    • Oversee and conduct aspects of recruitment of student orientation staff and office staff. Mentor and foster development of professional staff and student staff. Direct and oversee the staff training process. Oversee hiring process of student staff.
    • Create, develop and produce publications for students, parents and campus community.
    • Provide leadership for Orientation's responsibilities on projects with the President's office.    

    Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in related educational program, student affairs administration, counseling, or other related field with 3 years experience; OR Bachelor's degree with 5 years experience; OR associate degree with 7 years experience; OR 9 years experience. Experience must be in a related field and may require at least 1 year supervision.

    Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have familiarity and experience with orientation programming for 4,000+ students and parents; will possess a high energy level and a willingness to work varying hours regularly; excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; experience with professional and student staff oversight; strong ability to energize, motivate and develop student orientation leaders; exceptional communication, time-management, team-building, planning and organizational skills; excellent decision making and budget management skills.

    Unusual Working Conditions: Some positions may require the ability to transport recruitment materials up to 40 pounds; work occasional evenings and weekends, and include some overnight travel.  


    To apply for position (214UC9476), please see

    The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

  • October 08, 2014 3:41 PM | Anonymous member


    Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admission, the Admission Counselor will be responsible for successfully recruiting and enrolling students transferring to Rockford University. To achieve these goals, the incumbent will review applications for undergraduate admission, conduct recruitment travel, as well as advise and counsel prospective students, transfer coordinators, and other constituencies regarding the admission process and academic programs.  The incumbent will be responsible for meeting individual and team enrollment goals.




    • Participates in the development of student recruitment plans, strategies, and written materials.
    • Analyzes qualifications of prospective students utilizing established University admissions standards, guidelines and criteria.
    • Communicates on the phone, via e-mail, and in person with prospective students, applicants, parents, transfer coordinators and others to provide information and answer questions about Rockford University.
    • Visits middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Speaks to groups and individual students, and meets with transfer coordinators to promote the University.  Assists in coordinating recruitment events; arranges visits from prospective students and parents.
    • Serves as a liaison to develop partnerships between the university and community colleges throughout the state.
    • Creates and distributes resource materials for student recruitment programs; analyzes trends in recruitment.
    • Prepares reports and proposals.
    • Participates in the development of operating goals and objectives for the department; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations.
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
    • Demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities. 



    ·         Bachelor's degree required

    ·         Prefer 1 to 3 years sales experience

    ·         Bilingual Spanish skills a plus

    ·         Must be comfortable with public speaking

    ·         Must have a valid drivers license

    ·         Must be able to work nights and weekends

    ·         Position requires overnight travel


    Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Materials submitted for all positions should include a cover letter detailing salary requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to:

    Nichole Hoey, HR Specialist

    Application materials that do not include all of this information will not be considered.


  • October 08, 2014 11:11 AM | Anonymous member

    University of Illinois

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    Senior Admissions Counselor (Telecounseling)


    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an opening for a Senior Admissions Counselor. This position is a 100% full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Senior Admissions Counselor will oversee the student telecounseling program and student staff in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions; serve 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.


    o    Oversee the student telecounseling program and student staff in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    o    Coordinate the day to day management of the student recruitment activities in the telecounseling area

    o    Establish and coordinate schedules to meet staffing goals

    o    Hire and train student staff and coordinate workflow

    o    Provide professional development and ongoing training for student telecounselors

    o    Troubleshoot technology associated with the telecounseling program; manage telecounseling equipment

    o    Log data and analyze data to predict trends and changes in student application and enrollment

    o    Collaborate with academic units, alumni, and recruitment partners to support calling projects

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

    o    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

    o    Use knowledge and expertise to evaluate applications holistically and consistently

    o    Lead and assist with other projects and responsibilities as assigned


    Minimum Education and Work Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Experience in program or project management, supervising students, admissions or higher education recruitment desired Excellent oral and written communication skills, including writing and public speaking. Dynamic personality. High-quality customer service skills. University telecounseling or student tour guide experience. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.  Understanding and commitment to affirmative action in educational access and employment. Proficiency with databases and Microsoft Office tools. Valid driver's license required.


     To ensure full consideration application materials must be received by October 21, 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.

