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As a member of the Undergraduate Admissions team, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative and effective recruitment initiatives, programs, and procedures to ensure Portland State University meets enrollment goals. The Admissions Counselor works extensively and collaboratively with key constituencies to ensure optimal effectiveness throughout the recruitment, admission, and enrollment process. This position has specific assignments related to student admission needs and outreach, collaborations with high school and community college personnel, community organization partnerships, as well as independent oversight of assigned territories.

The Admissions Counselor will represent the University and its academic programs and services to prospective students and their families, high school and college personnel, partner institutions, community organizations, and the public. The Admissions Counselor must be effective at independently planning recruitment strategies including high school visits and individual meetings. The Admissions Counselor is a front-line service provider with primary responsibility for student admission counseling, recruitment travel and territory management of assigned geographic territories. The position requires a significant level of independent judgement and autonomy with regard to work planning; representation of the University to students, families and educational counselors and staff, and application of admission policy through the secondary review of admissions applications with limited supervision. This position will work closely with Financial Aid, New Student Orientation, the Transfer and Returning Student Resource Center (TRSRC), professional advisors in the advising pathways, and personnel at community colleges

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