George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 03-Sep-2019 to 02-Nov-2019 (PST)
  • Grad Admissions
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Staff Position

Part-Time Graduate Admissions Counselor Job Description

Job Purpose

  • The Graduate Admissions Office is seeking a customer focused, sales oriented, and values driven Graduate Admissions Counselor to join our highly successful Admissions Team. In this position, you will have the opportunity to greatly impact the admissions experience for prospective students as well as further the vision of the university. If you are motivated to achieve aggressive results within a rewarding and missions driven environment, then we would like to see your application.

Position Summary

  • You will promote the values and strengths of George Fox's programs to potential students, building on a solid understanding of their goals and priorities in the workforce. Strategic thinking and collaboration with the faculty, staff, and alumni will maximize the effectiveness of this position. We promise that every student at George Fox will Be Known. In our vibrant, Christian, academic community our strong sense of mission and purpose creates an opportunity for a creative, courageous, and intellectual go-getter to thrive and make a significant impact on the lives of students who want to accomplish their life-long dreams.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and analyze recruitment strategies for assigned programs to include correspondence, presentations, information meetings, interviews, and follow-up strategies.
  • Establish and foster relationships with influencers in the assigned programs via personal visits and frequent communication to facilitate and/or enhance student recruitment.
  • Provide overview of and direct prospective students to appropriate student services including financial aid, registrar, and housing options.
  • Research market and analyze trends regarding assigned academic programs. Collaborate with Graduate Admissions Director and academic program directors to develop long-term strategies. Contribute to the setting of recruitment and enrollment goals
  • Prepare and organize graduate student credentials for program admissions committees.
  • Represent the University as an exhibitor at career fairs, professional conferences, and trade shows. Travel as necessary on behalf of the University. Research new venues and assess effectiveness of attended conferences, shows, and fairs.

Associated Responsibilities

  • Support admissions and recruitment efforts in all graduate programs as a member of the Graduate Admissions team.
  • Provide input for marketing efforts, including publications, advertising, campus visits, and web site information. Evaluate effectiveness of plan and suggest modifications.
  • Establish and maintain a dynamic, cooperative relationship with program directors and faculty in areas of assigned programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Assigned Processes

  • Respond to prospective student inquiries via email and phone, selling GFU programs
  • Host in-person opportunities for students to visit campus (i.e. for info sessions, class, and tours)
  • Research and develop marketing strategies with the help of MarCom
  • Prepare reports on admissions new student goals and progress toward said goals
  • Manage the application review and interview process with help from the program coordinator and/or director

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • 1-2 years of experience required
  • Part-time position, Days and times, TBD
  • Experience working with diverse students and employees

As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals.  

For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits

We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

  • George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.
  • Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.
  • We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.
  • We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.


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