Admissions Counselor This position is: OPEN
Job Number: 789 Posted: 02/03/2023 Revised:
Location: St. Davids -- Posting Type: Staff
The Admissions Counselor, reporting to the Senior Director of
Undergraduate Admissions, is
responsible for the recruitment of students in a geographical
area. His / Her major task is to develop a
communication strategy that will result in getting the Eastern
University message into the hands of
prospective students and adult influencers. This will require
travel to and from the counselor’s
assigned regional area throughout the year, and include evening,
weekend and overnight
responsibilities. In addition, he/she is responsible to
establish and maintain ongoing relationships with
students on the campus for the purpose of retention.
1. Develop recruitment plans for prospective students in
2. Promptly respond to phone calls, emails and inquiries.
3. Conduct engagement via telephone, email, written, and
personal contact with prospective
students, families and school personnel in a timely manner.
4. Attends some weekend events including college fairs, Open
House and special events.
5. Daily phone calling as well as night calling one night a
week, possibly more.
6. Visits high schools and attends college fairs in the assigned
regional territory and in areas from
which students have applied or have shown interest.
7. Implements correspondence via the university’s Salesforce CRM
with students, schools and
community in your assigned territory.
8. Interviews students from the assigned territory and other
territories if needed.
9. Promotes the college as a conference center to ministers,
counselors, church leaders and
parents within the Christian community.
10. Facilitates linkage between current students and appropriate
resources on the campus (i.e.
Academic Advisors, CCAS, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and
11. Maintains successful relationships with enrolled students so
as to promote retention.
12. Embodies values of caring and compassion, justice and
integrity, competence and affirmation.
13. Seeks to treat each member of the campus community with
fairness, dignity and respect
seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to
achieve our common mission.
14. Travels to and recruits at various Christian youth festivals
in assigned areas, as well as other
15. Other duties as assigned
Staff, salaried, full time, 40 hours/week, 12 months/year (hours
per week and weeks per year are
anticipated to vary based on the needs and fluctuations of the
recruitment cycle and geographic area
assigned and are by arrangement with the Senior Director of
Undergraduate Admissions). Evening,
weekend and overnight commitments are required year round.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must exhibit a personal understanding of, and operate in concert
with, the Mission and Doctrinal statements of the University. A
bachelor’s degree is required. A proven ability to effectively
communicate both in writing and verbally is essential. Proven
effective relational skills are also required. Computer literacy
(Microsoft Office) is required. Current valid driver’s license and
availability for frequent regional travel is required.
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and
sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in
its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and
international programs. Applicants should have a religious
commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to support
the mission and vision of the university. The university
complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in
employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
Background Checks Standard University employees are
required to complete the background clearance process.
Employment is contingent upon the successful results of an
employment background screening. The
employment background screening may include but is not limited
to your consumer credit history (for
positions that work with the university finances or alumni funds
only), verification of education and
professional credentials, criminal history, driving history,
residency, immigration status, performance,
references, and other qualities pertinent to your qualifications
for the following position.
Youth Clearances are required for positions with direct contact
with children and essential personnel
positions. Employees working with or around minor age children
are required to complete the youth
clearance process which includes the following four child
1) Affidavit; 2) FBI Criminal Record Check; 3) Pennsylvania
Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance and; 4)
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check. In accordance with
state laws, Act 73 of 2007, Act 153 of 2014, Act 168 (relating to
Protective Services Law), school employees of Eastern University
who will have "direct contact with
children" must complete the background check process prior to
employment. Results must be
submitted within ten days of receipt.
This description is intended to describe the general level and
nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this
position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties
and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.