University of St. Thomas
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

The University of St. Thomas, a private university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking an experienced Transfer Admissions Counselor to serve as a recruiter in presenting the University to prospective students, parents, community college counselors, parishes and community representatives for the purpose of recruiting new incoming transfer students.  The position is a full-time position with evening and weekend work required to attend events and participate in other activities.  The position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions.

The Transfer Admissions Counselor is 

  • Responsible for recruiting prospective students and assisting with making their transfer to the University smooth and timely by providing personal attention.
  • Build relationships with counselors at area community colleges in order to promote the University of St. Thomas.
  • Meet with prospective students and family members during visits to campus and counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the University.
  • Act as an ambassador and convey the mission and ideals of the University.
  • Review student records for admission decisions.
  • Manage strategic communication with prospective students, parents, community colleges and other constituencies as needed.
  • Work in collaboration with the Admissions Leadership Team in developing and implementing a transfer recruitment plan.
  • Work in collaboration with the Office of International Student Services to recruit and admit International Students.
  • Represent the University at college day and night programs and other scheduled visits.
  • Assist in developing of strategic initiatives by devising and implementing a specific plan for assigned schools and territories.
  • Attend and participate in all on-campus admissions/recruitment functions.
  • Review and analyze admissions reports and data and make recommendations on managing the admissions funnel.
  • Remain current on professional trends and best practices in the Admissions field.
  • Work closely with the Office of the Registrar staff to assure timely processing of files.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • The position requires a Bachelor's degree 
  • A minimum of 3 years previous experience in admissions work or recruiting in a higher education institution is required.
  • Working knowledge of admissions criteria for freshmen students.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both in writing and verbal
  • Important to have effective organization skills with ability to multi-task.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products; and ability to operate basic office equipment; and a working knowledge of PeopleSoft or similar software as well as Intelliworks or other CRM software is preferred. A willingness and ability to learn new software systems is preferred.


Working conditions:

  • The position requires some night and weekend work commitments, especially during heavy recruitment periods. Also, some travel and substantial phone and electronic communication work required. Use of a personal car and possession of a valid Texas Driver's License needed. Further, all applicants should be able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds.

This is a full time, year round, benefit eligible position. 

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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