Category: Advising and Enrollment
Location: Largo, MD
Requisition ID: 10009444
Admissions/Associate Advisor – Entry Level
Office of Strategic Enrollment Management
Exempt, Contingent II, Full-Time, Pay Grade 1.1
University of Maryland University College is hiring for entry level Advisors in our Office of Strategic Enrollment Management! As an Admissions/Associate Advisor, you will use strong critical-thinking skills to help a diverse population of adult learners overcome a myriad of obstacles to fulfill their educational objectives. At UMUC, we put students first. Successful candidates enjoy working in a high energy, fast-paced environment, demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative, and possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with prospective students.
Are you looking to begin your career with an organization that provides growth opportunities and advancement?
Do you have a passion for higher education and helping others achieve their goals?
Are you customer service oriented?
Are you looking for competitive health benefits and tuition remission to enhance your education?
UMUC is looking for motivated advisors to provide outstanding service by responding to prospective and current student inquiries through telephone, email, chat, and other communication channels.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Reach out to and maintain relationships with prospective students by establishing rapport and trust, educating them on UMUC programs and admissions requirements, and assisting prospective students through their application and first enrollment process.
Guide prospective students through their decision-making process by engaging in a consultative dialogue to explore and uncover student needs and concerns, presenting information in a professional, articulate, and confident manner, and effectively communicating the value proposition of the university.
Proactively engage with prospective students and help them overcome potential barriers within the student enrollment process.
Contribute to individual, team, and unit goals on a daily, weekly, monthly basis so that new student growth targets are met.
Maintain a productivity rate of 80% or higher, and consistently demonstrate high quality customer service.
Accurately document, maintain, and track all prospective student and applicant interactions, information, and progression through the new student enrollment process in the CRM system.
Serve as the prospective student’s liaison to help assist them through various student services-related issues, i.e., UMUC Undergraduate/Graduate Schools, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Registrar’s Office, etc.
Evening, weekend hours and possibly holidays may be required at times based on business need.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
An earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and one (1) year of relevant work experience in a customer-facing role.
Candidates must possess excellent customer service, time management, creative problem solving, interpersonal, oral and written communications, and presentation skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Experience working in a goal-driven, measured performance, and team environment is also required.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Previous experience in any of the following areas: higher education admissions or enrollment management, recruiting, educational or training-industry sales, consultative inside sales of a service offering, call center or high-volume, customer service environment.
Experience leveraging CRM or call center applications and tools is also preferred.
POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.