University of St. Thomas

College Transfer Counselor

Minneapolis, MN
May 09, 2018
Jun 08, 2018
University of St. Thomas
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

College Transfer Counselor
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2018 3:13 PM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open Until Filled
Type of Search Staff
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 330367
Department/Unit Dougherty Family College
Employment Type Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a College Transfer Counselor within the Dougherty Family College.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


This position is responsible for leading and ensuring that we fulfill the promise we make to our students starting their freshman year: college completion for all students. The College Transfer Counselor's purpose is to drive and improve 4-year college transition and college graduation outcomes for our students. The Counselor will ensure that our Dougherty Family College (DFC) alumni are prepared to transfer into and graduate from a 4-year college or university within 6 years. The Counselor will be responsible for developing our college transfer strategy and programming to ensure that our DFC alum have the skills, resources, and opportunities they need to be successful in the college transfer process. This position reports to the Dean of the Dougherty Family College.


Strategic Planning

Create and execute a short and long-term college placement strategy to ensure that DFC students matriculate to 4-year colleges. Collaborate frequently with the Dean to monitor and adjust the college placement strategy. Set, track, and aggressively monitor long-term college placement goals and annual milestones with the Dean.

Direct Student Support

Manage a college counseling caseload of 150+ students to support their transfer to a 4-year institution. Maintain regular communication with students through one-on one and small group meetings. Help students progress towards college transition through proactive advising, tailored interventions, and targeted programming.

Program Development and Execution

Design, launch, and implement programming designed to meet the needs of our DFC students- potentially including evenings, Saturday, and summer sessions. Oversee the planning of various events, both on and off campus, for DFC students, parents and other admissions guests. Work with campus vendors, faculty, current students and other community members to provide college exploration experiences that positively influences transfer yield objectives.

Data Management

Establish and maintain data tracking systems via Salesforce to ensure the team can make data-based decisions in strategic planning and advising students and families. Ensure that DFC college transfer data is always up to date and accurate.

Campus Collaboration

Work with departments across campus, including the Financial Aid Office, Academic Counseling, Registrar's Office, Student Affairs Office and academic departments that interact with DFC students.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Four years of program management/office management to include experience within college counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with first-generation, low income and/or underrepresented students
  • Track record of measurable, exemplary results
  • Solution-orientation
  • Unwavering belief that all DFC students can and will finish college
  • Unwavering determination to do whatever necessary to help DFC students achieve their goals

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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