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9/22/2017
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Administration
Transfer and Adult Admission Counselor
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SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY | Orland Park, IL
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Employment OpportunitiesTransfer and Adult Admission Counselor

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago's oldest Catholic university. Saint Xavier serves approximately 4,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park. The University offers 43 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing, as well as a variety of program options in continuing education and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier's excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Position Type: Staff Position Category: Administrative School: Department: Admission Position Scheduling: Full Time Function: Primary responsibility of this 'sales position' is the recruitment of undergraduate students to Saint Xavier University with a focus on traditional transfer and adult undergraduate students. The Admission Counselor will meet with students in person, conduct on-campus admission presentations to groups of students/parents, and communicate with students and parents via phone, email, and mail to encourage enrollment. This professional will manage an assigned recruitment territory which will include travel to off-campus recruitment events as well as the evaluation of application files for admission decisions. Admission counselors use relational database software to manage recruitment activities and communications. A successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality student service in a fast-paced work environment, meet performance benchmarks, and build quality relationships/partnerships with all constituencies within the Saint Xavier community, faculty, staff, community college advisors, administrators, and area business professional. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, high level of energy and drive, and an entrepreneurial spirit are required. Attention to detail, ability to work in fast-paced environment and competitive industry are necessary. College admission experience, sales experience, strong business acumen, and experience working in a goal-oriented environment are strongly preferred. Excellent oral/written communication skills and group presentation skills required. Excellent technical/computer skills required - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, etc. A mindset for marketing and promotion is very valuable. Ability to travel locally - access to automobile and valid driver's license is required. Evening and weekend work required - especially during peak recruitment periods. Commitment to teamwork is essential. Experience working with a diverse population of constituents is a definite plus! The University's ongoing commitment to diversity also extends to the recruitment of all qualified individuals who may be eligible to hold this position. Start Date: As Soon As Possible Description of Hours: Typical office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:60 with rotating evening and Saturday commitments. Weekday evening availability is necessary, especially during recruiting season (fall and spring). Temporary Position: No Items to Include: Cover Letter Resume Three References Contact Information: Questions about the position can be directed to Brian Hotzfield, hotzfield@sxu.edu.

Understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic identity and Mercy heritage of the University required.

Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. EOE/M/F/D/V

About SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY

Saint Xavier University offers a comprehensive field-based Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership (M.A.T.L.) degree program featuring collaboration and convenience. For more than 15 years, teachers from over 450 school districts have selected this program for its hands-on approach to teacher learning, interaction and discussion, and its immediate impact on your classroom. You can earn this master's degree in education in less than two years by attending class approximately once a week at numerous locations throughout Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. The M.A.T.L. degree program is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board.