The Admissions Counselor serves as a member of Southern Wesleyan University’s On-Campus program admissions team and is responsible for the recruitment of first year and transfer students. Admissions Counselors are responsible for the achievement of assigned recruitment goals in a manner that supports the enrollment goals and upholds the mission of the university. This position is located on campus in Central, SC. This is a 12-month, regular full time, non-exempt position. This position reports to the Director of On-Campus Admissions.
Serves as the primary recruitment representative for assigned first year freshmen and/or transfer students.
Responsible for the achievement of goals related to net tuition, academic qualifications and the recruitment of students annually.
Responsible for the management of assigned geographic recruitment territories along with travel required annually for college fairs, church events, school visits and other recruitment activities.
Manages a new student prospect pool of approximately 3,000 to 2,000 prospective students as part of the assigned enrollment funnel.
Organizes and conducts individual campus visits and conducts group campus visits as needed.
Works closely with Assistant Director of Admissions to coordinate regularly scheduled visit days and other recruitment events.
Responsible for having a working knowledge of all applicable student aid opportunities and regulations.
Works with the Office of Financial Aid to confirm that assigned students have received all information concerning federal, state and private financial aid options.
Responsible for meeting weekly call goals with evening phone calls throughout the recruitment cycle focused on conversion of prospective students to application status, with subsequent calls to focus on specific enrollment requirements and processes.
Maintain strict adherence with NCAA Division II rules and regulations relating to the conduct and administration of the department.
Assist with maintaining the student information database by entering relevant data and logging completed communication with potential students and parents.
A bachelor’s degree is required with prior experience in marketing, sales or recruitment preferred. A background in higher education is preferred.
Must possess demonstrated management skills.
This position requires the team member to function at a high level of organized proficiency and handle multiple, essential tasks simultaneously.
Strong communications skills and relational abilities are essential.
Must be a goal oriented self-starter with the ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.
SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals; the ideal candidate will be familiar with integrated database management systems, including reporting, and have a high comfort level with web-based, mobile and PC applications including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Must be willing and able to travel within the Southeastern U.S.; a clean driving record is required.
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Physical/Environmental Requirements. Visual acuity necessary to do editorial work, proof documents, and manage files. Ability to sit for periods of time in an interior office environment. May require infrequent lifting objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally items up to 20 pounds. Employee will infrequently work outside of regular work schedule for special events.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a background screening.
Before You Apply
Applicants should be prepared to provide a brief written personal Christian testimony. In addition, please be prepared to provide the following digital documents:
Curriculum vita or resume
About Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
University Core Values-
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.