Admissions Counselor
Lesley University - Cambridge, MA

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Entry-level position for an energetic professional committed to facilitating access to undergraduate programs at Lesley University, with special focus on our transfer and bachelor degree completion programs. Plan, manage, and conduct travel/recruitment at Community Colleges, community based and professional organizations that serve adult learners, businesses, and other major stakeholders in the college search process. Interview and counsel prospective students; provide guidance, support, and advice on the admissions process. Develop and maintain relationships with Community College partners, transfer counselors and community college faculty, community-based and professional organizations, businesses, and alumni admissions volunteers. Conduct timely outreach via phone, email, social media, web applications, and personal interviews and information sessions to effectively move prospective students through the admissions funnel to enrollment. Manage applicant review processes for degree completion students interested in the range of Lesley bachelor programs including distance learning. The successful candidate will be effective at building relationships via phone/email; effectively present marketing messages and academic as well as artistic information leading to positive and informed decision-making between prospective students and Lesley University.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plan, manage, and conduct travel, recruitment, and counseling activities targeting prospective transfer and bachelor degree completion students, as well as other major stakeholders in the transfer/degree completion college search process. Travel approximately 4 weeks in the fall; 3 weeks in the spring.
  • Effectively present marketing messages and accurate academic about the range of the University’s programs leading to positive and informed decision-making regarding the fit between students and Lesley University.
  • Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: timely outreach to inquiries using phone, email, and social media; assisting students with the application process; following up with applicants to complete their files, updating students on their application status; and in some cases reviewing the file for admission.
  • Work closely with Center for the Adult Learner and the advising team for distance learning to stay current on programs; guide students through the admissions process.
  • Provide public presentations both on and off campus re: Lesley’s undergraduate programs. Groups may range in size from 10 to 150 people. Programs may be held on weekends, select Monday holidays, or in the evening.
  • Interview, review portfolios offering constructive advice for further development, and counsel students engaged in the college search process.
  • Through phone, email, social media, and web applications, develop and maintain relationships with transfer and degree completion students from point of inquiry through to enrollment.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Community College partners, community college faculty and transfer counselors, community based and professional organizations that serve adult and distance learners to enroll students from diverse populations.
  • Prepare applications for review, review files and, in some cases, recommend decisions.
  • Manage databases and input data using a CRM system, Colleague, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Develop knowledge of a wide variety of academic programs – special focus on Lesley’s bachelor degree completion programs, Community college partnerships, articulation agreements, and transfer programs.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience working in undergraduate admissions, particularly with transfer, bachelor degree completion students, and adult learners helpful. This may include student volunteer work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills essential, including skills and a comfort level with public speaking.
  • Ability to effectively use phones and email to engage with prospective students.
  • Must possess an ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and regionally for recruitment purposes for up to 4 weeks in the fall and three (3) weeks in the spring.
  • Strong organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize work and manage time and multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft Word and Excel, managing databases (e.g., Colleague), web applications, and have a willingness to continue to explore the use of technology and social media in the college admissions process.
  • Able and willing to periodically work evenings and weekends.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Application Instructions:
To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, a CV/Resume and contact information for three references.

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