Transfer Admissions Counselor
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and
progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with
excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace
an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense,
including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational
history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national
origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and
physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe
campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.
Under the direction of the Senior Associate Director of Recruitment,
in a team-centered environment, the Transfer Admissions Counselor represents
Seattle University’s undergraduate educational opportunities to prospective
transfer students and the community college advising teams. This
position works primarily with transfer students. However, the Admissions
Counseling team supports all prospective students (Pre-College, First-Year,
Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate) by providing advising and support through
phone calls, admissions counseling appointments, events, and other outreach
The ideal candidate will be a resilient
and innovative problem solver, possess strong interpersonal skills that enable
them to develop positive relationships and provide personalized attention to
students throughout the admissions process. The Transfer Admission Counselor
manages an assigned recruitment region where they are responsible for
organizing recruitment activities and communicating directly with prospective
and admitted students and supporters, as well as community college advisors,
faculty, and administrators. They are also responsible for the review, evaluation,
and initial undergraduate admission recommendation for applicants in accordance
with university selection criteria. Working closely with campus
stakeholders, the transfer admissions counselor executes strategies to meet
Seattle University’s undergraduate enrollment goals. The Transfer Admission
Counselor is expected to attend all major admission events (preview days,
admitted student days, etc.). Evening and weekend work is required, and
frequent, particularly in the fall and spring seasons.
position provides information to prospective students, family members, community
college advisors, and other individuals or organizations involved in the transfer
process about the University’s distinct academic opportunities. The Admissions
Plan, develop and implement on and off campus recruitment activities for assigned schools and recruitment regions including 3-5 weeks of travel.
Collaborate with Seattle University academic programs to develop and implement recruitment and yield activities.
Meets with prospective Seattle University students through transfer fairs, community college visits, admission, on and off-campus information sessions and admissions group presentations and workshops.
Reviews applications and makes admission decisions for transfer applications.
Engages and commits to the work needed to make higher education more accessible, equitable, and inclusive. Within the office structure, the transfer admission counselors will partake and serve with a working group aimed to embed these efforts in all facets of their job responsibilities.
Supports and actively participates in programs and events to support and engage prospective Pre-College, First-Year, Transfer, and Post-Baccalaureate students, their families, community-based organizations, college counselors, advisors and more.
Bachelor’s degree in a
relevant field and one-year professional work experience OR an equivalent
combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the
essential job functions. Must possess well-developed organizational skills,
confidence in speaking publicly to both large and small groups, strong oral and written
communication skills and establish and maintain cooperative and effective
working relationships with others. A commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion, and supporting diverse student populations. Knowledge of college admission trends and issues in
higher education. Ability and willingness to travel and work evenings and
weekends, as necessary. Valid
driver's license required.
Experience working with international students.
Speaks, writes, and reads one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Mandarin, Tagalog, Amharic, or Tigrinya. Interested in utilizing language skills to serve prospective students and families in the college search process.
Military Veteran and/or experience with working with U.S. Military Veterans and/or Military Veteran and/or experience with working with U.S. Military Veterans
Knowledge of Washington Community College systems and transfer degrees
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and federal and state privacy laws.
Experience using an ERP and CRM, specifically Ellucian Colleague system, Technolutions Slate CRM.
Knowledge of financial aid trends and issues.
Experience working with diverse young adult and youth populations.
Experience with creative marketing, media production, and social media management focused on or targeted to young adults.
Benefits at a Glance
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.