Admissions Counselor

Search Number: S21-038
Rank: Administrator II
Job Posted: January 4, 2021

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Under the supervision of the Director of Admission, the Admissions Counselor will assist in recruitment, advising, and counseling students regarding University programs, admission requirements procedures and related matters with special emphasis on high school and transfer students.  Makes decisions on applications for admissions to the university. 
Position Responsibilities:

Program coordination including coordination and support of invitational programs of the Office of Admissions, as well as some others in conjunction with other campus offices.

In close consultation with the Associate Director, manage ongoing strategic communications with high school and independent counselors, including email, print, and other media.  

Represent the University both on- and off-campus to a prospective student, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process including at college fairs, high school visits, and other events. 

Plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories, including travel both in and out-of-state.

Works collaboratively with two-year and community colleges to increase transfer student enrollment.

Counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the University by in-person appointments, phone calls, emails and social media outlets.

Review and score application essays and other materials submitted by applicants for the purposes of making admission decisions.

Coordinate and contribute to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted prospective applicants to the University.  

Assist in the development and delivery of on-campus events and programs for counseling groups and individuals.

Bachelor’s degree with some admissions counseling and/or student outreach experience, or equivalent.

This position requires the ability to travel to remote locations and to load and transport admissions materials, displays and other equipment. Some evening and weekend hours required, especially during the travel season.  Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations.  Ability to represent the admissions profession positively through a strong, student-centered ethic.  Basic familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software tools.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Melissa Ingram at no later than February 3, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.