The Admissions Counselor manages a domestic or international territory and is the primary evaluator of applications for admission and serves as members of the admissions committee.
Managing the territory includes conducting high school visits, attending college fairs, and hosting presentations either virtually or by travel to the territory. When travel is appropriate to continue, territory travel may last 4-6 weeks over the course of a year.
Delivers information sessions and participates in virtual and on-campus events for prospective students
Responds to inquiries via phone and e-mail providing a positive experience for all who interact with department.
Reviews applications of first year and transfer applications.
Each Admissions Counselor will have additional responsibilities in the office. Possibilities include working with current students and alumni volunteers, with low-income, under-represented, and first-generation applicants, with print and web publications and social media, and more.
Weekend and evening availability is expected for some aspects of the position including application review and admissions events.
Recruits and/or evaluates applicants for admission by interviewing, reading applications and summarizing evaluations. Completes these routine tasks with guidance and instruction from others.
Maintains relationships with all individuals involved in the recruitment process, including routinely counseling students and parents regarding the admission process.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree or on track to graduate with a Bachelorâ™s degree by June 2021
A minimum of one year of relevant experience.
Valid United States driverâ™s license required.
Technical Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of Microsoft OfficeÂ
Excellent verbal and written communication
Customer service skills
Ability to maintain confidentialityÂ
Ability and willingness to travel required
Work will take place in an office setting or remotely (during work-related travel, on and off-campus events, and application review season)
Cover Letter (required)
Reference Contact Information (required)
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