  • September 30, 2014 6:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The position of Undergraduate Admission Counselor assists prospective high school students in navigating the college selection process with a goal of attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling a competitive entering class of traditional undergraduate students.  In addition to general admission duties, the counselor will be assigned to work on one or more targeted areas (examples include special event coordination, student calling team, faculty outreach, alumni liaison recruitment, campus tour guide coordination).  The admission counselor must be skilled in working with a wide range of constituents in an increasingly diverse student environment.  The counselor will be expected to manage an assigned territory and travel in and out-of-state within that territory as necessary, to achieve goals.  In addition to individual school visits and student appointments, the counselor is expected to provide small and large group presentations and engage in use of social media to enhance communication with students.  This position will include outreach to a diverse student population for which bilingual (Spanish-speaking) abilities are required.  Evening and weekend work is frequently required during significant parts of the recruitment cycle.  

    Disseminate information about the University and counsel students and parents during high school visits, college fair programs, on-campus visits and events and via routine phone and email communication.

    Visit with high school counselors, teachers, clergy, alumni and other key influencers to provide information about university programs and services. 

    Assist in organizing individual and group visits to the campus and facilitate the involvement of current students and key faculty in each visit.

    Conduct pre-admission interviews and provide secondary school course selection guidance as needed.

    Provide updated information regarding student financial aid to prospective and admitted students and parents as appropriate during the enrollment cycle.

    Maintain regular pre and post acceptance contact with every prospective student, applicant, and admit a minimum of once every 30 days via phone, email and other electronic media as appropriate.

    Review and assess all admission files, recommending decisions to the Asst. Vice President for all students in assigned territory; personally communicate the decision to each applicant within one working day.

    Respond promptly within one working day to all communication from students, parents, counselors, teachers, clergy and other influencers, for all students within the assigned territory.    

    Provide appropriate input in the review and editing of promotional materials used by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

    Maintain an active role in on-campus student life activities to ensure updated information is communicated to prospective students.

    Prepare and compile data for reports to evaluate effectiveness of recruitment and admission initiatives within the assigned territory; develop and implement strategies to surpass enrollment goals.

    Serve as a liaison to faculty and staff regarding the initiatives and other activities within the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

    Ensure a thorough knowledge of all curricular offerings on the undergraduate level and a basic knowledge of program offerings on the graduate level.

    Other duties as assigned by the Asst. Vice President for Enrollment or designee.    

    Bachelor’s Degree in    communications, sociology, psychology or related field required.

    Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) ability preferred but not required.  Prior admission experience strongly desired.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential.  Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously required.

    Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as necessary.  High level of enthusiasm and energy; strong interpersonal skills.  Proven commitment to outstanding quality service to all constituents.  Appreciation of higher education values within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Strong commitment to a work environment that supports a team concept to attain departmental and institutional goals.       

    Visit with high school counselors, teachers, clergy, alumni and other key influencers to provide information about university programs and services.  

  • September 22, 2014 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    Admission Counselor

    The Office of Enrollment at Illinois College seeks candidates for the position of Admission Counselor. Admissions Counselors are responsible for developing and implementing programsand activities designed to enroll new undergraduate students at Illinois College. As a member of the enrollment team, counselors participate in a full range of recruitment and admission efforts, including travel, group presentations, individual meetings, application review and related duties as assigned. A bachelor’s degree is required as is some overnight travel, evening, and weekend work.

    For a detailed list of qualifications, responsibilities and information on how to apply, please visit

    Illinois College is an EOE and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

  • September 17, 2014 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    Admissions Representative 

    Responsibilities include set up and carry through a schedule of high school visits within the recruitment territory, attend scheduled college fairs, conduct appropriate follow-up via phone, written correspondence, e-mail, and/or personal visits, represent St. Ambrose University at alumni functions and at regional conventions, attend and assist coordinating open house events and attend all first-year orientations. Travel and overnight stays required. Experience in sales is beneficial. Individual must have superior verbal, written and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. Requirements:  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and experience in area of responsibility or related area preferred. Knowledge of relational database management and Microsoft Office applications required, Ellucian/Colleague preferred. St. Ambrose is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts. Please apply online by September 30, 2014 at and upload a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references.  AA/EOE

  • September 16, 2014 8:24 AM | Anonymous

    Bilingual Department Counselor


    Location: Round Lake High School

    Date Available: Immediately

     Submit your application online at

    JOB SUMMARY: This position utilizes leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, this class is accountable for promoting student success, providing preventive services, and responding to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.


     Master's degree in counseling or closely related field.


     Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a School Counselor endorsement. Spanish preferred.


