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Washington State University
Vancouver Campus, Student Affairs & Enrollment
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Posted: 07/20/2021
Admissions Counselor
Salary: 43,239 - 45,450

Summary of Duties:

The primary focus of this position is to support campus recruitment and enrollment initiatives through new student recruitment and outreach to applicants to enable Washington State University Vancouver to meet enrollment goals. This position proactively plans, coordinates, and implements outreach to high school students, many of whom are from underrepresented and underserved populations, including students of color and first-generation students. This position recruits new students through active participation in recruitment events, high school and college fairs, email, phone, and provides general admissions and financial aid/scholarship information in a timely manner. Establishes and maintains ongoing relationships/contacts with high school counselors, teachers, and other community partners. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Admissions.

Required Qualifications:

Positions require a Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of experience directly related to student services. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

Must have, or be able to obtain at time of hire offer, a valid driver’s license.

Ability to travel and work some weekends and evenings.

At times, remote work is required for this position. Successful applicants must have access to a high speed internet connection that is secure and reliable. Strong technical skills in online meeting software (i.e., Zoom) is essential to perform the responsibilities listed above at a distance when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with higher education new student recruitment.

Previous experience working with high school-aged students.

Proficient in at least one language other than English; Spanish speaker preferred.

Experience working with low income, first generation, non-traditional and/or students of color.

Experience with academic technology such as CRMs, student records databases and/or learning modules.

Experience organizing and planning programs and public presentations.

Master’s degree in a related field.