Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

  • Admissions Counselor

    Job Locations US-IL-Aurora
    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(10/3/2018 5:31 PM)
    Student Affairs
  • Overview

    The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) is seeking applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor as a member of the Office of Admissions. This position is integral in the communication of the educational opportunities provided by IMSA and in the recruitment and enrollment of qualified students throughout the State of Illinois.  This position reports to and is supervised by the Director of Admissions.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The Admissions Counselor will be responsible for, but not limited to:

    • Provide information via multiple methods of communication and direct support to prospects, family members and other stakeholders regarding IMSA’s programs
    • Coordinate and conduct informational meetings for educators, school administrators, prospective students, parents of prospective students, and other interested persons throughout Illinois
    • Represent the Academy at numerous IMSA on-campus visitation opportunities and special events, as well as off-campus school fairs and community and educational events
    • Support application file maintenance, preparation and audit processes
    • Serve as an active member of the Admissions Selection Committee through review of applicant files and presentation of candidates
    • Assist in the implementation of recruitment strategies including school outreach and the development of relationships with school administrators and leaders of educational organizations
    • Participate in statewide recruitment of prospective students at all grade levels, with this position having special emphasis in the Western Illinois region
    • Provide leadership in the planning and coordination of various recruitment events and communications
    • Support the Director of Admissions and office staff in the administration of the admission process for PROMISE pre-admission programs
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, communications or related field
    • Technical skills/prior database management
    • Results-oriented individual with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills in relating to multiple audiences including students, parents, and educators
    • Ability to build rapport and collaborate with colleagues from various departments
    • Experience with students and colleagues from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
    • Ability and willingness to travel within the State of Illinois
    • Valid Illinois driver’s license required



    • Master’s degree
    • Previous marketing/communications experience and/or previous college/high school admissions experience
    • Bi-lingual, Spanish


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