Admissions Counselor Chicago,  IL Employment: About: Adler University


For a more just society

Why join Adler University?

  • Subsidized group health insurance
  • Employer-paid group life, long-term disability and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Employee-paid dental, vision, and transportation benefits
  • 403(b) savings/retirement plan benefit, with a fully-vested employer matching contribution of up to 5% in the first year. After two years of participation, matching grows by 1% per year, to a limit of 10% employer match. 
  • $1,500 professional development allowance per fiscal year
  • Tuition reimbursement of 50% for coursework related to Adler University employment
  • Paid time off for holidays, vacation and sick days

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Admissions Counselor

Job Title
Admissions Counselor
Job ID
Chicago,  IL 60602
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The Adler School of Professional Psychology, founded in 1952, is the oldest independent school of psychology in North America. The School provides graduate education in psychology and related fields with campuses in the heart of downtown Chicago, downtown Vancouver, and online.  Program offerings include an APA-accredited clinical psychology program and several Master’s degree programs. The Adler School is committed to continuing the pioneering work of its namesake, Alfred Adler. As part of that commitment, the School graduates socially responsible practitioners, engages in communities, and advances social justice.  

Position Summary:

The Adler School is a value-centered and growing institution that is seeking an Admissions Counselor to join the Office of Admissions. This position reports to the Director of Admissions assisting with all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process.
The primary responsibilities of an Admissions Counselor include: Responding to admissions inquiries via phone and email; responding to applicants regarding their application and materials submitted; representing the Adler School at on-campus and online events as well as off-campus recruiting events such as college fairs and conferences; giving campus tours; and advising applicants.

A particular commitment of the School, rooted in Adler's emphasis on social interest, is training practitioners to work with marginalized and underserved populations and who are committed to social justice. Candidates with particular interest in this mission and with demonstrated experience in these areas are preferred.
Must pass a pre-employment background check.

  • Assist with all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process
  • Telecounsel with prospective students to encourage campus visits as well as apply for admission
  • Maintain appropriate follow-up communication with these students regarding the status of their applications for admission and financial aid.
  • Represent Adler School at on-campus and online open houses, information sessions, and interview days
  • Performs consistently to meet performance goals
  • Represent Adler School during recruitment season at off-campus events such as college fairs, conferences and classroom visits
  • Give campus tours to prospective students
  • Advise applicants throughout their admission process from inquiry through registration
  • Maintains full knowledge of Adler School’s institutes, programs and curricula
  • All other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Admissions or Director of Admissions.
Work schedule:  Primarily Monday through Friday with both day and evening hours required.  Some weekend hours as well as local and national travel are also required.

Required Skills
• At least 1-3 years of experience in an admissions or higher education environment. Experience in graduate admissions highly preferred.
• Excellent communication skills, extremely well-organized and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
• Strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills; professional and friendly in-person and on the phone
• Demonstrated success in a goal-oriented environment
• Ability to travel to off-campus events as needed. These events require the ability to physically transport materials, set-up admissions displays and stand for extended periods of time
• Ability to work evenings and weekends
• Hobson’s (Connect and AY) database experience preferred.
• A strong alignment with the mission and values of the Adler School

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler School of Professional Psychology that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The School does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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