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Admissions Counselor

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (US)
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 3, 2024

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Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Title: Admissions Counselor
Classification: Professional
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Reports to: Executive Director of Admissions
FLSA: Salaried, Exempt

Job Summary:
The Admissions Counselor will be responsible for representing the University to prospective students, parents, high school guidance counselors, two-year colleges, and visitors from the community by providing counseling services on university admissions. Additionally, the admissions counselor must utilize discretion and independent judgment with respect to reviewing prospective student test scores, transcripts, and other relevant admissions criteria to render applicable admissions decisions. Admissions Counselors have the responsibility of utilizing a CRM system to select highly qualified students to support the University’s enrollment goals, which often require counselors to work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends) during peaks in the recruitment cycle. The successful candidate will be organized, results-driven, dynamic, and able to articulate the mission, values and offerings of the university to prospective students.

Essential Functions:
Counsel students and parents about postsecondary educational options and recruit them to LU;
Conduct individual and group information sessions and provide occasional tours of campus;
Represent LU at high school and college day/night programs;
Evaluates credentials for Admissions, by administering the policies and procedures for student admissions, including evaluation of transcripts, standardized test scores, or recommendations, etc. Monitors application progress and audits student records to ensure the accuracy of completion of application materials.
Provides input and recommendations in determining the admissibility of "special consideration" cases;
Acts as liaison with various constituencies including students, parents, high school and two-year school officials, faculty, academic departments and colleges, athletics, and alumni;
Maintains communication by phone, text, email, mail and/or virtual mediums of correspondence with prospective students through all stages of the recruitment and admission process in a courteous, clear, efficient, and timely manner;
Visit secondary schools and other educational institutions as appropriate to meet with prospective students, guidance counselors, community agencies, teachers, administrators, and related organizations.
Assist with the planning and implementation of student specific recruitment and retention programming, including open houses, information sessions, workshops, web-based events, and other related activities; coordinating with areas in support of new student enrollment;
Utilize enrollment software technology to meet enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area;
Assist with general recruitment and admissions office duties;

Bachelor’s degree preferred
Effective and creative communicator, who can write and present in appropriate and persuasive ways on behalf of the University.
Proficiency using computers and related IT equipment, including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint); Acrobat Pro, Google Docs, Web browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
Prior use of customer relationship management systems and/or the ability to learn new systems quickly
Strong recruitment, sales, and customer service skills combined with a strong work ethic and a goal-oriented, self-motivated approach toward achieving consistent results.
Capacity to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
Excellent human relations and administrative skills, especially the ability to manage sensitive information with decorum and confidentiality.
Ability to work extended hours which include nights and weekends for recruitment initiatives;
Valid driver’s license, and reliable vehicle for travel.
Physical Demands:
Moderate lifting up to 30 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer
keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.
Work Environment:
Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work. Working off-site as needed to visit high schools, and colleges when required.
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform.


Learn. Liberate. Lead.

Since its founding more than 165 years ago, those three words have defined our mission at Lincoln University. We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success and rise to the top.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success. When you choose Lincoln University as your workplace, you're doing more than just getting a job. You're becoming part of a campus community that is tight like a family and filled with people who look out for each other. You're becoming part of the latest chapter in a long and proud history of learning at the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU).

As our Alma Mater school song calls it, our "dear old Orange and Blue" has been devoted to and defined by our core values of respect, responsibility, and ultimately, results. Those values and our commitment to the success of our students have long attracted an interracial and international body of enrollees from our community, region, and around the world.

Since our founding in 1854, our impact has been tremendous. In fact, during our first 100 years, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the nation. Our alumni have led more than 35 colleges and universities and scores of prominent churches. They also include U.S. ambassadors; mission chiefs; federal, state, and municipal judges; mayors; and city managers. Others have made names for themselves in creative and entertainment fields, including writers, directors, comedians, and film executives.

Established as The Ashmun Institute in 1854, the institution was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Located on 429 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape. Lincoln is within about an hour of several major cities: we are 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington, and 15 miles from Newark. These cities not only provide a variety of entertainment and leisure options but many important job and internship opportunities for our students.

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