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University of Rochester Admissions Counselor - 237227 in Rochester, New York

Admissions Counselor Job ID 237227

Location The College Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Admissions




Position Summary :

Admissions Counselors represent the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering of the University of Rochester to all constituents seeking information about the admission process: prospective students, parents, school officials, and others. Admissions Counselors serve as the University’s primary representative in several states and regions; must often work autonomously, have solid time management skills, and exercise sound judgment. Possess organizational and analytical skills and have a keen eye for detail; solid understanding of marketing and proficiency with technology. Understanding of undergraduate student needs would be helpful.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a culturally diverse environment are essential. The Admissions Counselor must possess demonstrated customer service experience that incorporates a global perspective along with a commitment to issues of diversity and the ability to work in a team setting with all levels of management, faculty, and staff. The Admissions Counselor must generally work independently, be able to travel by air, rail, ship, and car as needed, work long hours during peak seasons, frequent evening and weekends required.

Specific responsibilities:

General Counseling Duties on Campus: 30%

  • Prepare and deliver group information sessions for visiting families (daily in rotation) to contribute to their understanding of the University of Rochester’s culture and curriculum to help identify if their student is a possible fit for admission.

  • Support reception activities: for example open houses - RR (Research Rochester) and yield activities – Experience Days (2018 Experience, etc.) to both inform campus visitors and to answer questions about the Rochester application or financial aid process.

  • Provide support for on campus counselor breakfasts, SSIC (Secondary School Issues Conference), CORT (Colleges of Rochester Tours), FLCT (Finger Lakes Counselor Tour), IB (International Baccalaureate) Coordinators, CBO (Community Based Organizations) Administrators, and other secondary school personnel, alumni, etc. by attending these events and interacting with Secondary School Counselors, CBO Administrators and other stakeholders as needed to help identify students for admission.

  • Conduct admission interviews and complete interview forms in Admissions Online System (AOS) on prospective students to determine applicant interest and to begin to inform the possibility of their admission.

  • Answer telephone, email inquiries, and participate in College Week Live to establish relationships with students, their families, and other external constituents in order to recruit students to the University.

Recruitment Travel: 30%

  • Plan community college and high school visits, admissions interviews off- campus, college fairs, and alumni admission events in assigned region during fall, spring and summer semesters to include 8-10 weeks of off campus travel necessary to establish relationships with students, their families, and other external constituents in order to identify students as a possible fit for admission.

  • Prepare reports for the Director detailing recruitment activities and outcomes at the conclusion of the travel seasons with recommendations for future opportunities to allow the Director to determine strategies to attract students for admission.

  • Build relationships with guidance counselors by visiting high schools, attending college fairs, and counselor receptions. Understanding the UR’s academic rigor helps guidance counselors identify and recommend students for possible admission.

  • Build relationships with alumni admission volunteers by conducting orientations on admissions activities. Understanding the UR’s academic rigor helps alumni admission volunteers identify and recommend students for possible admission.

Application Review: 30%

  • Review and evaluate approximately 700+ applications from assigned regions and schools to determine admissibility to the University.

  • Make recommendations to the second reader about admissions decisions to determine admissibility, wait list status, and deniability.

  • Review and evaluate applications for merit scholarship consideration; make recommendations that may determine if the student is eligible for merit.

Project Responsibilities: 5%

  • Project team participation assignment in areas such as event planning (alumni, etc.), liaison to other departments (residential life, etc.), special programs (Rochester Early Medical Scholars, etc.), and different recruitment initiatives (underrepresented, etc.).

Other Duties: 5%

  • Attend and participate in on-going growth and development in the field of admissions (NYSACAC, etc.) for the purpose of incorporating this knowledge into daily activities through attendance at conferences, workshops, (etc.) as a participant, panelist, presenter, or moderator. Other activities designed to acclimate new admissions counselors (public speaker training, writing workshops, etc.) will occur.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or other senior leaders.


A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Work in a related field such as sales, counseling or human resources will be considered. This position will require a valid Motor Vehicle License and valid US Passport.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply


All applicants must apply online.

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