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Admissions Counselor

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Admissions Counselor

Job ID: 248240
Location: Statesboro, Georgia;Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full 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, bachelor's, master's 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.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA or Armstrong Campus - Savannah, GA

Department Information

Office of Admissions

Job Summary

The Admissions Counselor plans and carries out the recruitment and counseling of prospective students; serves as official representative of Georgia Southern University at college fairs, high school visits, and other recruitment activities within an assigned territory. The Admissions Counselor collaborates with Admissions staff in recruiting students from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee in support of the University's enrollment goals.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Plan strategic recruitment initiatives to meet enrollment goals for a set population or territory
  • Work with Admissions staff to meet enrollment goals for assigned territory and new students
  • Encourage, promote, and maintain working relations with school counselors and other educators
  • Maintain regular correspondence with prospective students by telephone, email, and handwritten letters
  • Provide admissions information to prospective or new NC/SC/TN students and represent the University at onsite locations and activities, including college fairs and high school visits (travel overnight/and make extended trips)
  • Assist with the maintenance and expansion of recruitment database files and reports
  • Provide daily information sessions for visitors
  • Perform additional recruitment duties, including participating in admissions events on and off campus
  • Review admissions and scholarship application files
  • Assist with the documentation and processing of border state waivers
  • Promote scholarship opportunities offered from the Office of Admissions to eligible students
  • Inform prospective students and parents about the University

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • One (1) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to assess student academic standing and extracurricular activities, and provide information on university programs, majors, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources

Preferred Experience
  • Experience in college admissions or enrollment office

Proposed Salary


This is a bi-weekly, benefitted position paid at an hourly rate.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Please provide two (2) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and secure information sensitive in nature
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service-centered work ethic

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledge of office management practices and procedures

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Application review may begin as early as September 12, 2022.

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

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.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants 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 Americans 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 a University vehicle.
  • This is not a supervisory position.
  • Yes, this position will be required to drive.

Background Check
  • Standard + Education & DMV

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 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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