Admissions Counselor

Employer
Wilmington College
Location
Wilmington, OH
Posted
Dec 04, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2023
Ref
744668650
Specialty
Admissions
Position Type
Counselor
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
Wilmington College is a career-oriented liberal arts institution founded by and closely affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Our beautiful main campus is located in southwestern Ohio. We encourage you to review our website and learn about our history, what we are doing today and how we are preparing for tomorrow. It is an exciting time here at Wilmington College.

Wilmington College is seeking applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor in our Admissions Office on our main campus in Wilmington, Ohio. The is a full time, exempt level position reporting to the Sr. Director of Admissions.

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for leading prospective students through the admission, financial aid, and class registration processes in order to matriculate at Wilmington College. Tasks included, but are not limited to, territorial travel to high schools and college fairs, attending recruiting events on and off campus, processing admission and financial aid files, telecounseling, interviewing prospective students and families and constructing fall class schedules.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide maximum customer service to prospective students, families
  • Interviews prospective student (and family)
  • Processes admission files
  • 24-hour turnaround timeframe
  • Reviews for completeness, requesting needed documents
  • Enters appropriate data entry
  • Determines eligibility for scholarships and issues award notices.
  • Conducts follow up and counsels in financial aid
  • Conducts "packcalls" to follow up on financial aid awards sent within a week of the phone call
  • Learns verification process and counsel students and families on how verification may affect their financial aid
  • Conducts financial aid appointments
  • Makes financial aid presentations at high schools
  • Visits high schools and attends college fair programs
  • Attends admission events on and off campus
  • Makes presentations at campus events
  • Takes part in Saturday office coverage
  • Manages recruiting territory by telecounseling, email, or direct mail correspondence.
  • bi-monthly phone or email contacts made to applicants to complete admission file
  • monthly phone or email contacts made to accepted/paid students
  • return phone calls and emails the same day
  • Coordinates the recruitment of PSEO students
  • Conducts all PSEO interviews with students and parent
  • Reviews all PSEO files
  • Schedules and coordinates PSEO registration
  • Completes state forms needed and communicates enrollment to Student Accounts Manager
  • Collects used text books at the end of each term and processes reimbursement to Student Financial Services
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Sr. Director of Admission.

  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, plus at least one year of responsible related experience. Previous experience in student admission helpful.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and presentation skills, with ability to communicate effectively across cultures with a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability, including effective time-management skills and ability to prioritize in a multi-task work environment.
  • Good computer skills with background using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to travel for recruitment events.
  • Familiarity with private higher education preferred.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as work load dictates.

  • To apply, submit a letter of interest, current resume and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

    Wilmington College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate unlawfully in employment matters on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, ancestry, national origin, age, disability or any other category protected by law.

    Wilmington College offers a competitive compensation package including group medical, dental, vision, life and disability, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick days. We also offer tuition remission benefits, free admission to athletic and theatrical events, and discounted meals and bookstore items.

    Wilmington College conducts background investigations including criminal, work history and credential confirmation on all employees as a condition of continued employment. Some positions may require additional motor vehicle record review and drug screening. Must be able to provide documentation for proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled.

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