Admissions Counselor and Community Outreach Liaison

Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2022
Position Information
Classification Title MSUAASF Range C
Working Title Admissions Counselor and Community Outreach Liaison
Hire Types Administrator
Division Administration
Department Marketing
Unit Marketing
Location Saint Paul
FLSA Non-Exempt
Full/Part Time Full Time
FTE 1.0
Employment Condition Unlimited
Work Shift 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Work Schedule/Hours/Days
Mon – Fri

Travel to other sites, occasional evening and weekend work.
Posting Details
Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, and five time recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire an Admissions Counselor and Community Outreach Liaison. This is a full-time, probationary position within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs/Admissions department.
Salary Minimum See below
Salary Maximum See below
Salary Type Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan 211, MSUAASF
Job Description
  • Recruitment: Recruit and counsel prospective students on the admissions policies and procedures for admission to Metropolitan State University on campus and at numerous community locations. Provide intake services to newly admitted students and students in the admissions process, and for students being readmitted, maintaining comprehensive knowledge of the university’s mission, academic programs, and procedures for all students.
  • Territory Management: Manage an established territory of partner community colleges, universities, and local businesses and organizations where prospective students matriculating to Metro State can be served.
  • Community Outreach: Responsible for developing annual outreach plan that includes goals and assessment. Conduct community outreach to local organizations, connections, and stakeholders to build and develop relationships and create enhanced awareness of Metro State’s strengths with the goal of generating prospects, applicants, and enrolled students.
  • Data and assessment: Responsible for tracking student results for assigned territory including yield rates and return on investment for recruitment events and partnerships and the impact of external influences (such as economy, workforce needs, competition in the marketplace).
  • Campus Collaboration: Develop, plan and manage admissions programs in partnership with other departments, including, but not limited to, the Dean of Students Office, the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, the Office of Equal Employment and Diversity, and the Alumni Office that will serve to recruit, admit and retain students of a targeted group as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
  • Education: Master’s Degree plus one year of professional experience OR bachelor’s degree plus two years of professional experience OR equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience.
  • Professional Licensure/Certification: N/A.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years.
  • Type of Experience: College admissions, student services, recruiting, academic advising, sales, marketing, and/or related experience working with post-traditional students in an urban environment with diverse populations.
  • Excellent public speaking, writing and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to work flexible hours, with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel within the Twin Cities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships.
  • Experience analyzing data and using results to inform/create strategy.
  • Experience working with post-traditional learners.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse and dynamic multi-campus organization within a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be articulate and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. The ability to work as a team member to achieve departmental goals and objectives is essential.
Other Requirements
Physical Requirements of the Job: Ability to lift and carry program materials weighing up to 30 lbs., setting up displays and tables, must be able to give tours around campus.

Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate educational opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future. Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 10,200 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #39 out of 1449). The university is a four-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. Metropolitan State offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metropolitan State University is actively working to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to advance equity and close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support.
Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: www.metrostate.edu/security

The School/Academic Department: The mission of the Office of Admissions is to recruit, admit, and serve an eligible, diverse student population regionally, and nationally. It embraces the University’s commitment to attain the quality of students who are able to matriculate and graduate. The Office of Admissions also maintains the integrity of the admissions process; thus ensuring efficient and systematic evaluation of credentials. Through multiple recruitment strategies, the Office of Admissions works to ensure that eligible students have access to higher education.
Benefits Info
Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range C position with a salary range of $43,785 (minimum) to $75,840 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) and the MSUAASF organization.

* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the MSUAASF which can be found at: