Admissions Counselor

South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Admissions Counselor

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Job Title:
Admissions Counselor

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Full time

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Job Summary:
The Admissions Counselor will participate fully in all aspects of the college admissions process, including potential for extensive travel and virtual recruitment, group and individual presentations, individual counseling with prospective students and their parents, and evaluation and selection of applicants. This personal will carry out daily operations of the Office of Admissions and territory management responsibilities.

Job Description:


Territory Management:

Serves as the first point of contact for prospective families. Maintain strong ties with these families through entire admissions cycle. Uses connections with faculty and staff to help promote programs and opportunities available to Furman students.

Completes all market research and recruitment in assigned geographical areas. Personal correspondence with students in the region is required. Also coordinates any other activities necessary to the region (including receptions, phone-a-thons, and any other recruitment activities). Complete follow up with students within 24 hours of meeting.

Completes territorial responsibilities that will encompass the travel schedule and personal recruitment efforts for students within the territory. Maintains territory management reports.

Recruitment Travel:

Potential for travels and virtual recruiting events for much of the fall and as necessary in the spring. Responsible for all planning and preparation for travel. Travel primarily involves visiting high schools, representing Furman at college fairs, hosting families at receptions and individual meetings with students. Develops healthy working relationships with all members of the admissions team. He/she/they will do as much as possible to ensure a positive working environment. Be willing to provide assistance with projects and tasks as necessary.

Develops healthy working relationships with all members of the admissions team. He/she will do as much as possible to ensure a positive working environment. Be willing to provide assistance with projects and tasks as necessary.

Application Review:

Reads and evaluates applications for admission. This process begins in late November and continues through mid-March.

Relationship Management:

Develops good relations with high school counselors and other external constituencies. Maintains open communication with guidance counselors during all stages of application review.

Public Relations:

Conducts group and individual information sessions with prospective students and their families on a daily basis. This work includes counseling candidates for admission. Be willing to assist with tours should additional guides be needed.

Performs Other Duties as Assigned:

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.


Daily contact with members of own work unit and immediate supervisor to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information, and make suggestions related to mutual goals. Frequent contact with members of other departments, the general public, prospective students, parents, counselors, and alumni to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:

Responsible for own work. May assist or instruct others doing similar work, including student workers. Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures.

Reports To: Director of Admissions

Work is performed independently except where the interpretation of law, policy, rule, complex procedure or request for exception is required.


Bachelor's degree required. The candidate must be able to multi-task, take initiative, and be a positive representative of Furman. Possesses strong organization skills, is dependable, flexible, and adaptable. Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills required.

Work Conditions:

Work is performed under typical office conditions. Evening and weekend work is required.

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