NIU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communication is seeking passionate, multi-talented, and qualified applicants for admissions counselor positions. The department is responsible for engaging and recruiting high school and community college students, in addition to providing information and resources to secondary schools, community colleges, and community-based organizations. Admission counselors will coordinate and execute a variety of prospective student recruitment and yield initiatives, which includes recruitment territory management, presentations, correspondence, and extensive travel.
I am excited to invite candidates to apply for positions within the Northern Illinois University Office of Admissions. We are a progressive and vibrant unit which serves as the customer service point of contact for prospective students, families and schools. As the dedicated stewards of the undergraduate student recruitment and admissions process, we proudly serve as a resource to the NIU community and provide compelling and nuanced engagement with internal and external constituents.
The spirit of our work lies within our passion and responsibility to usher students and families through the college admissions process. We believe education is the primary tool for social mobility and means to holistic growth and development. We love talking about NIU’s dynamic academic and co-curricular experiences, and we take an entrepreneurial approach to connecting with schools, community-based organizations and communities.
Desirable candidates are those who are passionate about working in a student-centered, non-profit university environment. If you desire a mission-focused, fast-paced learning environment that requires a range of customer service and communications skills, join our team!
Director of Admissions
Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits its region and spans the globe in a wide variety of fields, including the sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and law. Through its main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, and education centers for students and working professionals in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, NIU offers more than 100 courses of study while serving a diverse and international student body.
Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.
The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.
In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice:
17,169 (Fall 2018)
1,211 international students from 77 different countries