University of Cincinnati — Admissions Counselor

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About the College of Nursing
The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is seeking for an admission counselor to join our innovative and top-ranked team.

Build your portfolio by working at a tier-one research institution. The UC College of Nursing is a comprehensive nursing college with 30+ nursing majors and programs with enrollment of ~3,000 students. The UC College of Nursing was the first BSN program in the country and has many nationally ranked programs. 

Job Overview
As a member of the recruitment team in which students are placed at the center of all that we do, Admission Counselors work collaboratively with prospective students to recruit and advise them through the admission process to meet their educational goals. 

Individuals in the position of Admissions Counselor will hold the following basic functions and responsibilities:

Admissions Counseling
Individuals in the position of Admissions Counselor are responsible for the advisement of students through the admission process to meet their educational goals.  Active listening and proactive problem solving are important skills necessary for the position of Admissions Counselor. They should demonstrate good judgment when helping prospective students and applicants to make decisions throughout the admission process.  Admissions Counselors will have a good understanding of admission processes related to all academic programs for which they are responsible and will advise on matters related to the College of Nursing’s commitment to holistic admission practices.  Admissions Counselors work closely with academic program coordinators/directors to ensure accurate representation of program admission requirements and deadlines in recruitment mediums.  They will facilitate and communicate admission decisions.  A current knowledge of University and College policy and procedures will be used in academic decision-making.

Admissions Counselors have responsibility for intake of applicants & inquiries for assigned programs. The individual in this position will have a firm understanding of the program structure and requirements of nursing programs, as well as admission criteria for those programs. They will respond to in-person, telephone, texting and email inquiries.  They will partner with the college’s recruitment staff to develop and implement a marketing and recruitment strategy to recruit and admit students. They will deliver strategic messaging to prospective student audiences at venues included in the college’s recruitment strategy.   As such, this position will be responsible for admission and recruitment event planning.  Some local travel may be required.

Record Processing
Admissions Counselors are responsible for tracking and maintaining records for prospective students and applicants to the College through use of internal and external databases. Such maintenance may include, but is not limited to, maintaining recruitment and admission database records and facilitating admission decisions.  They utilize multiple databases and platforms, including, but not limited to, NursingCAS, Slate, Collaborative document share applications, etc. to compile admission statistics to prepare and disseminate admission related reports used in decision making.

Admissions Counselors interact with staff, faculty, external agencies and other university departments. This position may require evening and weekend hours outside of 8am-5pm. This position will host virtual and onsite info sessions. Some travel may be required. The salary range for this position is $43,000-$47,000.

Essential Functions

  • Serve and manage a geographic territory to ensure the university reaches various enrollment goals while being fiscally responsible.  Serve as the primary resource for contacts in that area. Develop and execute initiatives that best serve the students and organizations in the area. Make data-driven decisions to coordinate and execute travel within that area, including visits to high schools and community colleges.
  • Travel extensively during key time periods (8 – 10 weeks in the fall and 1 – 3 weeks in the spring) and work evenings, weekends, and beyond a traditional work week as needed to effectively perform responsibilities, such as on-campus visit/event experiences.
  • Maintain and use information about students and organizations to advise and encourage students from prospect through application and enrollment.
  • Increase representation from one or more strategic populations based on the demographics of the territory (i.e. under-represented, high-achieving, transfer, out-of-state, and international).
  • Implement and explain university admissions policies.
  • May coordinate a specialized programmatic area such as on-campus and off-campus events, student tour guides, tele-counseling, campus visits, outreach and access, high-achieving scholars, website, social media, transfer, communications and marketing, regional campus referrals, etc.
  • Evaluate applications for admission and make holistic admission decisions using many pieces of information. Accuracy and consistency will be needed to ensure the university is properly aligned to reach various enrollment goals.
  • Use a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to maintain records and prepare reports as required; generate reports and assist in analyzing and interpreting data for future planning and evaluation.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Current valid driver’s license.
  • Some positions may require a valid passport.

Required Experience

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Prefer university student services experience.
  • Microsoft Suite experience (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Etc.).
  • Experience utilizing CRMs (preferably Slate, Nursing CAS).
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to develop and maintain highly organized work environment, and able to effectively prioritize.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in making solid business decisions, problem-solving, and multi-tasking in a highly dynamic and fast paced business environment.
  • Experience efficiently contacting & advising leads/applicants in desired time frame.
  • Proven ability to set priorities and work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence, flexibility as well as poise, confidence and the ability to interface with clients and co-workers at all levels in the organization in a professional, approachable, and positive manner.
  • Proven ability to exercise high degree of confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to innovate, and empathy are important strengths for this role.
  • Ability to build relationships with community colleges, partnered health systems, & community-based organizations.
  • Designs, recommends, and executes short and long-term strategies to achieve recruitment goals within their territory.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands. 

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.