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Admissions Counselor

Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas (US)
$38,000 - $65,000 annually
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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The Admissions Counselor creates a local presence for Emporia State University throughout the state of Kansas and the surrounding states.


  • Recruitment Travel: Communicate with high school administration within assigned territory; schedule high school visit opportunities each semester; promote the university to students in a presentation format; provide informative marketing materials. Participate in College Planning Conferences and College Fairs
  • Correspondence: Complete call lists to students who have started the application process; request items needed to complete student file; inform student of admissions status; prepare student for enrollment. Respond to student, parent and community college administration inquiries via phone or email. Learn about the programs offered at ESU and share info with prospective students, parents, and high school/community college counselors
  • Campus Visits when on campus: Welcome prospective students and their families to campus; check in and prepare guests for their visit; provide an admissions, financial aid, academic and involvement presentation to guests; provide a tour of on-campus residential amenities; escort guests to dining hall; prepare Ambassadors with campus tour assignments; ensure academic appointments have all been scheduled; release tour groups for remainder of visit. Sign and mail follow-up visit letters. Assist with Black and Gold Visit Days.
  • Work with local area ESU Alumni at Teacher Appreciation Lunches in local community colleges each semester. Deliver treats to local area high school counselors and staff to build rapport and open the lines of communication.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree + at least 1 year of professional experience.


  • Salary:  $38,000 - $65,000 annually.
  • Qualifications and previous experience will be considered for placement of base rank and salary. 


Base pay is one component of Emporia State University’s total rewards package. We are dedicated to supporting the needs of the “whole you” with our holistic approach to employee benefits by offering comprehensive well-being benefits for you and your family that include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Free Dental insurance for employees
  • Retirement through the Kansas Board of Regents
  • Up to 31 days paid vacation and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reduction and tuition assistance
  • Dependent tuition waiver
  • For full details about our benefit plan offerings, please visit here


To apply, upload a letter of application, unofficial transcripts, resume, and at least three (3) references here

Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hire.


For more information

Jose Pavon

HR Professional

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.


Emporia State University.

Founded in 1861, Emporia State University began as Kansas State Normal School, as teacher’s college. Today, ESU’s Teachers College is one of only four post-secondary institutions in the United States to be identified as an Exemplary Model Teacher Education program in a national study of teacher education programs.

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