Position Title: Admissions Counselor
Advertised Pay: Starting at $42,450
Campus Location: Washburn Tech
The screening committee will review all eligible applications
submitted by 7/20/2023
Position Summary: The Admissions Counselor promotes Washburn
University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) to prospective
students and organizations. Works to increase inquiries and convert
applications into enrolled students. Manages a recruitment
territory by contacting, visiting, and informing prospective
students and stakeholders about educational opportunities at
Washburn Tech. This position is highly integral to the continued
growth and vibrancy of the institution and will administer all
aspects of the college search and admissions process with
prospective high school and post-secondary students. This position
works with other staff to assure enrollment goals are met regarding
applications, acceptances, and enrolled students. Recruitment
travel and some evening and weekend hours are required.
1. Territory Management & Recruitment Function
Territory Management: Interpret and analyze data from completed
recruitment activities to determine those that were the most
successful in improving overall yield and establish goals for the
approaching recruitment year. Develop and implement a territory
recruitment plan to maximize recruitment efforts for an assigned
territory and enhance support of overall admission goals. Document
all student interactions and information that will be beneficial to
the recruitment, reporting, and student success processed. Compile
and assess data, develop and prepare reports on recruitment
activities, successes, and challenges to Associate Director of Tech
Admissions, Student Services, and other administrators.
Recruitment: Schedule visits to high schools, deliver
presentations, and participate in career/college fairs and other
recruitment events to communicate the educational opportunities
available at Washburn Tech to diverse external populations, i.e.,
prospective students, parents, alumni, high school counselors, and
community stakeholders. Work with other Admissions staff as
appropriate to plan, organize, and coordinate recruitment
activities. Host prospective students during campus visits, open
houses, and other on-campus events to help visitors get to know the
Washburn Tech campus and learn about the opportunities that
Washburn Tech has to offer. Provide counsel to prospective students
with regard to financial options in a conscientious manner.
Recruitment Communications: Communicate with prospective students,
school administrators, school counselors, and other vital decision
makers in the career and college planning process. Follow-up via
telephone, written, and e-mail communication. Utilize current
technologies to develop and nurture relations that will encourage
Working closely with the Associate Director of Tech Admissions,
develop, implement, and manage strategies that implement and
progressively grow Washburn Tech's enrollment to meet strategic
planning priorities. Develop and nurture relationships with project
managers, business leaders, HR representatives, and community
leaders to identify opportunities for post-secondary recruitment.
Learn about education fairs and other opportunities for
presentations and contact to promote enrollment at Washburn Tech.
Work with regional Kansas Workforce Centers to identify and develop
opportunities for reaching prospective students through Workforce
Center programs and networks.
Answer questions and provide direction via phone, email, and/or in
person to advise and assist students throughout the enrollment
2. Additional Admissions and Institute Involvement and
Assist other Student Services staff, instructors, administrators,
and other stakeholders as appropriate to plan and coordinate events
such as Open House, Orientation, National Letter of Intent Signing
Day, and other events to ensure the success of each event. Compile
and assess participant evaluation data and make recommendations for
Build relationships with faculty and staff. Serve on University and
Institute committees to represent the Office and Department.
Perform additional job duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree (or degree completion by end of semester of
Proven ability to multi-task and handle a variety of assignments.
Commitment to participate in professional activities and
organizations related to admissions and enrollment. Flexibility to
work irregular hours including some evenings and occasional
Valid Driver's License with driving record acceptable to the
Ability to travel for extended periods, to move and/or maneuver
materials weighing as much as 30 pounds, and to develop rapport and
relationships with a variety of individuals including those from
under-represented and diverse student populations.
Experience in technical school admissions, higher education, and/or
Experience in market or sales.
Experience using Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)
Ability to speak and understand Spanish.
Full time Exempt Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm