Transfer Counselor position at VCU!

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Position Information

Title Details

University Code 10112
University Title Academic Affairs Coordinator 2
University Job Family Academic and Faculty Affairs

Posting Details

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Type of Search Local
Working Title Transfer Counselor
Position Number 569480
Position Type Classified (full-time)
FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt
Department Office of Admissions
Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities The VCU Office of Admissions is seeking a Transfer Counselor to be located at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, in Richmond, VA (JSRCC). This is a full-time position. Serving as a university liaison, this JSRCC Transfer Counselor will work from both the Parham Road and Downtown Campuses of JSRCC; and will be responsible for actively recruiting transfer students from community colleges by providing current information about VCU and its programs, pre-enrollment course recommendations, as well as the transfer application process to community college students, faculty, and staff.

The JSRCC Transfer Counselor will perform recruitment and marketing duties for the Office of Admissions and will represent the university at special events.

Recruitment and marketing duties include, but are not limited to: conducting information sessions; appointments and counseling sessions with prospective transfer students and other parties of interest to provide information about their admissibility, the university, admissions processes, and university policies and procedures; representing the Office of Admissions at open houses, receptions, college fairs, and college campus visits.

Working closely with the VCU Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, the staff of the VCU Transfer Center, VCU program recruiters and community colleges’ Transfer Advising staff, the JSRCC Transfer Counselor will coordinate and implement recruitment strategies to attract new transfer students.

Additional essential duties include, but are not limited to:

Providing customer service by responding to email, phone calls, and will participate in e-marketing activities.

Reviewing and evaluating transfer applications for undergraduate admissions, paying close attention to applicants’ credentials, and will perform data entry of prospective student information using a CRM and Banner.

While the position will be located at JSRCC, weekly trips to the VCU Monroe Park Campus and occasional visits to other community colleges campuses will be required.

Occasional travel to actively recruit transfer students, which may include possible overnight evening and weekends. Travel may include attending college fairs, community college visits, and other duties as assigned.

Evening and weekend work also required at other times, on and off campus. The position also requires some work over the university’s winter break.

Minimum Hiring Standards Bachelor’s degree or equivalent applicable experience or training. Experience in higher education, administrative or customer-service related areas. Demonstrated excellence in public contact and customer service experience. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Previous experience with public speaking; strong comfort level with making presentations to large groups of people. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent critical thinking skills. Ability to work in and with a diverse population is required. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access, or equivalent word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Valid Driver’s License and current car insurance. Evening and weekend work also required at other times on and off campus. Some light lifting required, less than 20 pounds.
Preferred Hiring Standards Experience in college admissions or advising, with a focus on transfer students, strongly preferred. Extensive knowledge of VCU and the Virginia Community College System strongly preferred. Experience in compiling, preparing and analyzing data for reports. Experience with Banner Student System and ImageNow Imaging Software. Experience with event planning preferred.
Required Licenses/ Certifications Valid Driver’s License
Anticipated Hiring Range $38,000 – $40,000