Monday, August 24, 2015

Job Posting - Admissions Counselor - School Of Social Service Administration - University of Chicago

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration is hiring an admissions counselor. For more information or to apply for the position, please see job requisition# 099061 on the University’s employment website:
Requisition Number
Departmental Job Title 
Admissions Counselor   
Type of Position
Number of Positions Available
School Of Social Service Administration   
36430-School Of Social Service Administration   
*Standard Summary
Recruits and evaluates applicants for admission. Interviews applicants, reads applications and summarizes evaluations. Travels and recruits in a specific territory. Maintains liaison with all organizations and individuals involved in the admissions process. Assists with planning and implementing public presentations, special events, and other recruitment activities. Counsels students and parents regarding the admissions process. Performs special projects (i.e., developing marketing materials, monitoring budgets, recruitment of underrepresented groups, etc.).  
About the Unit
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) prepares students to become leaders in the field of social work. SSA offers graduate work leading to both the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees.
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration is dedicated to working toward a more just and humane society through research, teaching, and service to the community. As one of the oldest and most prestigious graduate schools of social work, SSA prepares working professionals to handle society's most difficult problems by developing new knowledge, promoting a deeper understanding of the causes and human costs of social inequities, and building bridges between rigorous research and the practice of helping individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better quality of life.
Unit Job Summary
The Admissions Counselor is a key member of the admissions team. This position supports and assists in meeting the School's enrollment goals through the recruitment of qualified prospective students. Responsibilities may include the following:
Recruits and evaluates applications for admission; develops new relationships and maintains current relationships with all organizations and individuals involved in the admissions process including internal and external partners; assists with planning and facilitating public presentations, special events, and other recruitment activities on and off-campus; develops and facilitates webinar presentations, Skype interviews, and other online delivery platforms; counsels students and families regarding the admissions process from inquiry to enrollment via phone, email, and in-person contact; performs special projects (i.e., developing marketing materials, monitoring budgets, recruitment of special populations, etc.); represents the School and the University of Chicago at various graduate fairs and conferences throughout the US and abroad; tracks effectiveness of recruitment efforts and provides reports to demonstrate outcomes; is a collaborative member of the Office of the Dean of Students team and participates in regular meetings, retreats, and events; will perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required. Valid drivers license is required.

Advanced degree in higher education, counseling, social work, psychology or other related field preferred.
A minimum of two years of relevant experience in admissions or student affairs required.

Two years of experience in graduate admissions or graduate student affairs preferred.
Strong project management background required.
Excellent organizational skills required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Ability to communicate to small and large audiences in a variety of settings, including web-based platforms required.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skill required.
Attention to detail required.
Decision making skills required.
Excellent data-gathering, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills required.
Ability to work productively and collaboratively in a team environment required.
Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the project and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines required.
Outstanding knowledge of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software required.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability, and employing sound and ethical decision-making skills required.  
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability and willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.
Required Job Seeker Documents
Cover Letter
Writing Sample
Reference Contact Info
Optional Job Seeker Documents
Work Location
Campus - Hyde Park  
Other Work Location
Work Schedule
If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail
Occassional Evening and Weekends are required.  
Benefits Eligible?
Union (If applicable):
Pay Grade
Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications  
Pay Frequency
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
Is a Background Check Required?
Is Drug Testing Required?
Employee Referral Bonus Amount
Posting Date