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Admissions Counselor (Oxford, MS)

University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

Job Details

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Definition of Class

This position performs duties to identify and recruit prospective students. The incumbent plans and participates in the implementation and recruitment of prospective students using marketing strategies and public relations skills, and counsels prospective students and parents regarding the admission process.

The position will be based in Oxford/North Mississippi.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of admissions and recruitment strategies including social media, websites, and content.
  • Represents the University at various recruitment events to interpret state-mandated and institutional admissions requirements, provide financial information and guidelines, and give information regarding courses of study and other facets of the University to prospective students, both traditional and non-traditional, and to families and school counselors and other officials.
  • Participates with the departmental leadership in defining key schools, sets new student enrollment targets for each of those schools, and devises and implements strategies to reach those targets.
  • Visits high schools within assigned region and conducts meetings with prospective students while building relationships with alumni, school counselors, and other interested parties.
  • Corresponds with prospective students including applicants, family, alumni, school counselors and others seeking information on admissions standards, academic and non-academic programs, and student activities; makes telephone calls and schedules personal visits with prospective students, as appropriate.
  • Conducts presentations and on-campus interviews of prospective students and their parents or guardians; assists in arranging campus tours; and attends training programs and staff development meetings.
  • May participate in the admissions and scholarship selection committee process to identify prospective students and submit acceptance to the unit’s program.
  • Develops programs and communication tools for the recruitment of prospective students.
  • When applicable, assists with the ambassador and telecounseling programs.
  • Maintains a University vehicle (van), including periodic cleaning of inside and outside and scheduling routine maintenance.
  • Creates and maintains prospect records in the campus recruiting management (CRM) system; prepares reports and/or analyzes data to coordinate recruiting efforts.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Coordinates and participates in the implementation and recruitment strategies of prospective students.
  2. Counsels prospective students and parents regarding the admissions process and the University.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, conferred no later than the date of hire, or verified in writing by the respective Dean’s Office or Registrar’s Office that requirements have been met with certainty for the degree to be conferred.


Six (6) months of experience related to the above described duties.


Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements:

Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Ole Miss II

Founded in 1848, The University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. The University of Mississippi embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the University community.

The university’s path to becoming the flagship university it is today has been marked by two decades of accelerated growth and prosperity. Student enrollment at UM has increased over 40 percent over the past seven years — illustrating the growing reputation and national draw of the university. We were the 10th-fastest growing university among public doctoral institutions over the period of 2005–2015. Over the past few years, the university has instituted dynamic new academic programs and greatly expanded its campuses with the completion of multiple major construction projects.  The 2018 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of Best (Undergraduate) Colleges and Universities ranked the University of Mississippi No. 73 in the Top Public National Universities category.  The rankings reflect 15 indicators of academic excellence, including faculty resources, financial resources, and undergraduate academic reputation.  In 2016, indicating a major milestone, the university was elevated to the Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity classification — placing it in the top 2.5 percent of colleges and universities nationwide. 

For ten consecutive years, The University of Mississippi has been voted by our staff as one of the great colleges to work for in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey, and has been widely recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in America by Newsweek, the Princeton Review and USA Today. Sometimes called the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” Oxford has been the home of William Faulkner, John Grisham, Willie Morris, Barry Hannah and many more outstanding writers. In recent years, it has become known for its award-winning chefs and restaurateurs. Oxford is often recommended by many publications as a bucket list place to visit.

We build leaders, serve our community and our neighbors, and compete to win. We are a literary mecca, a research center, a launchpad for careers across the professions, a home away from home, and so much more. We are Ole Miss.

Committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, the university offers competitive salaries and benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education and public service.

The University of Mississippi offers exciting opportunities for career development and continuous learning. Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and benefits just around the corner—no matter which department you’re a part of. It’s an exciting place to build a meaningful career at any level.

Our University, like all institutions, is only as strong as our people. Our faculty, staff, and students represent an exceptional group of people with a rich diversity of talents and backgrounds. There’s no better place to start a great career than in Oxford, Mississippi.

Ole Miss


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