Under the direction of the Dean of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor will recruit prospective undergraduate students; be responsible for providing information regarding the University to prospective students; travel to various cities, in and outside of Oregon, make presentations to high schools and community colleges; review applications, follow up with students, select qualified applicants, and make recommendations regarding admissions and awarding of scholarships as appropriate.
The Admissions Counselor performance is measured on overall objectives and goals set by the Vice President for Enrollment & Student Development and the Dean of Admissions.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
Execute recruiting activities for designated geographical territory.
Travel to various cities and make presentations to high schools and community colleges; participate in college fairs; answer questions regarding the admission process and the University; make travel and lodging arrangements as necessary.
Read and evaluate applications; assure applicant credentials meet qualifications for admission; select qualified applicants and make recommendations regarding admissions and awarding of scholarships to the Vice President and/or Dean.
Meet with prospective students and families and follow up with students as needed.
Make, receive and respond to various telephone calls, e-mails, and other student contact; respond to inquiries regarding scholarships, financial aid, admissions process and related matters.
Coordinate and conduct tours of the campus when needed.
Operate a computer, copier, fax and other office equipment as assigned.
Prepare and maintain records and reports related to assigned activities.
Participate in the development of marketing materials including letters, e-mails, brochures, social media and fliers.
Train, supervise, and provide work direction to assigned student staff.
Assist with the planning, coordination, and implementation of admission and recruitment related events.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience and Qualification Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree and some experience in an admissions office or in a university/college setting.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements
NCU employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
The employee must be able drive a vehicle and possess (or have the ability to attain) an Oregon Driver’s License.
The position may require lifting up to 25 lbs., as well as bending, stooping and kneeling.
The position will require daily and occasional overnight travel throughout the region in conjunction with varied working hours including evenings and weekends.
Northwest Christian University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ – approximately fifteen percent of students are from these two church bodies. Northwest Christian University also has an ecumenical interest and offers its resources to students and congregati...ons of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Located in the city of Eugene, Oregon – population 145,000 (one hour from the Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, ninety minutes south of Portland). Northwest Christian University enrolls an undergraduate and graduate student body of 750+ students (200 residential). Northwest Christian University was most recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report fifteenth overall among forty comprehensive Colleges in the Western Region.