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Regional Admission Counselor
Date Posted 08/30/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking a Regional Admission Counselor to be the primary admission representative for an assigned territory in the Twin Cities for the residential college in Winona, MN. Reporting to the Director of Admission, this individual’s role is to nurture, develop and enhance relationships with prospective students and their families as well as provide recruitment and financial aid knowledge throughout the admission process.  

This position works from a remote location but maintains a strong connection to the Winona campus. The counselor participates in both remote and on-campus recruitment events, is responsible for monthly and Saturday on-campus office responsibilities, and is expected to remain informed and knowledgeable of activities related to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona Campus.

  • Design and implement an ongoing outreach and recruitment plan for assigned territories at the direction of supervisor.
  • Implement recruitment strategies in an assigned territory that includes high school visits, college fairs, local interviews, participation in local recruitment and alumni events and receptions, and all follow-up activities involved with recruiting prospective students to Saint Mary’s.
  • Engage in ongoing communication with students and families via phone, letters, e-mail, social media and face-to-face meetings in assigned territory.
  • Provide guidance to students and families regarding admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships, residence life and other recruitment related issues; interact with high school counselors to assist in their knowledge and understanding of Saint Mary’s; participate in professional development activities that both enhance job performance and positively showcase the university.
  • Review admission applications, evaluate files and make recommendations regarding admissibility to the university; determine initial scholarship level for students offered admission to Saint Mary’s.
  • Prepare and deliver a variety of admission presentations to a wide range of constituents. 
  • Work with alumni and community organizations to enhance recruitment efforts. 
  • Complete necessary reports regarding recruitment, travel, schedule and other related work items; compile an annual territory report that summarizes and evaluates recruitment activities undertaken in the past recruitment cycle.
  • Follow university procedures regarding travel and other activities associated with recruitment.
  • Complete other projects as assigned that contribute to the success of the admission effort and enhance knowledge and professional development.
Essential Skills and Abilities

The selected candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Experience with events coordination and facilitation in assigned territory. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience developing strong professional relationships and communicating effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience being diplomatic and collaborative in a team environment. 
  • Be able to travel to the Winona campus on a monthly basis for major events & meetings.
  • Be able to regionally travel (day travel) 80% during seasonal admissions period.
  • Familiarity with, and an appreciation of, the value of a private liberal arts, faith-based education required.
  • Must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary’s University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3+ years of higher education or related experience. 
  • Strong computer skills: Solid understanding of the use of the Internet, Microsoft Office, Relational databases and CRM software experience strongly encouraged (Target X). 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Kristina Lemmer, Director of Admission - College
Contact Email klemmer@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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