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Position Type: Contingent I (contractual)
Opens: 09/24/13 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: $17.30 - $17.80/hour
Military and Veteran Admission Counselor is part of a team with responsibility for achievement of enrollment objectives at the University of Baltimore through recruitment, admission and enrollment activities. The Military and Veteran admission counselor will serve in the Enrollment Management Division under the leadership of the Associate VP Admission.
The University of Baltimore is committed to a mission of access and affordability and seeks to enroll students who can succeed academically in its graduate programs. The Military and Veteran Admission Counselor will play a significant role in recruitment efforts and will, along with other admission officers, be responsible for achievement of the University’s enrollment objectives for new students.
The purpose of this position is to meet aggressive enrollment growth goals by actively recruiting prospective students and new applicants who are serving or have served in the Unites States armed forces from inquiry through initial enrollment. The Military and Veteran Admission Counselor will advise prospective freshman, transfer and graduate students as they make decisions about furthering their education by providing information about the University, its programs, procedures, and campus life. In addition, he/she will provide timely and accurate follow-up to freshman, transfer and graduate inquiries and applicants based on a communication strategy. Finally, the Military and Veteran Admission Counselor will establish and maintain relationships with key partners within and outside of the University of Baltimore. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
1. Meet aggressive enrollment growth goals by actively recruiting military and veteran prospects and applicants through various outreach efforts: travel, phone, email, in-person, online.
• Meet targets for inquiries, applicants, and enrollment including specific weekly goals for telecounseling, visits, contacts, and applicants.
• Plan and attend recruitment events at military bases and National Guard posts, and other local and regional events.
• Research and suggest new recruiting opportunities.
2. Cultivate and advise military and veteran prospective students as they make decisions about furthering their education by providing information about the University, its programs, procedures, and campus life.
• Advise military and veteran prospects on aspects of UB including program choices, financial aid, assistantships, admission, registration, and campus life.
• Regularly communicate with inquiries and applicants regarding deadlines and procedures.
• Guide prospective students through the admission process via phone, email, online chats, open houses, workshops, and one-on-one appointments.
• Work up to two nights per week telecounseling and/or supervising part-time, evening call center staff. Represent the University at weekend events as required.
3. Provide timely and accurate follow-up to inquiries and applicants.
• Respond to all emails and phone calls same business day or within 24 hours.
• Maintain thorough and current knowledge of program requirements and policies.
4. Establish and maintain relationships with key partners within and outside of the University of Baltimore.
• Represent UB to the military and veteran community.
• Establish relationships with those outside the University who assist military and veterans in pursuing higher education
• Maintain relationships with various on-campus staff to facilitate enrollment
• Attend committee meetings as a representative of the Offices of Admission
5. Process applications from military and veteran students.
• Using electronic workflow (ImageNow) and PeopleSoft, routinely review, verify, and update application status.
• Assist with mail processing during peak times by scanning documents, linking documents from ImageNow to PeopleSoft records, and updating checklist status, education screens, and other data in PeopleSoft.
• Efficiently use PeopleSoft to check application status and provide assistance to applicants, admissions staff, and program directors and advisers.
6. Technology proficiency.
• Maximize use of the PeopleSoft system to regularly communicate with inquiries and applicants.
• Become an expert on electronic workflow so as to be able to assist program directors and advisers.
• Quickly move through PeopleSoft pages to review, verify, and update data to accurately reflect prospect record and application status.
• Properly record all efforts in PeopleSoft and maintain regular reporting of all activities.
• Use imaging system and PeopleSoft simultaneously to ensure no errors are made in application processing.
• Execute communication strategy using PeopleSoft functionality including adding events, comments, and communications to prospect and applicant records.
• Run PeopleSoft queries to report on prospects and applicants. .
• Send mass email using Microsoft Word mail merge functionality.
• Frequently use and manipulate Excel spreadsheets.
REQUIRED education, experience and skills:
• Bachelor’s degree
• At least one year professional experience in admission, sales, marketing, admission or any position requiring relationship building.
• Services in the United States armed forces, including honorable discharge
• Demonstrated ability to meet goals.
• Demonstrated proficiency with new technology.
• Proficient in Microsoft applications, especially Excel.
• Public speaker with the ability to move an audience to action.
• Attention to detail.
• Excellent written communication skills with the ability to adapt to the university style guide and the preferred AP format.
• Ability to make decisions, work independently, and be a team player.
• Valid driver’s license required.
• Requires coverage up to two evenings per week, occasional weekends, as well as flexible scheduling during peak recruitment times.
PREFERRED education, experience and skills:
• Master’s degree preferred.
• PeopleSoft knowledge preferred.
• Ability to use database systems and new technology such as CRM, document imaging, and online chat.
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A - COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD
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•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
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