Job Summary: The admission counselor is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of recruitment efforts in the assigned territory. The counselor will participate in all major on-campus recruitment events (i.e. open houses, scholarship programs, etc.).
Essential Functions: • Participate in the development, implementation, and assessment of tactical recruitment plans. • Represent the college in various state and national organizations. • Coordinate communication initiatives with prospective and admitted students. • Represent the Office of Admission with outside constituencies (i.e. athletics, student life, parents/alumni board, etc.) as assigned. • Assist with all major on-campus visitation programs (i.e. open houses, scholarship programs, etc.) • Organize, plan and coordinate annual travel within assigned territory. • Build relationships with high school counselors and local community based organizations. • Represent Hanover College at high schools and college fairs. • Conduct admission interviews with prospective students and parents. • Follow up with prospective students and parents throughout the recruitment process. • Participate in the review of applicant files for admission decisions. • Maintain a working knowledge of financial aid programs and policies.
Other Responsibilities: • Coordinate and oversee regional receptions in various locations. • Travel to regions other than assigned, as needed. • Provide periodic Saturday office coverage. • Other duties as assigned by the director of admission.
Experience Preferred: Admission, public relations or marketing related experience
Skills Required: • Maintain a positive, energetic personality. • Drive to take initiative in assigned territory as well as other Admission projects. • Ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines. • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills. • Ability to project the image of the college clearly and professionally. • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks with client-centered attitude. • Knowledge of PC Windows based computing environment. • Required to participate in training as office software and/or system changes mandate.
Skills Preferred: • Bi-lingual in Spanish
Physical/Emotional Requirements: • Able to function effectively under pressure. • Able to make decisions and respond to challenges quickly and with ease. • Professional appearance and dress. • Demonstrate professionalism and complete confidentiality when counseling students and/or parents. • Possess initiative, enthusiasm and punctuality. • Be organized and flexible with time and tasks. • Must be committed to team participation and success. • Must be able to assist staff members with unusual and complex issues. • Able to sit/stand/walk for extended periods. • Able to work in a stressful, time sensitive environment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Hanover College
Hanover College is a premier, private, liberal arts institution that overlooks the Ohio River from one of the nation’s most scenic campuses. Our curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to over 30 majors including the opportunity to design your own. We have core strengths in the sciences (pre-med, environmental science, exercise science, psychology, etc.), education, and business.
Hanover College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse college environment. We seek candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.