Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Jun 10 2019 Job Description:
The Mahurin Honors College at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor. WKU is a progressive, proactive institution that seeks candidates possessing the same qualities.The Mahurin Honors College seeks an outgoing, ambassadorial person to manage daily recruitment operations, including but not limited to incoming freshmen, current and transfer students, and other targeted populations. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions in the Mahurin Honors College at WKU.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Serves as a recruitment asset and the initial point of contact for prospective students and parents interested in the Mahurin Honors College;
Coordinates the VIP Visit program and VIP Visit Days for Honors eligible prospective students;
Attends various recruiting events coordinated by the Office of Admissions to attract high-achieving students to WKU;
Serves as an advisor of HonorsToppers, the Honors student ambassador organization;
Assist in planning and facilitating various special events and other projects as assigned;
Creates and implements recruiting strategies to attract top students; and
Serves on the application review and evaluation committee for Mahurin Honors College admission.
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with attention to customer service;
A strong work ethic under minimal supervision, including attention to detail, time management, and multi-tasking abilities;
Excellent computer capabilities, including experience with social networking or media;
Bachelor's Degree in an academic field from an accredited institution;
Willingness to travel/work on occasional evenings and weekends;
Valid drivers license and dependable transportation.
Salary Grade: 107 Salary Range: $29,858 - $32,300
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
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