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Admissions Counselor

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Admissions Counselor

Job ID: 230780
Location: Georgia Southern - Hinesville
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0711100 - Office of Admissions

Job Summary
This position will serve as the undergraduate admissions representative on the Liberty Campus of Georgia Southern University, assisting with document intake, application file review, and student admissions counseling, campus visits, and local high school/fair recruitment. Reports to the Associate Director of Recruitment with an unofficial reporting line to the Director of the Liberty Campus.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Assist in Liberty Campus administrative duties to include, but not limited to, covering front desk, Liberty Campus reporting, meeting with current and prospective students
  • Supervise one student assistant, as needed, to assist with admissions tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all admissions-related questions on the Liberty Campus
  • Counsel students on all admissions-related items including the application process, program of study options, campus choice, residency and waivers, transfer credits, etc.
  • Receive and scan documents delivered to Liberty Campus for admission files
  • Work closely with Admissions operations and processing leadership for file review, decisions, and transfer credit articulation
  • Assist in recruitment for local populations, to include high schools, college fairs, military and community events
  • Assist in planning and implementing campus visit events (Open Houses, Counselor Visits, Community Engagement)
  • Attend meetings on the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses as needed
  • Report regularly on admission funnel for Liberty Campus

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
  • One or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
  • Two or more years of related work experience
  • Work experience in Admissions
  • Experience using Slate and Banner student information system

Proposed Salary
$33,300 - $35,300

This is a non-exempt position

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date
August 13, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek may often extend beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends
  • Travel required (may be required to drive university vehicle)

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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