Enrollment Management - Admissions Counselor or Assistant Director of Admissions

The Division of Enrollment Management invites applications for an energetic and highly motivated admission professional to join our recruitment team.   This position will be based on campus (Peoria, IL).

Position 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 for up to 7 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 and events related to student recruitment both on and off campus
  • Reviewing and assessing applications and making university admission and scholarship decisions
  • Analyzing current and historical admissions results and trends within the geographic territory and develop and implement strategies to surpass enrollment goals
  • Utilizing CRM Slate to maintain updated records and communication with students, parents and school counselors.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university
  • Those with previous admissions experience will be strongly considered.
  • Professionals with 3-5 years of admission experience and demonstrated territory management success will be considered for the position of Assistant Director.

Candidates must possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, both written and oral, as well as high-level sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects; flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment, with excellent follow through.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. Strong analytical and independent decision-making ability is required.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, positive attitude, and energy to implement new strategies and meet ambitious goals.
  • Strong organization skills, with keen attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends.

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 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. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

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.

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

Applications from third party web sites will not be accepted.

While the review of applications will begin Friday, August 2, applications will be accepted 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.