Enrollment Management - Admissions Representative

The Division of Enrollment Management invites applications for an energetic and highly motivated admission professional to assist in the process of recruiting and selecting new students for the University in the Chicago suburbs.  

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois. With 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with more than 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive universities.

Admissions Representative’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Representing the University to prospective students and the general public with the highest degree of professionalism through an array of outreach programs and recruitment activities 
  • Traveling in and out of state for up to twelve weeks per year to engage and inform prospective students and their families as well as develop positive educational partnerships and working relationships with high school and community college guidance counselors
  • Advising prospective students and family members about admission criteria, financial assistance process and other critical factors in the college decision process
  • Participating in a variety of projects related to student recruitment both on and off campus
  • Reviewing and assessing applications and making university admission decisions
  • Analyzing current and historical admissions results and trends within the geographic territory and develop and implement strategies to surpass enrollment goals

Candidates for these positions must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Those with previous college counseling or admission experience or working with underrepresented populations will be strongly considered.

Due to the nature of this position, evening and weekend work can be expected throughout the year, especially during the fall and spring. Candidates should also be prepared to travel overnight based upon the geographic territory assigned and must possess and maintan a valid US driver’s license. While the majority of the work is done sitting or standing, the ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds is also necessary. Candidates may need to access Non-ADA compliant buildings. Candidates must demonstrate strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work independently and within a team environment; possess strong analytical and independent decision making ability; as well as the ability to work with a diverse population. Working knowledge of MS Office applications is required.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses the qualifications of the position, resume, one recommendation letter and complete contact information for three professional references electronically to: jah@bradley.edu or via direct mail to:

                          JoAnn Homann, Admissions Office

                          Bradley University

                          Peoria, IL 61625

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by September 25, 2012.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.