Concordia University, Chicago
  • 31-Jan-2020 to 29-Feb-2020 (CST)
  • Undergraduate Admission
  • River Forest, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Concordia University Chicago invites applicants for the full-time, exempt position of Undergraduate Admission Counselor (Freshman). This position assists prospective high school students in navigating the college selection process with a goal of attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling a competitive entering class of traditional undergraduate students. This position is located in River Forest, IL and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment.


  • Provides support to targeted programs and participates in various Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) events and programs
  • Assists and supports high yield events directly related to key interest groups such as church work and music students
  • Works on various project teams to support the key programmatic functions of the undergraduate office
  • Manages an assigned territory and travels in and out-of-state within that territory as necessary to achieve goals
  • Significant overnight travel and attendance at high school visits, college fair programs, and numerous other events throughout the year
  • Provides small and large group presentations; Engages in use of social media to enhance communication with students
  • Skilled in working with a wide range of constituents including LCMS students, homeschool students and those from traditional as well as classical high school backgrounds
  • Evening and weekend work is frequently required and the counselor must maintain regular contact at consistent intervals with all CUC applicants within the assigned territory
  • Supports the overall mission, vision and values of the university, and the goals of the undergraduate admission office

Skill Sets: 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication proficiency, as well as strong collaboration skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Familiarity with and appreciation of higher education values within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Must maintain a high level of enthusiasm and energy when working with prospective students
  • Strong commitment to a work environment that supports a team concept to attain departmental and institutional goals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated technical skills and ability to review and interpret reports to prioritize work and maximize effectiveness
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as necessary
  • Proven commitment to outstanding quality service to all constituents
  • Must possess valid driver's license and regular access to reliable transportation

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Prior admission experience strongly desired
  • Experience working with prospective homeschool students a plus

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree required

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are also available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age.  As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation. 

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at

As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected and increasingly urbanized church and world.

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