Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Employment at SXU

Employment Opportunities

Transfer and Adult Admission Counselor

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Saint Xavier serves approximately 4,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park. The University offers 43 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing, as well as a variety of program options in continuing education and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Position Type: Staff
Department: Admission
Position Scheduling: Full Time
Function: Primary responsibility of this 'sales position' is the recruitment of undergraduate students to Saint Xavier University with a focus on traditional transfer and adult undergraduate students. The Admission Counselor will meet with students in person, conduct on-campus admission presentations to groups of students/parents, and communicate with students and parents via phone, email, and mail to encourage enrollment. This professional will manage an assigned recruitment territory which will include travel to off-campus recruitment events as well as the evaluation of application files for admission decisions. Admission counselors use relational database software to manage recruitment activities and communications. A successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality student service in a fast-paced work environment, meet performance benchmarks, and build quality relationships/partnerships with all constituencies within the Saint Xavier community, faculty, staff, community college advisors, administrators, and area business professional.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, high level of energy and drive, and an entrepreneurial spirit are required. Attention to detail, ability to work in fast-paced environment and competitive industry are necessary. College admission experience, sales experience, strong business acumen, and experience working in a goal-oriented environment are strongly preferred. Excellent oral/written communication skills and group presentation skills required. Excellent technical/computer skills required - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, etc. A mindset for marketing and promotion is very valuable. Ability to travel locally - access to automobile and valid driver's license is required. Evening and weekend work required - especially during peak recruitment periods. Commitment to teamwork is essential. Experience working with a diverse population of constituents is a definite plus! The University's ongoing commitment to diversity also extends to the recruitment of all qualified individuals who may be eligible to hold this position.

Saint Xavier University inspires success by working together to provide meaningful, personalized service in a spirit of excellence. The successful candidate will be able to fit into an organization that prides itself on responsiveness, respectfulness, collaboration, and high performance.
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Description of Hours: Typical office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 with rotating evening and Saturday commitments. Weekday evening availability is necessary, especially during recruiting season (fall and spring).
Temporary Position: No
Items to Include:
Cover Letter
Three References
Contact Information: Saint Xavier University
Office of Human Resources
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago IL 60655

Understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic identity and Mercy heritage of the University required.
Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.  EOE/M/F/D/V