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Admissions Counselor

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Department: Strat Plan,Enroll,Mgmt,Innovat
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services

    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as: Student Services Professional II)

      Full-time position available on or after October 1, 2022 for Admissions & Outreach Services.

      Under the general supervision of the Interim Director, AOS, this position will provide a variety of services for prospective students, and will strategize to identify particular communities of students and an appropriate recruitment plan. This position will provide a variety of campus information and services to prospective students and others interested in post-secondary education at Stanislaus State. 

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Establish and maintain direct contact with prospective students (grades 7-14), their parents, counselors and teachers to promote post-secondary education and provide information regarding CSU admission requirements, procedures and timelines, financial aid programs, academic opportunities and student services available at Stanislaus State, through individual advising and group presentations.
      • Interview individual prospective students and review documents and forms required for CSU admission, financial aid, scholarships and other service opportunities.
      • Travel to and Visit local and out of area assigned schools to provide outreach services related to CSU admissions such as; in class presentations, application workshops, college nights and other college readiness related events.
      • Follow up, track, and communicate with prospective students and assist them from prospect through enrollment.
      • Collect and review school data and set application goals for assigned schools/areas and attain established enrollment goals.
      • Develop strategies to promote the educational opportunities at Stanislaus State to students outside the six county service areas. 
      • Analyze the historical profile of enrollment patterns and identify strategic areas of recruitment.
      • Review all steps in the application process in order to reduce barriers and enhance satisfaction as student’s progress through the admission cycle.
      • Provide correspondence and what’s next steps to prospective students who have applied to Stanislaus but have not enrolled for classes.
      • Provide prospective students with clarification on college readiness test scores such as EAP, SAT and/or ACT, and provide them with advice on next steps. 
      • Assist with on and off campus recruitment efforts often on weekends such as: Preview Day, Open Houses, CLYC, Counselor Conferences, Warrior Welcomes, etc.
      • Assist with scheduled Saturday campus tours advising. 
      • Maintain current knowledge of University courses, majors, prerequisites, general education, graduation requirements, procedures, rules and regulations, and other student services including financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 
      • Maintain knowledge of career exploration strategies and best practices, major and career outcomes and matching majors to careers 
      • Attend training sessions and professional development conferences and meetings. 
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college of university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

      Experience: Equivalent to two years of professional experience in one of the student services programs areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills.
      • Demonstrated interviewing and counseling techniques, and knowledge of individual and group dynamics.
      • Ability to acquire rapid understanding of the CSU Stanislaus organization, procedures and activities.
      • Knowledge of CSU admission requirements and policies preferred.
      • Excellent public speaking skills. Ability to present to large and small audiences.
      • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations, ability to gather and analyze data and draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
      • Knowledge and extensive experience utilizing a personal computer and software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, internet communications and electronic calendaring systems.
      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with High School and community college partners, CSU campus community and other private and public agencies. 
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned.
      • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management.
      • Working knowledge of research and interviewing techniques and the principles of individual and group behavior.
      • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long range program improvements.
      • Ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews.
      • Ability to reason logically; to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal and/or written presentations based on these data.
      • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required.
      • Ability to recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly.
      • Ability to rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Knowledge of CSU admission requirements and policies preferred. Demonstrated interviewing and counseling techniques, and knowledge of individual and group dynamics. Possess excellent public speaking skills.
      • Ability to carry out daily assignments without immediate direction, perform tasks to the judgment of the employee, solve problems and take action. Initiative and creativity are required for situations involving changing guidelines and regulations or where existing procedures must be applied to unusual circumstances.
      • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations, ability to gather and analyze data and draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
      • Knowledge and extensive experience utilizing a personal computer and software applications for word processing spreadsheets, database management, internet communications and electronic calendaring systems.
      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, student organizations, and other private and public agencies.
      • Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills.
      • Required to possess a valid CA driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation.
      • Ability to work an adjusted schedule (evenings and weekends) as required.
    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $4,304 – $4,734 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Student Services Professional II range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Bargaining Unit: 4 Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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