Admissions Advisor

  • Job Type: Admissions
  • Job Status: Open
  • Date Posted: Jun 18, 2019
  • Campus: San Mateo Campus
  • Location: San Mateo
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Duration: TBD

Job Description

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a leading Bay Area private healthcare college offering an extensive variety of nursing and allied healthcare programs such as: Vocational Nurse, Psychiatric Technician and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN pathway) as well as Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician and healthcare programs: Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Ultrasound Technology, MRI, Radiologic Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging.

We are currently seeking an Admissions Advisor for our San Mateo, CA Campus.

The Admissions Advisor [AA] is considered both a career counselor and initial assessor of student appropriateness for Gurnick Academy programs. The AA is ultimately the primary screen for student acceptance through using a combination of tools including interviewing, initial competency test scores, review of experience, and review of prior academic requirements. The AA will ultimately require the knowledge of each program at their campus and be prepared to offer counsel to prospective students on both the viability of the program for the student and ensuring the students stated goals are in alignment with the career opportunities presented by the program the student is interested in. In the advisory role, the AA will monitor students enrolled during the pre-requisite course and the first 30 days of the program to help support the student through the transition process and if necessary revisit the initial goals and personal situation of the student.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Review and call all web inquiries and call-ins
    • Set appointments and tours with prospective students
    • Interview candidates to understand – motive, appropriateness of program for their career objectives, personal ability to manage the program and their existing life circumstances
    • Educate candidates on the nature of the program and its academic demands
    • Clearly communicate program requirements, academic requirements, and documentation needs
    • Providing results to candidates one on one for feedback and coaching
    • Complete application form with students
    • Update pipeline status of candidates as they move through from introduction/information to enrollment stages of the admissions process
    • Prepare student enrollment report for discussion at weekly campus meeting
    • Attend weekly staff meetings as directed by the Campus Director
    • Participate in community functions and career days
    • Participate in campus graduation ceremonies
    • Actively seek out and participate in, ongoing admissions best practices
    • Assigned duties as required by their direct manager


    • Experience working within an academic admissions environment
    • Recruitment, interviewing and selection skills and experience
    • Experience working with an applicant tracking system
    • Strong interpersonal skills developed within a counseling and advisory capacity
    • Excellent time management, detail-orientation and team player skills

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