Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Jul 3 2019 Job Description:
The Western Kentucky University Office of Admissions is accepting applications for Admissions Counselor positions. The Admissions Office seeks to grow WKU's student population through the recruitment and admission of a diverse, academically-distinguished, and engaged student body. This full-time, 24-month position reports to the Coordinator of Admissions Outreach and operates as a recruiter, ambassador, event planner, and liaison between the university and school counselors, teachers, prospective students, parents, and other constituents within an assigned recruitment territory. Continuation is dependent upon funding/need. Admissions Counselors represent WKU at multiple events including high school sessions, college fairs, on-campus recruitment events, and orientation programs. The candidate selected will be expected to live in or be willing to relocate to the Indianapolis area, with frequent travel to the Chicago and southern Indiana area.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Supports the WKU Office of Admissions in its effort to recruit, admit, enroll, and orient students to WKU
Builds and fosters strong relationships with secondary school administrators to maintain open communication channels between WKU and prospective students
Presents information sessions in a variety of settings and time allotments with targeted information for varied audiences
Connects with prospective students through social media, phone, and email to answer questions, provide information, and connect them with campus services and resources in a timely manner
Discusses confidential academic information with students related to acceptance or denial to WKU
Collects and inputs data into a campus-wide student information systems
Stays current on campus events, highlights, and points of pride as well as regional and national trends in student recruitment
Provides information about each step of the search and matriculation process including, but not limited to, inquiry, visits, application, admission, scholarships, financial-aid, housing, academic orientation and social orientation
Anticipates student needs and evaluates interests to provide the most appropriate information
Manages a complex schedule with frequent evening and weekend work, and extensive travel required
Knowledge or Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy
Attention to detail
Ability to self-motivate and work with limited direct supervision
Strong organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task and navigate frequent priority shifts
Ability to quickly establish rapport and develop relationships with multiple constituencies
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Valid driver's license
Public speaking experience and excellent presentation skills
Willingness to frequently travel, work evenings and weekends
Salary Grade 107 Salary $30,168
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.