George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 11-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • UG Admissions
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • $35,673 to $44,592
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administrator Position

Benefit Eligible

Job Purpose:

George Fox University's highly successful Undergraduate Admissions Team is looking for a credible and goal oriented person to serve as an Undergraduate Admissions counselor. As the primary contact for prospective students, admissions counselors must understand and be able to clearly communicate the value of a George Fox education. This person should be detailed and flexible, able to handle many things at once while maintaining a high level of accuracy and a positive attitude. In our collaborative environment, the ideal candidate will be able to contribute to all aspects of the admissions process with creative and strategic ideas and a willingness to step in and do anything necessary for prospective students to experience the Be Known promise.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University 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 women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented among our faculty and administration.

Above all else, an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor must value the formative experience that comes from a George Fox education, and, by words and example, be able to clearly communicate this in order to compel students to join George Fox University.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate why George Fox is the Christian university of choice.
  • Deliver the "Be Known" promise to students and families by maintaining a "student's first" focus through the recruitment process.
  • Develop and implement student recruitment strategies for assigned geographic region, including presentations and communications strategies.
  • Effectively manage all details pertaining to recruitment data and strategies, including responsibility to manage and meet yearly goals.
  • Liaise with academic departments and our Registrar to determine credit transferability and to help build graduation pathways and agreements with other colleges.
  • Travel as a GFU representative for approximately three weeks annually to manage assigned area and/or provide support to other counselors; participating in college fairs, visiting schools and meeting with students and their families.
  • Review applications and evaluate students for admissibility.
  • Contribute to discussions and successfully execute department wide financial aid strategies.
  • Contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to ethnic and gender diversity.
  • Supervise at least one part-time student intern.
  • In a spirit of teamwork, collaborate and contribute with others, including the Admissions staff, employees, students and the public.
  • By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.

Associated Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Previous admission/marketing experienced preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills required.
  • High level of initiative, motivation, and attention to detail to work in a goal-oriented environment.
  • Ability, willingness and availability to travel, including by car and airplane. Must have a valid Oregon driver license.
  • Commitment to issues of ethnic and gender diversity and the ability to speak to changing demographics in the country and the effect it has on the recruitment of students. Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to lift and transport materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • An evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's goals, including signed agreement with GFU Statement of Faith and Statement of Community Responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, including on telephone, and to understand and follow instructions. Fluency in Spanish preferred.

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.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

**This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.

George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
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