Admission Counselor for Visit Experience

  • Simmons University
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Feb 23, 2024
Full time Admissions/Retention/Enrollment Mgmt.

Job Description

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Admission Counselor for Visit Experience

Main Campus - Boston, MA
R10021

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience.

As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

JOB SUMMARY

The Admission Counselor for Visit Experience will assist in planning on campus and virtual events and visits, and be responsible for the recruitment and counseling of undergraduate students. Main responsibilities will include student Ambassador management, front desk management, visit and event support, and an admission counseling caseload (including communication with students, their families, and schools; interviewing students; giving presentations, and evaluating applications).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • Hire, Train and Supervise student employees, including admission front desk employees, student ambassador/tour guides, summer student employees.
  • Manage staffing schedules for the admission office, including office coverage calendars for employees and students
  • Manage and coordinate prospective student visit schedules to include: interviews, class visit days, coordinated athletic visits, virtual visits
  • Provide front desk and phone coverage when students are not available.
  • Provide on-campus event support for large events
  • Manage admission territory to include: communication with prospective students, reviewing admission applications and recommending decisions
  • Serve as in-office Counselor of the Day on a rotation with other admission counselors. Cover majority of Counselor of the Day duties when other admission counselors are traveling during recruitment season.



OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaise with Athletic Department to coordinate visits and recruit students
  • Code visits and attendee information in Slate (Student recruitment database)
  • Manage inventory
  • Identify and develop new opportunities for increasing the visibility of Simmons in domestic territories where we do not engage in recruitment travel
  • Cover local travel occasionally if needed
  • Other duties as assigned.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Entry level position
  • Driver's License



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Fluency in additional language/s helpful



COMPETENCIES

  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical and Strategic
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Communication (Written, Verbal, Presentation)
  • Commitment to Inclusive Excellence and Social Justice
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership




WORK ENVIRONMENT & CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • On-campus work with some hybrid/remote possibility, depending on the time of year (1-2 days)
  • 12 months
  • 40 hours / week
  • Environment: Office Environment, event spaces, virtual spaces
  • Exposures encountered: On campus Simmons construction
  • Essential physical requirements: standing at events, typing
  • Physical effort- light - up to 20 pounds
  • Weeknight and weekend work sometimes required as part of admission visit/event schedule.
  • Travel requirements: occasional travel coverage at high schools and high school fairs



Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter



Salary Grade
S04

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Admission-Counselor-for-Visit-Experience_R10021

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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