California State University

Admissions Counselor (Native American Recruiter)
Office of Admissions
(Internal & CSU-wide APC Employees Only) Job #517931 Close Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
(Job #517931) SSPII, Admissions Counselor, $4,304-$6,120/mo. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time hourly, benefited, exempt, 12-month pay plan permanent position with a two-year probationary period in Admissions. This position comes with an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at Please note that this is an internal recruitment open only to active, stateside, staff University Employees.

Now is an exciting time to join the Office of Admissions as we transition to Cal Poly Humboldt! Cal Poly Humboldt has been named the state’s third polytechnic institution and the first in Northern California. Backed by a historic state investment, we’re adding in-demand new academic programs, building new facilities, and growing our enrollment. Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at
Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi’ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Position Summary:
Under the supervision from the Associate Director of Outreach and Recruitment, the admissions counselor is responsible for promoting to all tribal communities across the California and Out-of-State. They will travel to high schools, community colleges, education centers, etc. to meet with students, give presentations and attend college fairs. The incumbent will meet with prospective students and families, give presentations, answer phones, reply to emails all to offer support in the decision process of where to attend and to be fully prepared once they arrive for their first semester upon choosing Cal Poly Humboldt. The position will be responsible for evaluating high school and college transcripts during peak periods. The position will be part of a team of Admissions staff who help supervise student assistants working in the department. The position will be part of a team that supports yield events on campus. In addition, they will work provide lead guidance with the local area recruiter to develop plans and implement strategies around Native American recruitment and yield efforts.
Key Responsibilities:
25% – Recruitment and Yield

Travel throughout California and some out-of-state locations to attend high schools, community colleges, education centers, etc.

Provide Cal Poly Humboldt presentations and meet with students. Build professional relationships with counselors and teachers to promote Humboldt

Provide instant admissions evaluations and program support to High Schools and Community Colleges.

Support students through the next steps and transition to accept their offers of admissions and eventually enroll at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Support the recruitment of students to assigned academic college and work collaborative with Academic Chairs to attract and yield students.

Analyze and assess recruitment efforts or caseload within slate and provide recommendations to Admissions leadership to how to adjust efforts based on assessment of data.

25% Native American Recruitment and Yield

Contribute to the development and implementation of a recruitment plan focusing on Native American students

Support the Native American College Motivation Day program and collaborate with Visit Experience coordinator.

Maintaining and further developing strong relationships with California’s federally recognized tribes, and other Indian communities focused on early outreach and recruitment into educational programs.

Assist in developing a Native American visit experience that promotes the values of the Native American Communities.

Collaborate with ITEPP and INTRSEP to attract and transition Native American students to Cal Poly Humboldt.

Support the transfer focused pipeline efforts with feeder community college in alignment with Transfer Coordinator.

Collaborate with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office to further develop strategies within Admissions and Communications initiatives with the goal of aligning with DEI pillars of diversity and inclusion.

Analyze and assess the efforts around Native American and Alaskan students and report back to Admissions leadership on findings.

Share recommendations to Admissions leadership to how to adjust efforts based on assessment of data.

15% – Daily counselor duties. These duties include meeting with prospective students and their families, answering emails and phone calls from prospective students. It also involves meeting with applicants to help them complete their steps to enrollment.
15% – Evaluating high school transcripts and entering admissions decisions in out student information’s system (PeopleSoft).
10% – Collaborate on Early Outreach events, such as Native American College Motivation Day, with the support of the admissions team.
5% – Participation in planning and implementing yield activities (Fall Preview, Spring Receptions, Spring Preview, etc.) and provide monthly progress reports on recruitment efforts to the Director or Associate Director.
5% – other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:
Must have excellent writing and oral communication skills, demonstrate professional demeanor and possess strong organization skills. Ability to explain, interpret, and apply a wide variety of rules and regulations related to admission and financial aid information. Knowledge of California State University System policies and procedures related to admissions and enrollment management. Demonstrated sensitivity to cross-cultural perspectives and experience working with staff and students of color, underrepresented, varying socioeconomic statuses, gender identities and/or students with disabilities, interacting in a caring manner with potential students, parents, high school and community college staff on a one-on-one basis and in group settings. Must have the ability to rapidly gain a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of university. Must possess a valid CA driver’s license and have a good driving record with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Must be available to work outside of the normal business hours such as weekends and evenings. Ability to perform standard office duties. Experience and proficiency with personal computers; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; database software, Internet and e-mail. Willingness to learn and apply new software.
Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a job-related field. Four years of applicable professional experience in a student services program or related field. A Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to learn complex tasks quickly. Ability to use informed professional judgment. Ability to communicate complex rules and regulations to a diverse audience consisting of students, teachers, counselors, family members, and Cal Poly Humboldt staff. Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal forms. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via PageUp:

Letter of Interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for at least three professional references

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to [email protected] or Cal Poly Humboldt’s Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.
Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee’s assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].
Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Humboldt Annual Security Report is available at:
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent off of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at
Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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 as a condition of employment. This position may be considered a “Campus Security Authority”, pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 as a condition of employment.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
Class Code:3082 Publication Date: August 26, 2022

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