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Transfer Admissions Counselor - Undergraduate and International Admissions

Company name
Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA, United States

Employment Type

Counseling, Education

Posted on
Jun 17, 2020

Valid Through
Sep 30, 2020

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APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is pleasing to God and edifying to one another.

The Transfer Admissions Counselor serves as a representative of Azusa Pacific University for new student recruitment and is responsible for all activities that lead to applicants choosing to attend APU.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree.

Required Experience

1-3 years of experience in an admissions/customer service setting.


1-3 years of professional experience in a higher education setting.

Valid CA driver license required.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position.

Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs.

Recruits prospective students through group presentations, college fairs, personal interviews, campus tours, phone contacts and written correspondence.

Plans and coordinates recruitment trips to assigned colleges/territories.

Significant local travel during fall/spring recruitment seasons.

Weekend registration travels during spring recruitment season.

Maintains regular contacts with every student on assigned roster to assist with completion of the application process to include:

Phone calls and emails to applied, accepted, and confirmed students and parents.

Provides financial aid estimates and discussion regarding offer of financial assistance.

Provides counseling for academic coursework and provides students with a class schedule at varying events.

Brings closure to student files with one of the following results:

Acceptance of financial aid offer, tuition deposit and first bill payment.

Cancellation of file.

Assists student applicants with financial aid, application procedures, and pre-registration/ registration procedures and with any on campus departmental scholarships for which the applicant may be eligible.

Evaluates application files and makes preliminary recommendations regarding the admission decision for applicants in assigned geographic area.

Interfaces as necessary with various offices on campus to facilitate information regarding student files and admission decisions.

Participates in on-campus admissions events involving student recruitment and registration.

Assists in advising undeclared majors and answers advising questions posed by faculty advisors, students and staff during registration.

Assists in the advising of students for all majors during off-campus registration events.

Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to manage details and follow through.

Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Word processing-computer skills.

Competency in Excel, using filters, complex sorting, and creating pivot tables.

Self-management/organizational skills.

Need strong communication skills on a one-to-one basis, in person, through email and on the telephone.

Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Mental Demands

In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Ability to work independently, present self in a professional manner and reflect the goals and standards of APU.

Initiative and good judgment.

Ability to keep information confidential.

Ability to learn procedures and retain information.

Physical Demands

Requires repetitive motion and sitting at computer keyboard.

Hearing and speaking on the telephone.

Meetings may require walking and/or driving to various University locations.

Ability to pull, push, bend, grasp, reach and lift up to 20 lbs.

Ability to conduct business at various offices on campus.

Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop to lower file drawers and reach to top of five-drawer file cabinets.

Availability to travel throughout fall, spring and summer recruitment seasons, as well as an occasional, developmental conference out of area.

Possess a valid California driver license.

Able to lift 10-20 lbs. occasionally.

Intermittent sitting, standing and walking.

Visual Demands

Computer monitor and reading.


Pleasant office setting, comfortable temperature.


Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.


Grade 6: $17.72 - $23.03/hour.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Click below to discover some of the many benefits APU employees enjoy including competitive health care options and a generous tuition discount.

You can learn more about APU by watching the stories of faculty, staff, and alumni as they carry out our mission here:

Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates, including a DMV check.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job Location

Azusa, California, United States

Company info

Azusa Pacific University
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