Position Purpose: The Recruiter/Advisor for Woodstock Center serves the University by recruiting adult degree completion and/or graduate students as well as counseling prospective students throughout the admission process.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Serves as a member of the adult and graduate recruitment and advising team at AU Woodstock Center as well as Aurora University.
Develops and implements recruiting strategies for adult degree completion students and/or graduate students for programs offered through the AU Woodstock Center.
Advises adult degree completion students and/or graduate students who attend AU Woodstock Center. Provides accurate information about Aurora University's academic and transfer policies, admission procedures, and degree programs, including academic requirements for specific programs. Creates individual student academic plans.
Supports students throughout enrollment processes, providing information, reviewing credentials and facilitating appointments with appropriate faculty and staff.
Makes admission decision for adult degree completion and/or graduate admission files.
Represents Aurora University at internal and external recruiting events, including area companies/agencies and community colleges.
Plans and coordinates special events for adult students to support enrollment and advising goals.
Performs unofficial evaluations of college transcripts for incoming students.
Collaborates with academic chair to determine academic course schedule for advisees to facilitate student retention, new student enrollment and appropriate class size.
Collaborates with AU Woodstock Center staff, program directors, University Communication and the Center for Adult and Graduate Studies to design marketing materials. Accountable for marketing materials used in programs for which he or she recruits and advises.
Assists with facility management of Woodstock Center by participating in evening and Saturday office coverage.
Sensitivity to the needs of and ability to relate well to adult and graduate students is necessary.
Ability to relate well to prospective adult students necessary.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Customer-service orientation and professional manner.
Knowledge of Microsoft software essential. Knowledge of Colleague/Slate preferred.
Ability to handle and act upon confidential information.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents; and to develop strong working relationships with colleagues, staff, administrators, students and the general public.
Ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines required. Flexibility with an evolving work situation.
Valid Illinois driver's license.
Ability to travel regularly to high schools and career fairs, providing own vehicle.
Some evening and Saturday hours required.
Ability to move about campus and other locations.
Ability to interact via telephone, in person and via electronic media.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.