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NAPCA Summer Job Announcement – USC Summer Residential Program 2011


Enrollment Counselor
National Association of Peer College Advisors (NAPCA)

University of Southern California (USC)


Job Duration: April - June 2011

Application Open Until Positions Filled. Priority Deadline: April 1,
Due: 2011
Part Time (Temporary Position)
(Admin - Enrollment Management)

The National Association of Peer College Advisors (NAPCA) is a southern California nonprofit organization
based out of the Rossier School of Education and part of the USC Trojan family. Our mission is to increase the
number of students, particularly low income, first generation, foster youth, and underrepresented students, who
aspire to prepare for, enroll, and attain a postsecondary education. The aim of NAPCA is to break barriers to
college access through empowering students to take ownership of their future aspirations.

NAPCA is growing steadily to become a multifaceted educational support system that prepares hard working
students for admission to four year colleges and universities nationwide. We have planned an engaging pre-
collegiate six day summer residential program that provides high school students with an opportunity to stay on
the USC campus overnight while being exposed to different facets of college life. Students will receive
assistance defining their academic and career goals and developing educational plans to achieve them. Students
will attend courses on various topics that will help enrich their academic skills for high school and college
success. Additionally, the program will provide information and resources to help students become better
prepared and competitive applicants for admission to the college of their choice.

NAPCA’s USC Summer Residential Program seeks Enrollment Counselors to visit high schools to promote the
USC Summer Residential Program. Enrollment Counselors are given a list of schools and will then make
contact with the schools to set up a date and time to deliver group presentations in the month of April and/or
May to promote the summer program. The position objective is to promote the program to high school
educators, students and their parents, (target audience - rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and
provide detailed information about how to apply, program cost and financial aid availability, and how students
will benefit from attending the program. Enrollment Counselors will serve as the main contact for the list of
schools given.

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NAPCA Summer Job Announcement – USC Summer Residential Program 2011

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are examples of typical duties, while other duties may be assigned.
 Develop and implement a strategic recruitment and enrollment plan for assigned territory.
 Visit high school campuses to promote the USC Summer Residential Program and conduct group
presentations to students.
 Advise students and families on program benefits, admission requirements, enrollment process, financial
aid information, residence life, etc.
 Conduct follow-up to students and parents via telephone, email or scheduled appointments. Maintain
productive contact with students through the enrollment process.
 Complete routine reports related to recruitment goals, enrollment projections, work schedule and travel.

 Ability to travel and work a varied, primarily self-directed, schedule with flexible hours.
 Ability to represent the organization and the University in a professional and ethical manner.
 Self-motivated, goal-oriented and able to work independently.
 Possess a positive attitude that will promote a healthy cultural climate in the Enrollment Team.
 Public speaking experience. Excellent verbal and listening skills to communicate and relate to students,
parents, teachers and administrative staff.
 Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and a commitment to diversity.
 Demonstrated ability to set and achieve, if not exceed, personal and team goals.
 Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.

Education &/or Experience:

 Completed at least one full year of college.
 Must be 18 years or older.
 Bilingual is a plus, but not required.

Compensation: Enrollment Counselors will be given all of the promotional and application materials needed to
promote and enroll students. The compensation is performance based and will range weekly depending on the
number of hours the Enrollment Counselor is able to invest and the number of students the Enrollment
Counselor enrolls into the USC Summer Residential Program. Simply stated, this position is a pay-for-
performance job, which ties the Enrollment Counselors pay to their performance on the job.

Duration: Part Time (April - June 2011)

The job will start in April and end the first week in June. The job is very flexible and Enrollment Counselors set
their own work schedule. To be successful in this position, Enrollment Counselor’s should be available at least
8 hours per week to visit schools to promote the program.

Interview/Orientation: The interview/orientation will be held on the USC campus. Enrollment Counselors
must attend one 3 hour session including training. There are two dates to choose from:
April 2, 2011 9am - 12noon or 1pm - 4pm
April 3, 2011 4pm - 7pm
Other dates TBA
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How to Apply:
Please submit the following application materials to be considered for the position:
 Professional Resume
 Cover Letter briefly explaining your qualifications and interest in the position
 Contact Information for three references

Submit Application materials via email:

Selection Committee


Please contact Aaron Smith, Director of Summer Programs via email at

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