Admissions Counselor

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Position Title

Admissions Counselor

Job Description

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for recruiting students, representing the University in a positive and effective manner, and promoting Missouri Western State University to prospective students, their parents, and the community.

•Manages and meets target goals within a recruiting territory. This requires making contact and developing relationships with counselors, visiting high schools and community colleges, attending athletic and other high school & community related events and helping students make the transition from high school to college.
•Assists with the Griffon Orientation and Griffon Edge along with academic advising and scheduling.
•Aids in review and development of internal and external correspondence and promotional materials and keeps apprised of competitors’ materials.
•Recruits non-traditional students, junior college transfer students and special needs students on campus, as well as in recruiting area.
•Rotates the weekly in-house counseling sessions with campus visitors.
•Coordinates special programs and visits, such as Griffon Expresses. Assists with Showcase visit days, business/industry visits, operation outreach visits, and counselor luncheons/dinners in territory.
•Attends day, night and weekend college fairs in the Fall and Spring.
•Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•General services and procedures of colleges
•Financial aid programs and scholarships
•Registration/Orientation setup and processes
•Perceiving the needs of students through the admissions process
•Time management in and outside of the office
•Written and verbal communication
•Assessing situations and suggesting and implementing strategies
•Working with diverse external and internal contacts
•Organizing and presenting information
•Training and coordinating student leaders
•Communication, as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, administration, and the general public

Preferred Qualifications

•One year of experience in student recruiting preferred

Physical Demands

•Medium Work
•Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects



Additional Demands

•Valid driver’s license
•Membership in the Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling (preferred)

•Seasonal and overnight travel.
•May be subject to night and weekend work.

Hours of Work

M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

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