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Admissions Counselor

Employer
Fisk University
Location
Tennessee, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION SUMMARY: This position is focused on the recruitment and admission of undergraduate students, primarily first-year students. The individual manages and implements a recruitment plan for a geographic territory. Recruitment will involve travel to high schools, two-year colleges, transfer fairs and college fairs. In addition the Admissions Counselor will participate in review of undergraduate admission applications. Counselors are required to be knowledgeable about all full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the University. The counselor will, in general, contribute to the planning and execution of Enrollment Management recruitment and retention efforts. In addition, admissions counselor should remain abreast of the trends in admissions as well as best practices. The individual will be knowledgeable about the financial aid process and various financing options.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Counsel students and parents through the admission and financial aid process.
  • Serve as the individual admissions counselor within an assigned territory.
  • Develop and manage a territory recruitment plan, including travel to high schools, community colleges and college fairs.
  • Review and recommend admission decisions and scholarship offers for assigned territory.
  • Participate in on-campus programs and events for undergraduate and graduate students, including open houses, information sessions, etc.
  • Prepare extensive communications, including direct mail, telephone outreach, email and social media to prospective students and/or parents.
  • Review applications, essays and recommendations along with the transcript transcripts and complete preliminary credit evaluations for transfer students.

 

 

 

 

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Recruitment and Admissions and/or the VP for Enrollment Management

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong organizational, communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including PC and MS Office products.
  • Business uses of social media helpful.
  • Available for regular evening and weekend programs and activities, as well as overnight travel.
  • Polished presentation/public speaking skills.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

No direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree, required.

Experience: One to two (1-2) years admissions experience at a postsecondary school, preferred.

Licenses or Certificates: Valid driver’s license with a vehicle available for recruitment travel

Additional Requirements: A background and/or credit check will be required of the successful applicant. An official transcript (if applicable) and names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references will be required of the successful applicant.

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