Admission Counselor, Specialized Recruitment (Student Services Professional II) (506933)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
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Job Description


Position Summary

The Admission Counselor will be part of an Enrollment Services unit which is primarily responsible for specialized student recruitment. The unit consists of a Director, three out-of-state admission counselors, and several student assistants supporting their efforts. The Admission Counselor will be responsible for creating and implementing recruitment activities targeted for underrepresented students to ensure specialized recruitment goals are achieved.

The Admission Counselor is responsible for planning and engaging in recruitment activities to achieve the University's enrollment goal to increase the number of underrepresented students attending SDSU. The incumbent will deliver recruiting programs targeted for underrepresented students, providing individualized support to prospects, applicants and admits throughout the application cycle. Also, the incumbent will support the Presidential Scholars recruitment efforts, including the scholarship application process.

Overall, the Admission Counselor will collaborate closely with internal and external partners such as EOP, Student Affairs, Center for Intercultural Relations, a variety of cultural centers on campus to support the recruitment of students eligible and interested in participating in the Henrietta Goodwin Scholars Program and the Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program and lead campus wide effort of increasing the number of underrepresented students attending the University.

For more information regarding Enrollment Services, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program 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 professional experience.

Education: Equivalent to graduation with a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Experience using computer programs SIMS/R, Singularity, Mozilla Thunderbird and Gmail.
  • Knowledge and understanding of admissions requirements for first-year and transfer applicants.
  • Knowledge of university departments and student services such as Financial Aid, Housing, Academic Advising and Evaluations, and student life.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse populations of Black and/or Native/Indigenous students.
  • Experience supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students.
  • Competency in cross-cultural communication.
  • Ability to collaborate and work with others regarding issues of diversity and community.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $ 4,304 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 22, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 21, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at or 619-594-1139.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map