Clark University seeks a dynamic, tech-savvy person with excellent interpersonal skills for an entry-level position on a high-performing admissions team. Reporting to the Director of Graduate Admissions-Marketing & Recruiting, the Graduate Admissions Counselor will play a key role in helping to recruit high quality candidates for the graduate programs at Clark University. The Counselor will work with others in the Graduate Admissions Office, as well as with faculty and staff in various degree programs, to meet the graduate enrollment goals of the University.
Duties and Responsibilities The Graduate Admissions Counselor will execute graduate student recruitment initiatives that include traditional methods such as exhibiting at college fairs and professional conferences, conducting information sessions both on and off campus, coordinating webinars, and engaging in e-mail communication with prospective students. The Counselor will also contribute ideas for creative, new ways to attract prospective students and to yield the best candidates for enrollment.
The Counselor will provide counseling on the admissions process and serve as primary contact for several prospective students, moving them through the admissions process and to enrollment through extensive personal contact as needed.
The Counselor will work closely with the admissions team to plan, organize and manage prospective student visit programs, including arranging individual and group events at different stages of the admissions cycle.
In addition, the Counselor will build and maintain prospective and admitted student communications plans, working closely with relevant faculty and staff to ensure the content is appropriate, and reporting and analyzing communication outcomes. The Counselor will also serve as liaison with other offices on campus to help meet program specific enrollment objectives. The Counselor will perform other related duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university-a Master’s degree is preferred- and excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience in college admissions/marketing and working with students from diverse backgrounds and 1-3 years of relevant work experience is preferred. In addition, the candidate will have a valid driver’s license and the willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed and the ability to lift and transport admissions material. The candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to work with limited guidance independently and in groups, and the ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow-up in a timely manner-in the office and while traveling. The ideal candidate will be highly personable and approachable to prospective students and have the ability to work with diverse populations. The candidate will be analytical, and able to make sound judgements and decisions.
Technical skills required include the aptitude to work with databases and information systems and familiarity with MS Office. Some experience with Slate, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology, and/or email marketing platforms is desirable.
Clark is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their qualifications and experiences, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position with excellent benefits which include employee and family tuition benefits, vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many, many more.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <email@example.com> .
Applicants must reference Job code 199276 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Internal Number: 199276
About Clark University
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to
scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day.
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change.
Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.