The Houghton University Admission Office strives to inspire prospective students and parents to choose Houghton through personalized, authentic, and compelling outreach within a Christ-centered culture of continual learning, creativity, and collaboration. The Admission Counselor plays a vital role in fulfilling this mission. As such, the Admission Counselor is uniquely positioned to impact and influence future Houghton Highlanders from the first point of contact with the Admission Office through the decision to enroll. This position serves Houghton’s residential campus.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a vital member of a highly-collaborative, team-oriented admission office
Cultivate relationships with prospective students and families
Build relationships and serve students in the Hispanic community
Meet or exceed enrollment goals and objectives
Communicate with students from the first point of interaction through enrollment decision
Serve as a liaison to select college departments
Recruit students within a geographic territory
Evaluate applications for admission and make recommendations to the Admission Committee
Assist with on-campus events and represent Houghton at select off-campus events
Partner with faculty, staff, and students in the recruitment process
Work collaboratively with other recruitment staff and student interns
Perform other duties as assigned
Bilingual in Spanish
Computer and software proficiency skills, including but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite
Excellent oral, written, and presentational skills
Valid driver’s license
Ability to lift 20 pounds; sedentary work; sitting for extended periods
Evening and weekend work required including multi-day travel and admission events
Training/experience in sales, admission, or relevant higher education or organizational experience
Houghton University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Houghton University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts and sciences institution of The Wesleyan Church, an evangelical holiness denomination rooted in the teachings of John Wesley. All employees are expected to share a set of values, convictions, and commitments that guide our life together. The University expects that all faculty and staff will respect the University’s Vision of our Common Life, Doctrinal Statement, Wesleyan beliefs and core values, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Founded in 1883, Houghton University is a Christian liberal arts institution of The Wesleyan Church with a student body representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton University can be found at: www.houghton.edu. Houghton University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.