Admission Counselor

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 08 Mar 2024

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Who We Are
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.
Our diverse selection of benefits is part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for and meet the needs of our employees and their families. The University provides full-time employees in their first year: a PPO Medical plan administered by Premera Blue Cross, employer-paid dental programs through Delta Dental, vision coverage through VSP, employer-paid Life Insurance, and optional employee-paid Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial, TIAA 403(b) Retirement plan including free onsite financial planning and advising, Employee Assistance Program through Supportlinc, Zagfit Wellness program with access to GU’s onsite fitness center and Spokane Transit Authority (STA) bus passes. Additionally, full-time (40 hours per week) staff employees accrue 4 hours of sick time per pay period (pro-rated for less than 40 hours/week), vacation time starting at 5 hours per pay period (pro-rated for less than 40 hours/week) and 17 paid holidays. Additional benefits such as Long Term Disability and Tuition Waivers are available after the first year of employment.
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Position Title Admission Counselor
Posting Number S2227P
Department Undergraduate Admission
Work Schedule
Standard office hours are Monday –Friday, 8:00 AM –5:00 PM. Incumbent may work non-standard hours as needed.
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Job Purpose
Exciting Opportunity Awaits – Join Us as an Admissions Counselor at Gonzaga University!
Are you ready to embark on a thrilling career journey? As an Admissions Counselor reporting to the Associate Director of Recruitment at Gonzaga University, you’ll be at the forefront of our dynamic graduate admissions process, playing a pivotal role in identifying, mentoring, and recruiting exceptional candidates who align with our mission.
What Makes This Role Stand Out?
  • Travel Adventures: Do you love travel? This role will allow for adventures both within and outside Washington state— from California to Alaska! As part of your role, you’ll attend recruitment conferences and fairs and lead admissions events, providing you with the opportunity to explore new places and meet brilliant minds from across the United States.
  • Networking Galore: Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of professionals where you’ll have the chance to connect with individuals who share your passion for education and innovation. Expand your network, gain insights, and contribute to the growth of Gonzaga University on a national level.
  • Team Excellence: You won’t be navigating this journey alone! Join our amazing team of dedicated individuals, including faculty program directors, deans, and other campus partners. Together, we’ll empower you with the support and resources needed for your success. We’re more than a team; we’re a community that thrives on collaboration.

Diverse Opportunities Await: This isn’t just a job; it’s a chance to make an impact across various graduate markets and audiences.
We’re looking to fill multiple positions, each tailored to a unique sector, allowing you to explore and excel in the realm that resonates with your strengths.
Ready to be part of something extraordinary? Apply now and be a key player in achieving our institutional goal of increased enrollments at Gonzaga University!
The budgeted annual salary that the University reasonably expects to offer for this position is $49,456.
The full internal range is $41,725 – $56,452 annually
Anticipated/Budgeted Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 41725 - 49456
Minimum Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 41725
Salary Midpoint (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 49089
Maximum Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week) 56452


Essential Functions


Essential Function Category Title Project Management
% of time for section 30%
Function Details
  • ​​Manage, at minimum, one project in support of recruitment and admission activities.​
  • Create a project timeline, manages a budget when necessary, executes the project, monitors progress, and analyzes outcomes, recommending changes for the future.
Essential Function Category Title Prospective Student Review
% of time for section 30%
Function Details
  • Independently read and evaluate student applications using independent judgment to effectively analyze applications for admission.
  • Interview candidates for admission, providing information about the University and admission procedures.
  • Maintain relationships with secondary school officials, prospective students and their parents/guardians.​
  • Responsible for extensive email and phone follow-up.
Essential Function Category Title Recruitment Travel and Special Events
% of time for section 40%
Function Details
  • ​Represent the University at high school visits, college fairs and other events, advising prospective students and high school and college personnel regarding admission policies and procedures.
  • Utilize independent judgment as agents of the University, representing the mission of the University at all times.
  • Involved in on and off campus special events such as open houses, college fairs, admitted student weekends, summer send-offs.​
  • Travel approximately three (3) months of each year, but the times are concentrated in September, October, November, March, and April, with small trips in the outlying months.
  • When traveling, visit high schools and/or community colleges, attend evening fairs and college programs, interview prospective students, host receptions for accepted students.​


Other Functions


Other Functions
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of admission work and the Gonzaga mission.
  • Assists, as needed Assistant Directors, Associate Directors, and Director of Admission on projects.
  • Works in support of overall goals.
  • Participates in the overall planning and strategic marketing efforts of the Admission department.


University Competencies


University Work Values
Promoting Excellence in Academic Endeavors and Professional Practice
• Fostering intellectual depth, competence, reflection, and creativity in pursuing exemplary, rather than satisfactory, outcomes
Sharing Responsibility for Mission Identity and Leadership
• Making a personal commitment to learn about Gonzaga’s mission, discovering ways to contribute individually and collaboratively to our distinctive learning and research community
Affirming a Commitment to Human Dignity
• Engaging one another with profound respect, professionalism, and cura personalis while supporting one another’s continued learning, development, and maximizing of potential
Advancing a Culture of Inclusiveness
• Developing cultural fluencies and global awarenesses, and practicing habits that enable us to value, recruit, and support community members from historically underrepresented backgrounds
Caring for Our Common Home and Integral Ecology
• Growing ecological awareness of and respect for the interconnectedness of human and non-human life, and the need to develop and practice habits that are mutually beneficial to all life
Cultivating Individual and Community Accountability
• Demonstrating mutual commitment to our shared project by holding ourselves and others responsible for actions, expecting appropriate behavior, and aligning activities with ethical and professional standards


Qualifications/Knowledge Required/Years Experience Required


Degree Required Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
Certifications and/or Licensures required
Drivers License
Knowledge Required Entry-level
Years Experience Required 1-2.99 years
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of professional work experience
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism when communicating and collaborating with diverse groups of people
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability and willingness to travel​ locally and domestically (via car and air)
Desired Qualifications
  • ​Graduate of Gonzaga University highly preferred
  • Experience working with high school and/or college students
  • Interest in working with groups under-represented in higher education
  • Familiarity with Gonzaga University in terms of its goals, mission, etc.
  • Bilingual​
Physical / Environmental Qualifications
  • Remain in a stationary position up to 50% of the time
  • Working in various positions including standing or walking for extended periods of time
  • Wrist and hand movement related to computer work
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach
  • Transports supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to be mobile across campus​
  • The traveling portion of this position requires the ability to travel, via car, air, and foot, and the flexibility to accommodate travel as part of the job requirements.


Posting Detail Information


Open Date 02/23/2024
Close Date 03/08/2024
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins On 03/08/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.
Clery Statement
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.
A copy of the report can be found online at www.Gonzaga.edu/Clery . A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.


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