Transfer Admission Counselor at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Transfer Admission Counselor Tracking Code892-674Job Description

The Transfer Admission Counselor will work with admission staff to provide outstanding service to

prospective, applied, and admitted students. The Admission Counselor will also demonstrate a deep

understanding of the University's mission as it relates to the recruitment and admission of a diverse and

talented student body.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with transfer students, parents, faculty, educators, and alumni via telephone, email, written correspondence, and other means.

  • Provides general information on academic procedures and processes, such as academic advising, financial aid, and residential life.

  • Reviews student records to help identify the next steps and documents needed to assist students in the transfer process.

  • Interview prospective students and guide them through the transfer admission process.

  • Review and evaluate applications for admission, admit or present to the admission committee.

  • Travel to community colleges, college fairs, and other events as assigned, serving as a representative of Valparaiso University; may require overnight travel or some weekend hours for visit days or special events.

  • Present information about Valparaiso University to groups of students, parents, educators, transfer coordinators, and alumni both on and off campus.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment and admission plan.

  • Work across campus to ensure integrated processes are in place to achieve enrollment success.

  • Assist with special projects and related tasks.

  • Ability to handle Associate Director duties when Associate Director is not available.

  • Willingness to work at a university committed to Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • A Master's degree is preferred, bachelor's degree is required.

  • Preferably 1-2 years of admission experience.

  • Must be goal oriented.

  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.

  • Spanish language skills are preferred.

  • Ability to work well under deadlines, and possess a considerable degree of flexibility and initiative.

  • Strong ability to work independently or as a member of a group.

  • Proficiency in the following software: Google Suite and Slate

  • Flexible with the ability to multitask and possess exceptional organizational skills with high attention to detail.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

All offers of employment with Valparaiso University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks may include criminal history, motor vehicle reports, prior employment verification, and personal/professional references. If applicable to the position, background checks will also include credit history. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates for employment.

Driving a University vehicle or other vehicle while conducting University business is a requirement of this position. Applicants who apply for this position will be required to complete a motor vehicle record check. At a minimum, a successful candidate's driving record must be in compliance with guidelines established by the University. The results of the record check will be evaluated by the University before an applicant can become an employee of the University.

Valparaiso University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

To be considered for this position you must upload:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • List of 3 professional references

  • Answer all the application questions

Please address cover letter to:

Melissa Rogers, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Job LocationValparaiso, Indiana, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular
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