    1. Knowledge of child development and especially of characteristics of students in the age group assigned;
    2. Knowledge of current educational research;
    3. Knowledge of laws and policies for student counseling;
    4. Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles;
    5. Knowledge of the prescribed curriculum;
    6. Oral and written communication skills;
    7. Problem-solving and analytical skills;
    8. Skill in communicating with other school counselors and administrators;
    9. Skill in dealing with parent and student concerns;
    10. Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents and others;
    11. Ability to assess levels of student achievement effectively, analyze test results and prescribe actions for improvement;
    12. Ability to assist in establishing and maintaining an effective learning climate in the school;
    13. Ability to assist in the development of school plans and organizational procedures for the health, safety, discipline and conduct of students as established in District procedures;
    14. Ability to assist in the development, revisions and evaluation of the curriculum and instructional services;
    15. Ability to assist with credit transfers;
    16. Ability to communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds;
    17. Ability to counsel students using a variety of counseling techniques and methodologies;
    18. Ability to gather information from teachers on student progress;
    19. Ability to have a flexible schedule to consistently accommodate phone and email inquiries;
    20. Ability to interpret and implement all Board policies, Federal and State Laws;
    21. Ability to keep and maintain accurate records and to meet deadline;
    22. Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn;
    23. Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with student, staff and/or parent information;
    24. Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness;
    25. Ability to serve as liaison between the school and community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging parent involvement with the school;
    26. Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, teachers and community;
    27. Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


     The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.

     1. Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data;

    2. Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services;
    3. Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession;
    4. Administers appropriate tests to students and coordinates or assists with the building testing program as assigned;
    5. Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal, social skills, goals and plans;
    6. Assists in the development and implement a guidance program following District goals that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs and development of students;
    7. Assists students in grade inquiries;
    8. Assists teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data;
    9. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct and support the teaching staff in developing reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures;
    10. Assures that students have the opportunity to explore, develop and express themselves intellectually, socially and emotionally;
    11. Attends staff meetings and serves on committees as required;
    12. Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning;
    13. Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis;
    14. Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders;
    15. Conducts a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation;
    16. Conducts individual and group counseling sessions with students;
    17. Confers with colleagues, administration, students and/or parents when necessary;
    18. Consults and collaborates with teachers, staff and parents in understanding and meeting the needs of students;
    19. Coordinates student and family needs with community resources as appropriate (e.g. mental health, juvenile department, health department, etc.);
    20. Coordinates, monitors and evaluates activities of a comprehensive program as a part of the total school program;
    21. Develops a consistent perception and common understanding of counseling and guidance functions and the role of the school counselor;
    22. Develops a resource file containing the names of individuals and agencies that may provide support for counseling and guidance programs;
    23. Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program based on State standards and current individual school data;
    24. Discusses comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator;
    25. Discusses credit requirements and enrollment processes with local school counselors;
    26. Encourages students to set and maintain appropriate standards of classroom behavior;
    27. Establishes a systematic approach for making the counseling and guidance program visible at all levels;
    28. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students and parents/guardian concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students;
    29. Facilitates social and emotional growth among students, promoting academic and overall positive school experiences;
    30. Follows up with students working on incomplete coursework;
    31. Formulates goals consistent with District philosophy and Board policies;
    32. Guides and counsels groups and individual students through the development of educational and career plans;
    33. Implements an effective referral and follow-up process;
    34. Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals;
    35. Implements the school counseling and guidance program curriculum;
    36. Interprets to stakeholders the objectives of the system’s comprehensive counseling and guidance program and the procedures for utilizing guidance services;
    37. Keeps abreast of laws, rules, policies and trends regarding guidance and counseling;
    38. Maintains accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law, District policy and administrative regulations;
    39. Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders;
    40. May communicate with special education case managers and teachers regarding specific accommodations;
    41. Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate;
    42. Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions;
    43. Participates in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school;
    44. Participates in parent, teacher, and student conferences as requested and initiates such conferences as needed;
    45. Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills;
    46. Participates in the development and implementation of an individualized education program (IEP) as requested;
    47. Participates in the interview process and recommends personnel for counseling and guidance;
    48. Plans and administers in-service training program for counselors and facilitates continuous program development and improvement;
    49. Provides advice, guidance and support to students, parents/guardians and other stakeholders;
    50. Provides appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program;
    51. Provides direct services through the guidance curriculum, individual student planning and preventive and responsive services and in program management, system support and accountability;
    52. Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs;
    53. Provides leadership and collaborates with other educators in the school-wide integration of the State approved curriculum;
    54. Refers students with problems and their parents to appropriate specialists, special programs, or outside agencies;
    55. Reports to teachers and administrators on feedback from students;
    56. Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program;
    57. Works with students that are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or health related issues;
    58. Performs related duties as required.

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