St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 37.5 Position Summary As a member of the Sam Fox Schoolâ™s Student Services staff, and in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Schoolâ™s undergraduate chairs, the Admissions Counselor assumes significant responsibility for recruiting undergraduate art and architecture students, developing strategic recruitment plans, establishing and stewarding relationships with key admissions contacts including high school teachers and counselors, working with the Schoolâ™s Communications Office to promote and disseminate information about the Sam Fox School through multiple channels, and meeting with prospective students and their families. The primary goal for this position is to increase the number of referrals, visits, applications, and yields to the Sam Fox School undergraduate programs. Job Description Primary Duties & Responsibilities Outreach & Cultivation Develops and delivers on-campus and virtual presentations to prospective students and families and to high school art and design departments. Plans and manages travel for portfolio and career days across the country (requires significant travel September through January). Organizes and runs the St. Louis National Portfolio Day on Wash Uâ™s campus.  Makes regular contact with high school art and design teachers and guidance counselors nationally and internationally; establishes and maintains ongoing relationships with a core group of key contacts; plans and implements an annual teacher fly-in. Plans and implements all programming for Sam Fox School student fly-ins, visit days, and other in-person and virtual programs involving prospective students, admitted students, and their families. Coordinates Scholars Weekend by evaluating and selecting top student portfolios for consideration by faculty committees, implement in-person or virtual interviews. Oversees a well-developed on-campus tour program for the Sam Fox School. Assumes responsibility for prospective student interviews, one-on-one admissions counseling sessions, and portfolio reviews, including recommendations and evaluations on admissions. Ensures timely and effective follow-up with prospective students throughout the entire recruitment process. Evaluates and scores all student portfolio work for consideration for admission. Works closely with with the Universityâ™s Office of Undergraduate Admissions to assist with the selection of the incoming undergraduate class for the College of Art and the College of Architecture. Strategic Planning & Communications: Works closely with the Schoolâ™s Associate Dean of Students, Communications Office, and the Universityâ™s Office of Undergraduate Admissions to develop and implement creative recruitment plans that may include, but not be limited to, the following: Produces an annual, goal-driven undergraduate recruitment plan for the Sam Fox School that outlines key strategies, participants, and resources required. Assembles and coordinates a group of current students to serve as Sam Fox School admissions ambassadors to support recruitment activities in multiple capacities. Partners with Office of Communications to develop effective digital and print media strategies for prospective student and parent audiences. Builds interest and awareness of art, architecture, and design careers among high school students. Evaluates each yearâ™s efforts quantitatively and qualitatively and provide annual assessment reports to the deans, directors, and chairs. Pre-college Programs Collaborates with Coordinator of Special Programs to support recruitment-specific elements of the Architecture Discovery and Portfolio Plus pre-college programs. Engages in year-round recruitment for pre-college programs. Evaluates and selects students for admission into pre-college programs. Establishes strong individual relationships with pre-college program participants and encourage applications from this pool to the Sam Fox School. Additional Responsibilities Represent the Sam Fox School at meetings with the Universityâ™s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and at on-campus prospective and yield events. Other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree in art, design or architecture. Advanced degree welcome. Previous public speaking and presentation experience. Experience with Adobe Suite InDesign and Photoshop. Some knowledge about art and architecture. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent decision-making skills and judgment, particularly when communicating with prospective students and families. Strong aptitude for strategic thinking and analysis. Enthusiasm for the undergraduate student experience and a strong commitment to the Schoolâ™s recruitment effort. Ability to identify and establish professional connection on behalf of the School and maintain ongoing relationships with key national and international contacts. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Ability to coordinate multiple projects, establish priorities, and perform effective in both team and individual work settings. Ability to travel. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Grade G08-H Salary Range $19.56 - $30.35 / Hourly The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits. EEO/AA Statement Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. Diversity Statement Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply. Applicant Instructions When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. 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