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Admissions Advisor

Reporting Relationship: VP of Admissions & Marketing
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Time Commitment: Full-time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California


Position Summary


Under supervision, responsible for generating prospective students for enrollment in Cogswell’s academic programs; using established leads, contacts students to obtain their approval to start the enrollment process; responsible for all phases of the student admissions process from marketing the program with students to qualifying them for enrollment in a Cogswell education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts telephone interviews to screen initial questions from potential student applicants and to set up campus interviews with them
  • Conducts personal interviews to qualify candidates and to explain Cogswell’s academic programs and advises on what they need to do in order to meet Cogswell’s admissions requirements
  • Uses all marketing and recruiting tools to get the Cogswell story in front of all prospects
  • Effectively addresses students’ concerns to ensure that all prospects receive the full Cogswell story and are aware of their career opportunities
  • Carefully assesses all prospective students to ensure that they have the student potential, traits, characteristics, and financial wherewithal to stay-the-course and remain enrolled until graduation
  • Studies course prerequisites, degree equivalents and accreditation of schools and computes grade point averages to establish students’ qualifications for admission
  • Maintains full knowledge of Cogswell’s curriculum so as to be able to fully explain all course offerings and to select a program which best fits each student’s needs and aspirations
  • Completes the applicant qualification process to determine their eligibility for admission by reviewing relevant test scores; advises students on placement test scores and arranges for additional qualification procedures
  • Completes the student application process by obtaining all relevant information and assisting the student (where required) to complete the application form
  • Ensures that all required paperwork is completed with each enrolled student in respect to proof of education, test scores, transferable courses and other enrollment variables that may prohibit students’ enrollments
  • Understands Cogswell’s financing sources to be able to convey basic program eligibility requirements in a manner that complies with Federal, State and other relevant laws and rules; refers students to financial aid department so that financial aid can be considered and available when needed
  • Acts in a liaison capacity with other campus departments to ensure that the Admissions Department properly interacts with all areas affecting student enrollments
  • Solicits referrals from prospective candidates to provide a positive flow of student applicants; diligently follows all leads in order to provide all relevant information to potential students and service them satisfactorily throughout the process
  • Knows the importance of the student start rate goals for each term and uses effort, ingenuity and resourcefulness in meeting the Admissions Department’s student enrollment objectives
  • Participates as a team member of the campuses Admissions Department by understanding team dynamics, rules and principles; works diligently and willingly towards the department’s goals and objectives
  • Utilizes competent administrative skills by getting enrollment tasks done on time and within budget; maintains enrollment management records and completes all standard reports and adhoc reports, when needed, on time
  • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of the Admissions Department
  • Commits the time, work effort and job skills to achieve the enrollment goals and objectives for each school term (semester)
  • Handles related duties as assigned
  • Adheres to laws and regulations governing student recruitment activities as set out by Federal, State and accrediting rules and laws as well as Cogswell College policies, procedures and practices

Knowledge & Skill Requirement:

Experience Sales experience helpful but not required.
Domain-specific knowledge Must be intelligent and must have persuasive skills and must understand and properly interpret human behavior.  Must have quality voice and pronunciation skills to be able to speak well and be clearly understood.  Must be a competent administrator and a self-starter and have the ability to work with little supervision. 
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information. Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution. Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions

Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

Interested candidates should complete the online application & attach a resume at: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13349332

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High School and Community Outreach Specialist

Reporting Relationship: VP of Admissions & Marketing
Time Commitment: Full-time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California

Position Summary


Generates leads and presents to prospective students from assigned high schools, community colleges, non-profit organizations and local community based business organizations. Makes calls to prospective students and the entities listed above, developing appropriate relationships with them, and presents Cogswell programs to prospective students in these organizations. During vacations and holidays at high schools, performs admissions functions as advised by the Executive Director of Admissions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops strong relations with high school teachers, counselors and administrators to book presentation opportunities to senior students at the school.
  • Secures prospective student leads by effectively promoting Cogswell educational products to prospective students within community organizations.
  • Stays current with trends and initiatives within the community organizations, gathers and communicates strategic information to management and recommends marketing changes or modifications.
  • Attends high school/college/career fairs, trade shows, conferences, and any other community-sponsored events approved by supervisor for the purpose of establishing lead generation through presentations.
  • Identifies and effectuates opportunities for relationships with SF/ Bay Area organizations such as community colleges, high schools, NPOs and local businesses that: (a) introduces the Cogswell story to community leaders and students; (b) enables scheduling of presentations describing postsecondary education opportunities; and (c) results in mutually beneficial outcomes and options for students.
  • Serves as liaison between Cogswell and assigned organizations to maintain and utilize relations by: (a) developing a professional rapport with, and providing information to, high school and community college students, faculty and staff; (b) devising and following a visitation plan to offer consistent service to prospective students; and (c) collecting lead cards from prospective students.
  • Develop and deliver enthusiastic, educational presentations to students of assigned organizations, thus providing them (as well as faculty and staff) with information about transfer opportunities to Cogswell’s programs.
  • Produces activity reports on a daily basis in a clear and concise format. Efficiently administers files, reports and other paperwork as required and maintains the lead generation database.
  • During holidays or periods of non-activity in high schools and colleges, contact students by phone to set admissions interviews or assist with follow up activities of enrolled students.
  • Maintains full knowledge of Cogswell’s curriculum and programs so as to be able to fully explain all offerings.
  • Coordinates and prepares product mailings to the community organizations for the purpose of student lead generation and enrollment.
  • Participates as a team member of the campuses Admissions Department by understanding team dynamics, rules and principles; works diligently and willingly towards the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Commits the time, work effort and job skills to achieve the enrollment goals and objectives for each school term (semester). Performs special projects and related duties as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Adheres to laws and regulations governing student recruitment activities as well as the Cogswell’s policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge & Skill Requirement:

Experience Sales experience helpful but not required.
Organizational Skills Good organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses excellent oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information.  Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution.  Has the ability to work in collaboration with multiple departments. Able to work cordially with students, faculty, and staff
Driver’s license Must have valid California drivers license

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions

High proportion of time in the field; two thirds of work time will be visiting high schools, community colleges, and other recruitment venues

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

Interested candidates should complete the online application and attach a resume at: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13359662

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