Regional Admissions Counselor

American University of Science

About the job

*The American University of Science adopts a holistic review when considering all applicants; thus, after self-assessment, if you are still confident about persuading HR about your capacities, you are more than welcome to apply.


The American University of Science, a private university established in the State of Hawaii, United States of America, aims to expand its influence and deliver its educational services in Asia, focusing on Singapore and Vietnam. This job vacancy is open to all qualified Vietnamese or foreign nationals fluent in Vietnamese.


Under the general direction of a designated supervisor, the Regional Admissions Counselor develops and promotes student recruitment and outreach efforts, advises and counsels prospective students on including but not limited to admission requirements, educational and career options, financial aid, scholarships, student organizations, and activities. In addition, the Regional Admissions Counselor interviews applicants, reviews applications, participates in various special recruitment-related special events and projects, coordinates and carries out one or more specialized admission functions, and joins training/professional development sessions.


• Assume leadership role in promoting and enhancing University’s enrollment target.

• Design and develop individual marketing and recruiting strategies and special programs to meet enrollment goals, utilizing current market and demographic data and research techniques.

• Advise and counsel students, parents, University personnel, and public constituencies regarding admission and/or transfer to the University; interprets University and Admission policies and procedures.

• Review and enforce academic program requirements and enrollment restrictions for all University schools, special programs, and all regional campuses.

• Maintain contact with other higher education institutions to exchange information about course equivalencies and credit evaluation matters.

• Make independent decisions on the academic credentials of applicants and transferability in accordance with University-established policies and goals.

• Counsel prospective applicants regarding admissions requirements, academic eligibility, program options, residency requirements, course equivalencies, and alternative educational choices, where appropriate.

• Design and edit multi-media informational and promotional materials.

• Conduct informational interviews, meetings, or programs designed to promote admission or higher education.

• May assume sole responsibility for various outreach programs.

• Maintain and update permanent admission records, catalog library, and other related files, and compiles official admission reports.

• May supervise all phases of computerized transfer credit evaluation, developing and implementing procedures as necessary.

• Participate in other University and local committees and advisory groups.

• Perform related duties as required.



• Master’s degree in a field relevant to student affairs; or

• Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least two years of work experience in customer services or relevant educational areas prior admissions experience.


• At least six years of work experience in total if holding a Bachelor’s degree.

• At least four years of work experience in total if holding a Master’s degree.

• Specific experience requirements are as follows:

  • At least two years of work experience after graduation, preferably in the education and customer services fields; and
  • At least four years of work experience with higher education academic programs, facilities, student activities, and organizations; or
  • At least two years of work experience with either college admissions or recruitment at a nationally accredited institution or university admission advising at the minimum of high school level.

• Understand qualification equivalency between major countries, including but not limited to USA, UK, and Australia.


• Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and sensitivity to issues related to the retention and recruitment of a diverse student body are required.

• Have good organizational skills and the ability to work independently are required.

• Familiarize with office applications software, preferably Microsoft Office products, is required.

• Able to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

• Possess excellent interpersonal skills.


• Demonstrate ability to make independent judgments and work under pressure.

• Must be accurate and pay close attention to detail.

• Able and willing to travel extensively and work irregular and flexible hours.


• Demonstrate proficiency in English to the minimum of C1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale – i.e., IELTS 6.5 or above.

• Able to use cloud-based computer systems.


• Monthly salary: negotiable.

• Benefits: a wide variety of potential benefits packages include but are not limited to high bonuses and commissions.

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