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Soka University of America is seeking an Admission Counselor to help support the continued enrollment growth of the university’s undergraduate degree program.  Under the Associate Director of Admission and in collaboration with a dynamic recruitment team, this individual will assist the Admission area by supporting the implementation of a strategic recruitment plan.

Founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life, Soka University of America is a secular, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school with a unique mission: to educate global citizens to contribute to a better world. Situated atop a ridge overlooking a 4,000-acre wilderness park, Soka is three miles from the Pacific Ocean, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The university’s commitment to fostering global citizenship is reflected in its diverse student body, with 50% of students hailing from international backgrounds. This is further supported by mandatory second language and study abroad programs, and an interdisciplinary core curriculum. The curriculum is delivered in small, dynamic classes, maintaining a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 12.

The Admission Counselor will represent SUA by making presentations to prospective high school students on a local and national level.  The counselor is required to travel within an assigned geographic territory; advise students and parents regarding admission procedures through phone, email, and in-person/virtual appointments; represent the University at high school fairs, conduct high school visits, build relationships with high school guidance counselors; participate in campus-wide recruitment events; assist in the preparation of recruitment materials and review admission applications. This individual will also be responsible for managing one or more special projects in the office and is required to perform administrative tasks related to job responsibilities.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Represent SUA by making presentations to prospective high school students on a local and national level.
  • Travel within an assigned geographic territory.
  • Advise students and parents regarding admission procedures through phone, email, and in-person/virtual appointments.
  • Represent the University at high school fairs, conduct high school visits, build relationships with high school guidance counselors.
  • Participate in campus-wide recruitment events.
  • Assist in the preparation of recruitment materials and review admission applications.
  • Manage one or more special projects in the office and is required to perform administrative tasks related to job responsibilities.
  • Accept other assignments from the Associate Director of Admission related to the responsibilities as they arise and as the University develops.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Experience

  • A background in counseling or advising students is preferred.

Competencies/Skills:

  • A proven track record in meeting and exceeding established goals as well as interpersonal and community relations skills.
  • Willing to work some evening and weekend hours and travel ten to fifteen weeks throughout a calendar year during annual recruitment related travel periods.
  • Knowledge of the use of technology in the recruitment process.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity, ability to travel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think and move independently and creatively while maintaining close communication with management.
  • Ability to receive and carry out direction.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with the other members of Enrollment Services and the campus community when needed.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to operate with limited supervision and effectively manage their time.
  • Demonstrate understanding and sensitivity regarding cultural traditions, language barriers, and different experiences in pre-collegiate academic preparation.
  • Proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases within Slate CRM, word processing, graphics, and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

Soka University of America offers excellent benefits. Salary range for this position is $54,000 to $65,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application Requirements:

Must submit the following to be considered:

  • letter of interest for this position
  • resume
  • three professional references

Please apply on the Interfolio site by clicking on this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/146153

For inquiries, e-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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