Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: Lamar University admissions counselors are responsible for recruiting prospective students by promoting Lamar University programs to graduate students, pre-admission advisement and matriculation to ensure enrollment goals are met. The admissions counselor should be well versed in networking, graduate degree programs, and the graduate student experience.
Lamar University is currently hiring an on-campus admission counselor. The admissions counselor reports directly to the Assistant Director of Admissions and Graduate Recruitment.
Serve as the first point of contact for campus based graduate programs.
Recruit prospective students by providing accurate and timely - pre-admission advisement to prospective students.
Assist students throughout the graduate admissions process
Serve as a facilitator to bridge communication from student to graduate faculty
Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Lamar University with students in groups, one-on-one, and during on and off campus events to increase community awareness.
Working directly with graduate faculty, colleges, university departments, businesses, community-based organizations, current Lamar University undergraduate departments and other constituencies in activities designed to prepare students for an easier transition to a Lamar University graduate program.
Facilitating the pre-admission and conversion process through various sales methods to include, but not limited to: automated and personalized communication, college fairs and graduate fairs, community events, pre-screened cold calling, presentations, etc.
Assisting prospective students with the ApplyTexas application, the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA), and other items that are needed to graduate students.
Maintaining and expanding prospective student recruitment through lead generation, prospect guidance, and matriculation assistance.
Researching prospective student history, following through on leads, and maintaining records on assigned recruiting territory.
Attending events and making presentations to communicate with prospective students and their families to promote Lamar University and its programs.
Evaluating prospective student needs and building productive relationships by providing individualized assistance with educational goal identification, program selection, payment/financial aid planning, and paths degree and/or certificate completion.
Corresponding professionally with students offering advice, resources, or referral to other campus resources.
Advising the Assistant Director of Admissions and Graduate Recruitment on significant matters and supporting other members of the team in meeting goals and expectations.
Contributes information and supports team efforts by accomplishing goals, monitoring competition and reactions from prospective students.
Addressing issues and inquiries from prospective students and other members of the public in a timely and professional manner. Customer service and effective communication is essential.
Participating in staff development programs and campus functions. Make recommendations regarding the website and publications to promote campus visit programs.
Work with recruitment leadership to develop communication plans as a follow-up to campus visits.
Attend various functions that merit Lamar University's attendance.
Performs all other essential duties as assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills/Abilities: Contacts with coworkers from other organizational units of the University Tact and judgment are requirements in obtaining or giving information of a confidential nature Comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization Demonstrated time-management skills, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines Must pay attention to details Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse populations Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and demonstrated skills in oral and written communication are essential Presentation and Public Speaking skills are essential
Qualifications: Bachelors degree required Valid drivers license required Experience recruiting a diverse and varied student population including low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education preferred. Sales experience and familiarity with customer relationship management systems, relationship selling, and other sales techniques preferred.
Travel: Admissions Counselors are expected to travel extensively within Lamar Universitys recruitment zones. Evening and weekend hours will be required.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Preference given to candidates having direct experience at Lamar University as a successful and active student. Currently in or completion of masters degree preferred.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana