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Admissions Counselor

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Admissions Counselor

Job ID: 270798
Location: Statesboro, Georgia;Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

To learn more about Georgia Southern's Vision, Mission and Values please click here:


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA


Armstrong Campus - Savannah, GA

Department Information

Office Of Admissions

Job Summary

The Admissions Counselor plans and carries out the recruitment and counseling of prospective students; and serves as official representative of Georgia Southern University at college fairs, high school visits, and other recruitment activities within an assigned territory. There is opportunity for limited remote work in this position, depending on the needs of the office throughout the year. The Admissions Counselor consistently upholds the values of service, collaboration, and excellence advocated by the Division of Enrollment, Marketing, and Student Success.

  • Provide information concerning all aspects of the University to prospective students and their families
  • Travel extensively (including overnight, week-long trips) to attend and present at college fairs, high schools, admission events and other community events to recruit for Georgia Southern University
  • Plan strategic recruitment initiatives to meet enrollment goals for a set population or territory
  • Encourage, promote, and maintain favorable relations with school counselors and other educators
  • Maintain regular correspondence with prospective students by telephone, email, and handwritten letters
  • Promote scholarship opportunities offered from the Office of Admissions to eligible students
  • Work with co-workers to meet enrollment goals for assigned territory and new students
  • Assist with various marketing activities, applicant file evaluation and a variety of other recruitment-related activities

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to assess student academic standing and extracurricular activities, and provide information on university programs, majors, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources

Preferred Experience
  • One (1) years of related work experience
  • Experience in college admissions or enrollment office

Proposed Salary


This is a non-exempt position paid on a biweekly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Public speaking expertise

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Application review may begin on April 12, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in an office environment
  • Workweek often extends beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends
  • Frequent recruitment travel required, and periodically travel between campuses
  • Ability to drive University vehicles

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education

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