Admissions Counselor - Temporary

Job Title: Admissions Counselor - Temporary
Department: Admissions 
Supervisor: Director of Admissions
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Three to Six month assigment)


California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco is a pioneer in integrative higher education, providing interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, and the arts. The school offers master's and doctoral degrees, as well as a Bachelor of Arts completion degree. We are conveniently located in the SOMA district of San Francisco which is a quick walk from BART, Muni and other public transportation.


The primary role is to recruit and advise prospective students about program curricula, entrance requirements, application process, financial aid and scholarships for designated programs. The position reports to the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. Working in collaboration with the other admissions counselors the position must maintains current knowledge of CIIS admissions policies and procedures, and ensures that they are consistently applied.


  • Execute the CIIS recruitment plan through participation in outreach (e.g., recruitment fairs, community college visits, and community events), assisting in the coordination of Information Sessions, Open Houses and following through on program-specific communication plans.
  • Monitors progress toward recruitment goals suggesting adjustments in recruitment activates and plans as appropriate.
  • Monitors the inquiry and applicant pools for the program. Assists in responding to first-time inquiries. Conduct systematic follow-up with inquirers expressing program interest.
  • Assists in the maintenance and review of applicant files for the program, following up with applicants about their status as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of curricular changes and academic program events and activities. Assist with data entry and application processing of inquiry/applicant files.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Administrative experience working in higher education highly preferred
  • B.A. required; M.A. preferred.
  • Availability to travel particularly during extended fall recruitment season to various bay area campuses and nation-wide.
  • Valid driver's license; and own vehicle strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual skills preferred and/or demonstrated experience developing good working relations in a diverse environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Commitment to articulating and supporting the mission, vision and values of the Institute is assumed.
  • Strong customer service orientation


This position requires the ability to;

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.
  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, and occasionally walk up several flights of stairs
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 10lbs, occasionally


Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday.


Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license.


Salary commensurate with experience.


Please submit your cover letter and resume as one document through this link:

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).