Admissions Specialist/Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Olive Harvey College is seeking an Admissions
Specialist to build strong collaboration with recruiters to secure enrollment from prospective students.  In addition, this position will
require to perform responsible student support and administrative duties relating to Admissions and Enrollment Services. City Colleges of
Chicago (CCC) is an open enrollment institution with students accepted year round.  Admissions Specialist provide students with guidance,
information and answers regarding admissions, enrollment, and academic programs and degrees, as well as information about enrollment in
academic programs with selective admission requirements at one of the CCC’s college campuses.


  • Contacts and meets with prospective and new students to answer questions and provide information on
    admission requirements, academic programs including those with selective admissions requirements, and general expectations.
  • Works
    with and assists students in completing on-line applications and program-specific applications and in completing related enrollment
    procedures and registration activities.
  • Provides information to prospective and current students on selective admissions academic
    programs requiring specific pre-requisites, test scores, and/or other requirements (i.e. Health Sciences, Associate in Engineering Science,
    and an Associate in Fine Arts).
  • Conducts thorough and timely review of selective admissions applications and supporting documents
    for specific programs to ensure proper completion and submission in compliance with program’s enrollment requirements.
  • Serves as a
    point of contact between applicants to academic programs with selective admissions requirements and program directors throughout the
    admissions process. Informs prospective students of application status and requests for additional documents.
  • Creates and updates
    records, and scans documents to track applications and support documents. Forwards complete applications to appropriate academic
  • Maintains contact with prospective students to inform them of application status and to communicate deadlines for
    submitting any additional documents.
  • Tracks student participation from application to enrollment by using various data tracking
    systems. Uses Eventbrite to schedule new students for orientation.
  • Conducts new student orientation sessions, providing an
    introduction to CCC and its academic programs, policies, and student support services. Ensures new students schedule appointments with
    College Advisors and Financial Aid.
  • Gathers information from prospective students who did not enroll via individual interviews,
    focus groups, and other means to better understand our value proposition, marketing, and customer service.
  • Works collaboratively
    with Recruiters, Registrar’s Office and other key stakeholders to create a seamless transition from application through enrollment and
    registration process.
  • May organize and schedule tours of campus for high school students and conduct follow up and outreach
    activities to encourage prospective students to apply.
  • Prepares various reports regarding admissions and enrollment


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three years of work experience in student services, preferably at a community college.
  • Positions working with selective
    admissions programs are required to have work experience relating to the program of study.
  • A combination of education and
    experience may be taken into consideration based on the applicant’s credentials, provided the minimum degree requirement is met.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communications and customer service skills.
  • Moderate proficiency in the use of Microsoft
    Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

WE OFFER: Excellent health
and welfare benefit package and long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with
the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a
more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.

Chicago residency is required for all
full-time employees within 6 months of hire. 
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your
interest in City Colleges of Chicago!


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