The Admissions Counselor - Austin will represent Tarleton State University both on and off campus, under general supervision. This position is responsible for contributing to the Universityâ™s strategic enrollment goals for our diverse student population. The functionality of this position includes but is not limited to the job responsibilities listed below.
The Regional Admissions Counselor must live in the Austin area and be able to occasionally travel to various locations across the state. Normal work hours are Monday to Friday; from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or as business needs indicate. This position requires a flexible work schedule which at times will require frequent attendance during evenings and weekends. Additional hours may be required during peak periods.
50% Recruitment and Travel
Identifies and recruits prospective undergraduate students across various populations that include high school students, community college students, working adults and underrepresented populations.
Promotes and recruits for the academic programs that are located at each Tarleton location including Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and Online. Â
Coordinates plans to attend recruitment events such as college fairs, presentations, and other visits to high schools and community colleges.Â
Provides admissions sessions and presentations for small and large groups.Â
Meets recruitment goals in assigned territory.
Represents the University at annual recruitment events hosted by professional organizations, such as Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO), Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC), and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
Abides by the regulations set by professional organizations at sanctioned events.
Provides guidance to high school, transfer and nontraditional students throughout the application and enrollment process.
Coordinates recruitment initiatives with high school counselors, transfer coordinators, college advisers, faculty and staff throughout the application process.
Provides general knowledge about admissions, Texas Success Initiative (TSI), financial aid, scholarships, veteran services, advising, housing and orientation.
Provides general knowledge about all academic programs, student organizations and University services.
Transports necessary materials and displays to and from events.
Corresponds with prospective students via phone, email and mail communications.
Completes detailed event reports and maintains recruitment records.
Uses a Customer-Relationships Management system (Salesforce) for communicating with prospective students, logging communications, creating reports and maintaining an updated data base.
Responsible for arranging appropriate travel accommodations for rental vehicles, lodging, and meals.
Completes expense reports for approved travel payments after each trip.
Schedules and guides campus visits for prospective students, parents, school personnel, alumni, partners and other special guests.
Contributes to on-campus events related to recruitment, admissions and enrollment such as campus preview days, open house events, and orientations.
Continuously stays current on university revisions and topics related to higher education.
Contributes ideas for marketing materials, updating presentation content and constructing email blasts. Â
Coordinates virtual college fairs, virtual presentations and online information sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience. One (1) year of experience in higher education, recruitment, sales, marketing, event management, territory management, or communications.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have the ability to travel to a variety of work locations. Must be able to work a flexible schedule beyond normal office hours, including evening and occasional weekend hours. Must be prepared to travel frequently with overnight stays. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally through both written and verbal communications. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Must be detail oriented and have a strong customer service philosophy.
Preferred Knowledge and Experience
Experience using Salesforce or CRM products; Previous public speaking experience; Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Familiar with Banner by Ellucian, Student Information System; Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Commensurate with Experience
Tarleton State University offers competitive wages, fully covered employee health insurance, comprehensive dental, vision, and life insurance options are also available for benefits eligible employees. Benefits also include paid vacation, paid sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan, longevity pay, and more.
The target base annual salary is $42,000 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skill set in relation to the minimum requirements of this position.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a completed application for consideration.
â‹Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.