Location: Lakewood, NJ Category: Administrative Staff Posted On: Thu Oct 5 2017 Job Description:
The Admissions Counselor serves as one of the primary contacts for prospective students and their family, school counselors and advisors, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Through representing the University, at both on- and off-campus events, this position is responsible for recruiting and managing an inquiry and applicant pool and for reviewing applications, transcripts, essays, test scores and any other materials submitted by the applicant for the purpose of making admissions decisions within their designated geography-based territory and/or alpha-split.
The Admissions Counselor will communicate and work with prospective students, primarily by in-person appointments, telephone, email, texting, social media sites, and video/virtual chat on the admissions process and opportunities at Georgian Court University.
In close consultation with the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor will manage ongoing strategic communications to prospective students and their family and school counselors and advisors within their territory.
This position requires the ability to travel, both locally and nationally, which will include evening and weekend hours.
Evening and weekend hours and travel in and out of state required.
The incumbent must possess a strategic and curious mind with an ability to communicate and create interest in the University with prospective students. This professional must be enthusiastic, people-oriented and enjoy working with high school and college students. This position resides in a fun and fast-paced department, and the incumbent should live by details, have exceptional organization skills, and have a positive attitude.
Recruiting prospective students through visiting high schools, community colleges, community events, making presentations to classrooms or community events, virtual fairs, and college fairs within a designated geography-based or alpha-split territory.
Managing the inquiry and applicant flow to ensure students turn in all necessary documents to complete their file for the enrollment and financial aid process.
Reviewing applications, essays, scores and any other materials submitted by the applicant for the purpose of making admissions decisions or recommendations.
Creating and maintaining professional relationships with school counselors and advisors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college section process.
Serving as the primary contact to prospective students and their family, school counselors and advisors, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process.
Remaining in constant contact with prospective students through multiple mediums, including individual appointments, telephone, email, texting, social media sites and video/virtual chat.
Leading campus tours and conducting informational sessions and prospective student interviews.
Attending and assisting with the coordination of recruitment functions, including phone-a-thons, counselor workshops, information sessions and open houses.
Working with the offices of Financial Aid, Academic Services, and Student Services to disseminate all necessary information to prospective students.
Providing back-up counseling and interviewing support for the Office of Financial Aid.
Preparing, maintaining, and distributing a series of activity, inquiry and applicant reports designed to keep key Georgian Court University personnel up-to-date on the status of the applicant pool.
Understanding, applying, maintaining and ensuring all student information is accurate and complete and in compliance with mandatory University, state and federal policies regarding data and the recruitment and admission of students, such as FERPA, ADA and more.
Maintaining current knowledge of university curriculum, rules, regulations, and guidelines applicable to students.
Identifying and attending at least one professional development seminar and presenting the information to the enrollment staff.
Representing the office on a variety of University committees.
Integrating the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
Other duties as assigned.
The Admissions Counselor will ensure that all communications follow brand guidelines and work to maintain and advance Georgian Court University's commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. The position will report to either undergraduate or graduate as assigned by management.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
1+ years of experience with admissions, marketing or sales
Valid driver's license from State of residency.
Ability and willingness to travel in and out of state. Availability and willingness to work evenings and weekend hours.
Excellent professional demeanor
Proficiency using Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other email, database and spreadsheet applications and Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals
Excellent listening, communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the ability to communicate clearly in person and writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students and the general public
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
Ability to work independently, completing work in a thorough and timely manner and balancing competing demands with courtesy and tact
Ability to courteously and accurately provide information to employees, students and the general public
Ability to quickly learn and retain a large body of general University information, including activities, functions, personnel, rules, policies, regulations, procedures, etc.
The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are:
Experience with Ellucian Systems
Experience working in New Jersey school systems
Experience using student information systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems and communication technologies to recruit and enroll students
Higher Education experience
Knowledge of college admissions or marketing and sales
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently s...ituated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.