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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Admissions/Registrar, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Counseling
4 Year Degree
About Seattle Pacific University:
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. People from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
General Summary: Responsible for recruiting and enrolling new transfer student class for fall, winter, and spring quarters.
Cultivates prospective students in the assigned travel areas. Travels to assigned areas visiting community colleges, church and para-church organizations, military and veteran organizations, college fairs, and individual families. Identifies groups of students who will best fit SPU's mission and admissions requirements. Assist in the University's commitment to enroll greater numbers of ethnically diverse students.
Aware of how students are moving through the admissions cycle from initial contact to enrollment. Works to improve efficiencies of this cycle and the experience of prospective students. Actively recruits students by phone, electronic communication, student appointment, and by advocacy throughout the admission and scholarship process to reach transfer enrollment goals each quarter.
Understands and is able to accurately and effectively communicate about university policy, all academic programs, co-curricular activities, athletics, fine and performing arts, and other aspects of university life to both transfer and freshmen students.
Reviews and makes recommendations on transfer applications on a rolling basis. Evaluation of the application and transcripts with special attention to types of classes taken, credits accomplished, major interest, and fit to the university. Can require communication with academic departments to assess fit for major.
Develops and maintains relationships with community college counselors, church and para-church leaders, military and veteran organization contacts, Phi Theta Kappa members, alumni, and others who may assist in the recruiting of transfer students.
Ability to develop relationships with students and community leaders of ethnically diverse backgrounds through culturally responsive conversations and outreach events.
Collaborates with Student Academic Counselors for transcript evaluation and articulation.
Meets with and interviews prospective transfer and post-baccalaureate students on and off the SPU campus with the purpose of assessing their admissibility and fit for the university as well as communicating our distinctive qualities.
Participates in the application review of prospective nursing students.
Participates in the planning and implementation of campus events as assigned by the Assistant Director of Visits and Events and Visit and Event team. These events include, but are not limited to Falcon Nights, Falcon Fridays, Summer Visit Days, Transfer events, and may require evening and weekend work.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Marketing, Public Relations, Communication or other related field.
Recent experience with college age students, experience or interest in marketing, computer application and system experience, direct experience with SPU.
Direct work with college students, specifically transfer students, is preferred. Experience or knowledge of Military or Veteran backgrounds and benefits, a plus.
Valid driver's license.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Presentation and public speaking experience.
Ability to inspire and motivate people when communicating with them.
Professional presence and appearance.
Understanding of, commitment to, and ability to articulate SPU's mission.
Flexibility to respond to changing market environment by quickly developing new marketing strategies as needed.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; ability to work with students in potentially volatile situations regarding their admission and financial aid issues.
Project management skills.
Flexibility needed to adapt work hours to peaks and valleys of the admissions calendar (including evenings and weekends).
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.
Experience with Banner and CRM systems, a plus.
Position will remain open until filled.
Salary: $43,000 - $45,000 annualized
This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.
Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.