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Assistant Admissions Counselor

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/20/23

Job Description

Assistant Admissions Counselor

Job No: 518186
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Admissions this position will be guided on counseling applicants and their families, and communicating with High School and Community College counselors and the general public by providing accurate information regarding admissions policies and procedures. The incumbent will assist in reviewing and updating communications from Admissions, both general and student-specific, and will support in the review of applications, appeals, and supporting documents relevant to admissions decisions.
Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing in-depth counseling to applicants and their families and providing accurate and timely information to High School and Community College counselors and the general public via email, telephone and in person.
  • Support the coordination, review, and maintenance of Admissions communications including emails to students and perform communication audits (including edits} to ensure accuracy, consistency and effectiveness.
  • Review applications, appeals, and supporting documents relevant to admissions decisions.
  • Support the effort to review and update web content and Admissions meeting/conference handouts and presentations semi-annually.
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the Admissions office.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Strong interpersonal communication skills, including but not limited to: telephone, email, one-on-one and group counseling, and presentations. Skill to effectively communicate in writing and prepare written and presentation materials for various audiences. Experience in writing, editing, and proofreading copy to produce standard electronically based business communications for specific and general audiences. Ability to learn to interpret and apply Admissions and academic policies and procedures. Ability to learn how to develop and maintain strong, positive, and productive relationships with peers, applicants, parents, high school and community college counselors and the broader community. Demonstrated knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, and web design software packages. Demonstrated ability to identify and appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information. Demonstrated ability to conduct presentations to groups of varying sizes. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field and one year of directly related experience required.
Enrollment Services
Student Services Professional IB
The salary range for this classification is $3,796 to $5,369 per month.
Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base
Full-time temporary position for one year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures
Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Sep 06, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.