Admissions Counselor

Fairmont State University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023
Posting Details

Posting Summary

Working Title

Admissions Counselor

Type of Position

Staff - Full Time


Enrollment and Student Life

Appointment Length

July - June (12 mo)

Benefits Eligible?


Published Salary

Requested Part-Time Staff Hours




Grant Funded Position?


If temporary (or grant funded) position, indicate ending date

Description of Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Primarily responsible for the recruitment of traditional and nontraditional students to Fairmont State University. The position requires general knowledge of offered academic programs and student activities, public speaking, and providing follow-up assistance to prospective students and families.
  • Works in all aspects of managing the enrollment of all students at Fairmont State University; visits high schools, vocational schools, and community colleges to recruit new students; counsels students and families about academic programs, admissions requirements and procedures, financial aid application process, career goals and course selection; represents Fairmont State University by participating in on and off-campus recruiting events and workshops; assists in implementation of a strategic recruitment plan to increase student enrollment; makes all necessary arrangements to facilitate travel and meet job obligations.
  • Coordinates campus visits for various individuals and groups including high school students, parents, middle school and elementary school students.
  • Provides input for revisions of departmental brochures and informational/recruiting materials; maintains a thorough knowledge of all academic programs and philosophies in addition to student, faculty and administrative functions; operates a personal computer for data entry and retrieval. Facilitates campus visits, including planning with faculty members as applicable with prospective student interests.
  • Confirms, plans, and follow- up with prospective students when they schedule campus visits.
  • Conducts out-reach to prospective students who have not visited campus in an effort to fill campus visit slots.
  • Spends 10% of time working with athletics to streamline the prospective athlete visit and recruitment process. This includes monthly meetings with coaches and the athletic compliance director to determine what recruitment items are needed to complete files, provides recruitment materials to coaches, and helps set up campus visits.
  • Serves as primary recruiter and admissions counselor for spring, summer, and 2nd 7 weeks terms.
  • Frequent evening and weekend hours required. Performs related and other duties as necessary and as assigned.
Minimum Required Education

Bachelors Degree or experience in lieu of degree

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Must pass background screening
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to create and maintain a partnership with faculty, staff and administration.
  • Requires a passion for working with students and the ability to handle rapidly changing deadlines and goals.
  • Excellent active listening, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and people skills.
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in college admissions
  • Familiarity with college and university programs, majors, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources.
  • Banner and CRM experience would be helpful.
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Job Close Date

Open Until Filled


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