Senior Admissions Counselor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Admissions is charged with leading undergraduate recruitment and outreach efforts for the entire university, as well as making decisions on all undergraduate applications, and processing graduate applications. This complex office of over 50 staff recruits actively around the state of Colorado, travels from coast to coast, and engages globally with an annual prospect pool of over 240,000 students each year, and manages over 30,000 applications per year including 4,700 transfer applications.

Through innovative and strategic approaches, Admissions strives to balance its growth in attracting an increasingly diverse and well-prepared student body while remaining true to its land-grant mission and heritage. Colorado State was the first public institution west of the Mississippi with membership in the Common Application Organization, and employs a holistic, comprehensive review process to select new undergraduates, not only in light of their preparation, but their potential to successfully contribute to the campus community.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director of International Admissions and serving as a member of the recruitment team, this position is key in guiding admissions and enrollment management activities related to international admissions. As the primary traveler for international admissions, this position will spend 7-10 weeks traveling in target markets around the world to cultivate interest in Colorado State University. Additionally, this position has a focus in making and releasing admission decisions.

This position must be knowledgeable in international documents and have the ability to evaluate credentials and make recommendations for admission. With an interest in developing partnerships with University offices and programs all over the world, this position will be the liaison and coordinate the efforts to establish and maintain strategic partnerships.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, international studies, world literature and/or languages, economics, agricultural sciences, science, math, computer science, engineering, hospitality management or a related field
  • Two years of demonstrated leadership and/or professional experience working with international high school or college students
  • One year of customer service experience
  • Experience with or knowledge of international credentials
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Able to work irregular work hours, including nights and weekends
  • Maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License or have access to a licensed driver

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Previous admissions or college counseling experience
  • Previous experience counseling/advising transfer students
  • A strong understanding of the Land Grant Mission of Colorado State University
  • Previous financial aid or scholarship selection experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience working with international students and/or traveling abroad
  • Fluency in a language other than English

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Recruitment and Outreach Duty/Responsibility

  • Counsel prospective freshmen and transfer applicants and their families as they seek to learn about CSU. This may be in-person (one-on-one or in presentations), over the phone or through email
  • Engage in recruitment (primarily international) representing CSU at college fairs and high schools. Manage international recruitment territory
  • Assist with outreach and recruitment programs and provide direction in planning and programming recruitment activities for prospective international students
  • Conduct on and off-campus information sessions for students and for audiences that represent students (i.e. advisors, counselors, agents)

Percentage Of Time 50%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Admissions Decisions Duty/Responsibility

  • Serve as a member of the Admissions Application Review Committee responsible for rendering admission decisions on international and domestic, undergraduate and transfer applications to the University

Percentage Of Time 20%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Campus Partnerships Duty/Responsibility

  • Support INTO CSU students intending to enroll in degree seeking programs by giving presentations about eligibility requirements, makings admissions decisions for INTO CSU students matriculating to CSU, and communicating with admitted INTO CSU students about post-admit processes
  • Support China Programs at CSU by engaging in recruitment travel in concert with China Programs, and working with the China Office(s) both on and off campus in document collection, processing, review, and decisions

Percentage Of Time 20%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Professional Development and Training Duty/Responsibility

  • Train Admissions staff in responding to international inquiries (in-person, phone and email)
  • Assist international processors in accordance with document collection guidelines
  • Engage in NAFSA, IACAC, and other professional organizations

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 6/3/2018 with a resume, cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Shift Work - some evenings and weekends, Travel - Domestic and international

Search Contact Susan Lucero,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.