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Fordham University Admission Counselor/Assistant Director Admission in NY, United States

About Fordham:

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program ( EAP ); tuition remission; and generous time off.

Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Department: Admissions Office

Campus: Rose Hill (RH) - Bronx

Position Summary:

The role of an Admission Counselor/Assistant Director is to recruit, review and yield traditional first-year, full-time undergraduate students. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors are members of a larger admission team, all of whom are responsible for conveying the mission and essence of the University experience to both students, parents, counselors, and other influencers. An Admission Counselor/Assistant Director manages a travel territory with a suite of in office responsibilities, as well as, managing a project, process, or group of people (such as students or volunteers) as part of in office responsibilities. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors work nights and weekends as required; and execute independent travel domestically and/or internationally for a minimum of 4-6 weeks per cycle. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors are expected to attend at least one professional conference or opportunity annually. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors report to the Dean of Undergraduate Admission/ AVP via their campus director who is the immediate supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage a recruitment territory as measured by both qualitative and quantitative indicators such as relationship building, creativity with travel/recruitment strategies, independent management, volume, enrollment trends, employment of fiscal and time management efficiencies.

  • Develop a nuanced knowledge of university, mission, identity, academic programs, and admission related messaging. Ability to create one’s own expression of the Fordham story that effectively communicates information about the University and the admission process that is personal yet consistent with office guidelines and adheres to standards.

  • Develop collaborative relationships with team members, other members of the University community, students and families, guidance community

  • Actively participate in office wide programming and special projects as assigned

  • Represent the Office of Admission at college panels and other special off campus events hosted by the high school counseling community.

  • Other offices responsibilities and duties as assigned.

  • Attend/present at local, regional, or national conferences.

  • Execute responsibilities related to the review and processing of admission applications including but not limited to:

  • meeting reading benchmarks

  • adhering to holistic reading standards as set forth by the Dean and senior team

  • positive and proactive customer service to families and students at all stages in the process

  • willingness to assist team in meeting goals through teamwork during critical periods

  • ability to be flexible and professional during periods of high-volume activities

  • possess solid critical thinking skills and decision making

  • understand nuanced university and admission goals with the context of the University and office wide strategic plans.

  • communicate effectively (verbal, written) both in individual settings and in group presentations (5-100+ people)

  • active participation in staff meetings and retreats

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in Undergraduate Admission (0-4 years).

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are critical.

  • Interest in web and social media communication is desirable.

  • Adept at public speaking.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • Familiarity with Technolutions SLATE or like Admission CRM .

  • Basic quantitative and analytical acumen.

  • Possess skills to read and synthesize information within compressed time frames and for a high volume of application information.

EEO Statement:

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories