Regional Admissions Counselor (Kansas City Metro, IA, NE)



General Statement of Job

This position plans, initiates, executes and evaluates programs for recruitment and admission of students. This position manages the admissions recruitment plan for the Kansas City Metro area and provides guidance through variety of recruitment activities for students seeking admission into the university.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Travels to high schools and community colleges to meet with prospective students, parents and/or counselors. (a minimum of 150 visits/fairs per semester is expected)

Represents Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) at college day and night fair.

Prepares, manages and executes admissions recruitment plan for all prospective students each academic year and presents to Dean of Admissions.

Responsible for managing the university’s undergraduate student recruitment efforts in an assigned territory and other areas responsible for overseeing by using CRM and other university software

Helps organize, set-up and participate in receptions and special events designed to attract new students.

Makes contact by telephone, e-mail, text and in person with potential students/families each week throughout the recruitment cycle. (a minimum of 100 contacts per week is expected)

Collaborates with other campus departments and offices with recruiting activities.

Provides a travel schedule, budget, reports and tracking of recruiting activities to the Dean of Admissions.

Assists with the evaluation of transcripts.

Assists students with academic, financial aid and enrollment questions.

Assists the Admissions Office with daily duties related to recruitment and admission of all categories of students.

Serves on university committees as designated.

Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required. Masters degree preferred.

Ability to travel extensively is required

4 years related experience in higher education preferred.

Must have valid Driver's License and ability to meet insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, students, faculty, staff, members of the public, and/or Board of Governors.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to travel extensively including overnight travel.
  • Ability to effectively use the Internet as a research tool.
  • Must have proven excellent public speaking skills.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
  • Requires the ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.


Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear including the use of the telephone. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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