Senior Admissions Counselor/Coordinator of Multicultural Center

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7062306 (Ref.No. 1705708)
Posted: November 12, 2019
Application Deadline: December 13, 2019

Job Description

Senior Admissions Counselor/Coordinator of Multicultural Center

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2015-1602439

Location: CA 94556, CA


Closing: 12/13/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Responsible for recruitment, outreach, and territory management for geographic assigned territories that align with the colleges strategic enrollment goals. Serve as coordinator and office point person on multicultural recruitment process. Develop partnerships with Community Based Programs and parallel organizations focused on underserved populations. Collaborate with High Potential Program and New Student and Family Programs re: multicultural resource and programming.

1. Recruitment and Outreach:
Execute office-wide recruitment efforts to assigned domestic territories. Represent the institution at college fairs, transfer fairs, and high schools; communicate with prospective students, parents, and high school counselors; participate in the visit experience by making presentations during information sessions, special group and counselor of the day activities; maintain continuous contact with prospective students via e-mail, phone, and office visits. Plan regional receptions and send-offs for prospective and admitted students. Identify and assist in engaging alumni in recruitment efforts.

2. Territory Management:
Assist with creation, maintenance and implementation of strategic plan for multicultural student recruitment and admission in accordance with institutional goals; ongoing assessment of strategies in plan. Manage assigned domestic territory, which includes coordination and implementation of outreach and yield activities. Compile, analyze, and report data for territory; identify trends within territories; report regularly on admissions funnel for territories and recruitment/yield activities throughout funnel

3. Application Management:
Read and evaluate admissions applications for territories. Assist in overall evaluation of students from underserved populations. Functions include calculating GPA, reading essays, analyzing rigor of course-load. Also includes follow-up conversations with student applicants' counselors to gather any additional materials needed. Recommend admission decision to the Dean of Admissions.

4. Student Yield:
Parent Liaison - organize and design the ethnic Spanish language parent programs at on-campus yield events. This includes coordinating with various key campus representatives. Coordinate and manage on and off campus receptions for African American, Filipino/Vietnamese, and Latino students. Collaborate with the Visitor Center Coordinator on ethnic/multicultural group events, including integration of Spanish speaking tours.
4A. Tele-Recruiting
Coordinate targeted phone calling efforts to African American, Asian American, and Latino students. This includes coordinating callers consisting of faculty, students, high potential program coaches. Maintain an intensive communication campaign targeted to aforementioned populations, students and parents

5. Leadership:
Take the lead in assuring office training on multicultural recruitment process; Develop, implement, and lead office in High School Counselor communication plan; Chair and Coordinate East Bay College Consortium College Fair. Compile, report and analyze data for ethnic applicants, accepts, and enrolled students every 1st and 15th of the month from December through August.

6. Website Maintenance:
In collaboration with Office of College Communications, and Admissions Web Maintenance to develop and maintain updates for multicultural outreach to students, parents and counselors admissions pages.

7. Other Duties as Assigned: Assist Admissions/Alumni coordinator with multicultural/ethnic alumni engagement in admissions recruitment activities; Event planning; Special projects related to CRM development and data management.

Experience and Qualifications:

REQUIRED: BA and/or equivalent knowledge, training & experience PREFERRED: BA

Experience: (years required and applicable field of experience): 1 to 2 years in admissions

Skills/Abilities: (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical) Excellent verbal and written communication skills, commitment to and understanding of high school student and the education environment, technical expertise within Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and CRM softwares. Goal oriented, ability to manage multiple priorities. Ability and desire to work with diverse populations. Understands needs/issues facing first generation college bound students and families.

Other Requirements: (e.g. travel, weekend/evening work) Weekend and and travel work required.


Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply online at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
• A resume
• The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
• In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
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