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Admission Counselor

Southwest Minnesota State University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary and Terms:       Probationary, full time position. Salary placement is based on evaluation of experience. MSUAASF Range C.  FLSA exempt.

Appointment Date:      July 15, 2022 or a date to be negotiated

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is      filled.

Position Description:   The Admission Counselor is responsible for the management of a specific recruitment territory including travel to college fairs, high school visits, and consistent communication with prospective students, campus visits, move students through the enrollment funnel and reach set goals. Communication with students is through email, phone, text message and in person. Admission Counselors will coordinate and participate in Office of Admission programs including open houses, campus visits, registration and orientation. Reporting and completion of documents using CRM database, territory reports, business services forms, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:                    

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with little supervision, most possess strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to present information to small and large groups.
  • Experience working with diverse and under-served populations.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions that impact goal achievement.
  • Experience planning, organization and executing events.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and non-traditional hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with database/CRM.

Please Note:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekend and non-traditional work hours including travel, communication and planning of on and off campus events. Ability to travel within assigned recruitment territory. Physical requirements include carrying and lifting of equipment and materials. 

Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.

Application Data:  Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, a one-page narrative of candidate’s view of the role of an admission counselor at a small public university, and transcripts should be attached to your application. Complete the online application process at  Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at:

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.  Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.  Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request

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