Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Bachelor's degree in a related field. No experience required. Experience in school or college counseling, or admissions activities would be helpful. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs entry-level duties translating the goals and values of the University to all categories of prospective students for the Office of Admissions. Participates in those activities involving the projection of the University's image to the public, assisting the students' transition into the University, keeping the University aware of changing characteristics of students, and securing for the University the students who can best profit from the educational opportunities offered by the University. Assists in reviewing applications for admissions and makes entry-level decisions on admittance or denial to the University.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Participates in the total academic student recruiting program. Visits high schools, junior/community colleges, organizations, etc. as required, as part of the total student recruiting effort, with the primary focus being the transfer student population. Assists academic departments in the recruitment of students by forwarding names of prospective students interested in their area. Assists in identifying and contacting academically superior students. Provides telephone calls and emails to prospective students and their parents, high school counselors, college and career counselors, and community college advisors. Assists in developing marketing techniques for the recruitment of students. Makes contact with former students and with student organizations to assist in academic recruiting. Assists in coordinating campus visit requests and tours by potential students and parents. Assists with the Saturday visitation programs and High School and Community College Counselor Conferences, including planning and implementing the programs, designing the information brochures, marketing the program, preparing all literature to be given to participants, planning all program activities, and evaluating the program. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 23479
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.