Regional Admissions Counselor for Northern New Jersey

University of Massachusetts Lowell – Lowell, MA

General Summary:

The Regional Admissions Counselor is responsible for freshmen and transfer student recruitment and represents UMass Lowell at targeted college fairs, high schools, and community college events in Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties). The Regional Admissions counselor will counsel prospective students and their parents regarding admission criteria, application and financial aid processes, academic programs, merit-based scholarships, campus facilities and resources, student organizations and activities. The Regional Admissions counselor will also visit the UMass Lowell campus at various times throughout the year for trainings and Fall recruitment & Spring yield events. The Regional Admissions Counselor will report to the Director of International, Multicultural and Regional Admissions. The position is part-time/non-benefited, 25 hours per week for 10 months with possibility of renewal pending performance.

Essential Job Duties:

1. Contributes to the generation of leads, applications, and enrollment of new students from New Jersey.
The Regional Admissions Counselor represents UMass Lowell UGRD Admissions at college fairs and high school & community college recruitment visits and alumni functions; advises and creates positive relationships with prospective students, parents, guidance counselors and transfer advisors. The Regional Admissions Counselor also initiates and responds to written, phone, email, and in-person inquiries; meets with prospective students and parents; makes formal presentations.

2. Assists with development and coordination of recruitment plans for targeted high schools and community colleges in the designated area. Assists with planning events to engage Guidance Counselors, Transfer Advisors, and prospective students.

3. Supports the alumni office in their efforts to coordinate volunteers interested in helping with recruitment, attends alumni events and activities in the designated area in an effort to expand the network of alumni interested in recruitment.

4. Compiles data and reports using Enrollment Planning Service, ACT, Admissions CRM, school visit data, and various sources in planning, executing and assessing the effectiveness of a territory management plan. The Regional Admissions Counselor will provide updates and analytic reports on recruitment & yield efforts on a regular basis. Assists with related projects and reports.

5. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending trainings or courses required by the Director of International, Multicultural and Regional Admissions.

Other Job Duties:

The Regional Admissions Counselor for Northern New Jersey will be an active member of regional professional associations, such as NJACAC in order to enhance the reputation and visibility of UMass Lowell. Assists with regional receptions for prospective and admitted students.

Working Conditions:

  • The Regional Admissions Counselor will travel frequently to selected high school & community colleges and attend college fairs and alumni events
  • Evening hours and weekends are often required
  • Traveling via personal or rented vehicle or other means to college fairs and recruitment & yield events
  • Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in higher education or related field. Understanding of academic programs and opportunities at UMass Lowell
  • Must reside in the state of New Jersey in one of the aforementioned counties
  • Additional Considerations:

  • Must have the ability to interact well with external agents (i.e.: Guidance Counselors, prospective students, parents, Transfer Advisors)
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduates of UMass Lowell or individuals with demonstrated and thorough knowledge of UMass Lowell programs and opportunities for prospective students
  • Preferred: Graduates of UMass Lowell or individuals with demonstrated and thorough knowledge of UMass Lowell programs and opportunities for prospective students.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    The position is part-time/non-benefited, 25 hours per week for 10 months with possibility of renewal pending performance.

    Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants is received.

    Please include a resume and cover with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

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