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Admissions Counselor

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 22, 2023

Position Title: Admissions Counselor

Department: Admissions

Advertised Pay: $41,214

Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by March 6, 2023

Position Summary: Admissions Counselors manage an assigned recruitment territory and/or population and is charged with recruiting prospective students to attend Washburn University through recruitment at college fairs, school visits, on-campus visits and events, and other programming with recruitment opportunities.

Essential Functions:
• Develop and carry out a recruitment travel schedule based around attending college fairs and visiting schools in the assigned recruitment territory.

• Identify and recruit prospective students by developing strong rapport with appropriate high school and/or community college personnel.

• Develop and maintain a list of applicants within the assigned recruitment territory and provide support and guidance to applicants throughout the admissions and college decision processes including completion of the FAFSA, housing application or exemption, New Student Orientation registration, and more.

• Build meaningful professional relationships with high school and/or community college personnel, prospective students, and their families through regular personalized outreach efforts including phone, e-mail, in-person contact, and other relevant mediums.

• Interperet and analyze data to inform strategic recruitment decisions.

• Assist in the execution of on campus recruitment events, personalized campus visits, and other recruitment events.

• Develop and deliver presentations to prospective students, families, school counselors/advisors, and other relevant personnel.

• Recommend and, upon approval from the Director or Associate Director, award admissions scholarships to qualifying prospective students.

• Assist with the execution of programs such as the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) and Ichabod Senior Academy.

• Effectively use software programs Ellucian CRM Recruit and Ellucian ERP Banner.

• Provide supplemental support as needed for processing applications and transcripts, administering admissions decisions, and other related duties.

• Assist in supervising student employees of the Admissions Office.

• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (or degree completion by the end of the semester of hire)
Experience in collegiate admissions, recruitment, sales, or other related areas.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively independently and within a team construct.
Demonstratable ability and commitment to building effective professional relationships with a variety of people, including those from under-represented and diverse populations.
Ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions while adhering to deadlines.
Ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word software.
Ability to work outside of regular business hours as needed.
A valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable by University standards.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity.
Ability to sit and stand intermittently, and walk frequently.
Ability to bend/stoop and occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to twenty-five pounds.
Ability to work at a desk and computer station for various lengths of time including sitting and/or standing, viewing a monitor, and repetitive use of keyboard, mouse, and phone.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience working in collegiate admissions or recruitment.
Ability to speak Spanish.
Experience using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) software.

Full time Exempt
Background Check and Driving History Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

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