Reporting to the Associate Director of Graduate Admission, this position works as part of an admissions team responsible for the recruitment and admission of students to the graduate programs in the College of Arts (CAS) and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School (SBS). The Graduate Admission Counselor will provide support of application review, recruitment travel, and the participation in on and off campus events for CAS and SBS. Emphasis will be placed on increasing awareness of Suffolk as a leader in graduate education, and increasing inquiries, applications, and enrollments of high quality students through strategic initiatives and superior customer service.
Represent the CAS and SBS graduate programs at local, national and international recruitment events to identify and attract best-fit candidates for Suffolk University. Counsel prospective students in person, via email, and phone inquiries regarding academic offerings and admission processes and conduct group presentations to recruit quality candidates to the university.
Manages a portfolio of programs, working closely with academic program directors to attract top-quality applicants to Suffolk University's graduate certificate, masters, and doctoral programs.
Responsible for the timely and accurate evaluation of graduate program applicants using a digital-based application system. The incumbent will issue admission decisions and rankings for special financial aid merit programs in accordance with University parameters. Will perform other project work and liaison work as needed.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment
Strong time management and ability to meet strict, frequent deadlines
Strong computer proficiency including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel
Ability to engage and network with prospective applicants including the ability to represent the University professionally, express the value of attending Suffolk and to 'sell' a vision
Strong creativity and innovation; willingness to try new approaches to achieve desired objectives
Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to write a wide variety of concise, engaging and professional material directed to a wide variety of internal and external audiences
Must be 18 years old, have at least two years of driving experience and have a valid driver's license from the U.S. or U.S. Territories; must submit to an annual driver record check and maintain an acceptable driving record per university and/or insurance carrier requirements; must complete the University driver safety training within 60 days of hire and additional driver training as needed.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, including having a valid passport
Ability working nights and weekends as required for recruiting events
Cover Letter required with submission in order to be considered.
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Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.