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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.

Position Description

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 programs.

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.

Essential Functions:
This 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 Counselor will:

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:
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:  

Application Instructions

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. 

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122