Admissions Counselor

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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

Fairmont State University is seeking candidates for an organized, engaging admissions counselor who will connect students with Fairmont State University, academic programs, and resources to help them get the most out of their college experience. Admission Counselors meet with students to assess their academic standing and extracurricular activities, inform them about Fairmont State University and its academic programs and majors, and connect them with resources that will help them navigate the admissions process and assist them in identifying ways to fund their college education – including scholarships and financial aid. Admissions counselors conduct interviews, arrange for campus tours, conduct information sessions, and represent the University at college fairs or other recruiting or outreach events.

To be a successful admissions counselor, you should be committed to learning more about the students you work with and assist them in understanding the value of educational attainment. You should be knowledgeable, resourceful, and supportive with strong communication skills.

Admissions Counselor Responsibilities:
  • Assisting traditional and non-traditional age students in community colleges, and high schools to help them prepare for, select, and get into schools.
  • You will also be responsible for meeting and interacting with adults seeking to return to college, or continuing their education for the first time since high school.
  • Highlighting the benefits of specific programs, and courses in order to attract students and encourage diversity on campus.
  • Staying current with University admission processes and requirements, competitive programs, majors, and courses, and developments in education and financial aid.
  • Organizing recruiting events and representing Fairmont State at college fairs, high schools, and community events.
  • Conducting campus visit appointments, reviewing application materials, and assisting in the application process.
  • Arranging campus tours and conducting information sessions.
  • Developing and maintaining an active alumni network to plan events, help students find opportunities in their fields, and obtain funding.
  • Maintaining accurate and current knowledge of educational legislation, trends, developments, and resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • All applicants with relevant experience and meeting the minimum education requirement will be considered.
  • Must be prepared to make frequent contact (inbound and outbound) via telephone, text message, e-mail, and other means with students and parents as well as internal and external audiences.
  • Excellent active listening, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong planning and people reading skills.
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized.
  • Willingness to guide prospective students and families and provide ongoing support as they make important decisions.
  • Must pass background screening for access to and working within education field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in college admissions.
  • Familiarity with college and university programs, majors, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources.
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Job Close Date

Open Until Filled


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