San Jose, California


Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Online Recruitment, the Enrollment Counselor’s primary focus is to build relationships and recruit new or returning potential SJSU Online students by utilizing phone and internet technology. The Counselor works within a learner-focused student services model to ensure that fully online degree seekers experience integrated, seamless connections to the University from inquiry through admission. Through proactive outreach, the Counselor serves as the University’s point of contact for online degree seekers. The Counselor will perform complex student services professional work to help potential students identify their appropriate program of study, address questions related to financial aid and transcript evaluation, determine initial eligibility following CSU regulations, policies and procedures, and fully support the applicant to resolve issues during the application process.


Key Responsibilities

  • Through an inbound and outbound call center, provides excellent customer service to prospective students throughout the full admission recruitment process primarily via telephone
  • Navigates through and maintains the SJSU Online’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and automated phone system
  • Updates student inquiry progression in SJSU Online’s databases
  • Maintains a pipeline of students, which will include following a prescribed call plan and prioritizing prospective student’s needs
  • Meets with prospective students to counsel on completing Admissions requirements, discusses academic programs, admission options, and financial aid opportunities and conducts online campus tours.
  • Participates in weekly coaching sessions
  • Makes recommendations to manager to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Coordinates the compilation, tracking, and timely receipt of all required application materials for the application process (both domestic and international) for admission
  • Reviews and determines completeness and validity for all required documents for admission, including residency status and data elements; enters results in CMS
  • Receives, processes and deposits application fee payments
  • Receives and processes documents for application fee waivers; makes determination re: waiver request
  • Determines category of transcripts received to be official or unofficial (i.e., international) and routes documents to Imaging for processing
  • Ensures that documents are properly routed to correct processing queues
  • Tracks admission status, reconciles and verifies transcripts/documents received for completing applications


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work with or learn the content management system and document processing (i.e.CMS, current versions of Google Office Suite, Microsoft Office (esp. Word and Excel); email and phone skills
  • Excellent customer service and public relation skills
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel evenings and weekends; possess valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends and have a flexible schedule


Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related
  • Two years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum one year of experience in college admissions, recruitment or sales OR a minimum of five years of experience in an enrollment/admissions position in nontraditional higher education recruitment
  • Experience working with non-traditional students
  • Six months of call center experience in an in­bound and out­bound environment
  • Experience in communicating admissions and or student services policies and procedures to community college, university, or high school constituents



Classification: Student Services Professional II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,350/month - $4,500/month
CSU Hiring Range: $4,304/month - $6,120/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.



Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: April 12, 2022 through May 3, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also 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 information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

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Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


San Jose, California

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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