St Edwards University
  • ADMS - Admissions
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Admission Counselor (Returning Student)


St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Admission Counselor (Returning Student). This admission counselor will initiate and lead efforts to re-recruit formerly enrolled students back to St. Edward's University for degree completion. This individual will communicate the university's academic programs and policies to returning students, prospective transfers, and college and university partners. This position serves as the point of contact for former students interested in returning to St. Edward's to complete a bachelor's degree and will be part of a team working to recruit all graduate and undergraduate transfer students to the university. The Admission Counselor executes strategies to identify and attract former St. Edward's University students and manages the recruitment and admission of returning students in order to meet enrollment goals. Identifying qualified candidates, developing effective recruitment strategies, engaging in outreach, and managing the application process are central duties of this position. This position will work closely with faculty and staff in delivering effective recruiting messages and events promoting groundbreaking programs that support creative thinking, critical analysis, global collaboration, lifelong learning, adaption to change, and ethical behavior. The admission counselor is responsible for both meeting recruitment goals within the assigned territories and developing and implementing successful strategies for recruitment.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and recruit returning students formerly enrolled at the University
  • Meet stated targets for returning student enrollment goals for each term.
  • Compile and analyze data to produce territory management reports and projections and recommend changes or enhancements to recruitment strategies.
  • Review admission applications.
  • Monitor students' progress from the inquiry stage through initial enrollment.
  • Participate in event planning and related recruitment projects.
  • Collaborate with faculty and other members of the university community in providing accurate information about our innovative curricula to prospective students and partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.

For consideration, a Bachelor's degree required. Passion for education and helping people achieve their goals. Candidates possessing a strong familiarity and working knowledge of the St. Edward's University campus and its community will be best suited for this role. Experience working in the field of college admission and recruiting or at least three years of professional experience in business recruiting, sales, or higher education preferred. Candidates must demonstrate strong oral/written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Consultative approach to guide prospective students through the university application and admission process. Experience communicating complex information to diverse audiences and the ability to establish relationships over phone, text, and email. Experience using a CRM. Must work effectively with a diverse student population. This position requires high levels of energy, commitment, and initiative. Ability to travel required. A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record required. Ability to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required. The position occasionally requires periods of travel and may call for weekends away from Austin. Occasional evening and weekend duties required.

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The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include a resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J202053

Posted: 12/18/20, reposted 2/9/21

Available: 01/01/21

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