Admission Counselor

Pacific Lutheran University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$20.70
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Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0602615

Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants Position Title: Admission Counselor Position Type: Staff Position Status: Regular Full-time Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible FLSA: Non-Exempt Hiring Range: $20.70-20.90 per hour, with excellent benefits. Location Department: Office of Admission Posting Date: 05/12/2023 Closing Date When a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Work Schedule:

FT; Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Extensive travel, evening and weekend work are required. Must be available and willing to work non-traditional hours as needed.

General Description:

The Admission Counselor is responsible for the outreach and recruitment of prospective students. The position is strongly focused on providing excellent follow-through, customer service, and communicating the educational opportunities available at Pacific Lutheran University. The Admission Counselor is specifically responsible for meeting individual recruitment goals and for contributing to the overall recruiting goals of the Admission team and office. Reports to the Director of Recruitment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Articulate the university message to prospective students, families, high school counselors, community college personnel, alumni, pastors, and community members.
  • Communicate with and counsel prospective students throughout the recruitment and application process, including extensive correspondence via phone and email.
  • Generate and review admission applications.
  • Manage recruitment territories and assist members of the Admission staff with a variety of recruitment and yield events.
  • Represent the university at a variety of functions including college fairs, high school visits, receptions and community events.
  • Plan and implement 6-12 weeks of travel in the fall and 2-3 weeks of travel in the spring.
  • Manage selected student recruitment programs and special projects as assigned by the Director of Recruitment.
  • Provide financial aid counseling and advising.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Sound appreciation for the values of a comprehensive liberal arts education. A strong commitment to PLU's goals and mission.
  • Sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student populations.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow through consistently on inquiries, requests, and suggestions.
  • Ability to resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish positive public relations for the university.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to form strong coalitions with internal and external constituencies.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and to travel.
  • Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Valid driver's license (Must have had a valid driver's license for at least 2 years).
  • Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background checks, including a driving abstract check, and pass PLU's internal Driver's Certification Training.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.
  • Work Conditions: Physical Requirements:

  • Some lifting and carrying of boxes and supplies up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Other Information:

    PLU is a small, private university where caring means more than kindness and consideration — it means a bold commitment to expanding well-being, opportunity, and justice. Because PLU is a community committed to the creation and advancement of knowledge through diversity and inclusion, the university actively recruits a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.

    PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, generous retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation and sick leave, major holidays off (including Christmas/New Year's break and extra time off during the summer), and many other great university benefits. PLU is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization. Click here for detailed benefits information.

    For general application questions or if you need accommodations at any point in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 253-535-7185 or [email protected].

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a current valid driver's license which you have had for at least 2 years?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you legally eligible to work in the United States on your hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United States for Pacific Lutheran University without sponsorship now or indefinitely into the future?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References
  • Optional Documents

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