Enrollment Management - Admission Counselor

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. This position will be based on campus (Peoria, IL).


Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university.  Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.

The position’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 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.


A Bachelor’s degree from a four year college of university is required. Those applicants with previous admissions experience will be strongly considered.


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 projects, flexible and comfortable in 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications.


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 U.S. 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.


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 sites will not be accepted.


Review of application materials will begin August 9, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon 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.