Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Admission Counselor Institution: Scripps College

Location: Claremont, CA Category:

Admin - Admissions and Enrollment Posted: 07/27/2017 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 04/14/2017) Application

Due: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time

PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position reports to the Director of Admission. Admission recruitment, outreach and applications review are all significant functions of this position. Program coordination responsibilities include support of on-campus programs throughout the year.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Represent the College both on and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process.
  • Plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories, including 4-6 weeks of travel.
  • Counsel prospective applicants on the admission process and opportunities at Scripps College through information sessions, in-person appointments, phone calls, college fairs, high school visits, and emails.
  • Review applications submitted by applicants for admission decisions.
  • Contribute to and support the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit prospective students by collaborating with a wide variety of departments and office across campus.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Active support for the College's Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Ability to independently perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects; Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including editorial and proofreading skills, strong command of the English language (grammar and spelling); Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; Ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative work environment; Strong attention to detail in all areas of responsibility; Exercises discretion and good judgment at all times; Willingness to see tasks to completion, sometimes necessitating working longer than normal hours or on weekends; Excellent computer skills with proficiency /expertise in Microsoft Office Suite including applications of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, e-mail and internet research; Ability to travel; Understanding of the mission of liberal arts college

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree. Some paid or volunteer experience in higher education is preferred.

LICENSES / CERTIFICATES: The Admission Counselor must have the ability to safely drive as needed; the candidate's DMV record must meet the College automobile liability insurance company's requirements. HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Hours may vary and include night and weekends based on needs of the College or Department.

CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: This is a regular, full-time, 12-month, exempt, benefits-eligible position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. Physical and Mental Requirements Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 pounds, for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages. At-Will Employment Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.