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Admissions Recruiter/Advisor

Alabama A&M University
Meridianville, AL
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

An Admissions Recruiter/Advisor supports the enrollment efforts of the campus, college, school and department by providing admissions information to prospective or newly admitted students, creating communication materials, and by representing the university at locations such as high schools and community colleges. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Communicate with prospective students, parents and community through appointment, telephone, email and other materials.
  • Assist with the development of enrollment marketing publications and communications including letters, brochures, website posting, electronic mail and other mediums.
  • Determine admissibility, transferability of credit, and residency for new and readmitted undergraduate students; classifies and places students into appropriate academic units.
  • Present information about the benefits of an education from the department, college or area being represented at onsite locations and to on-campus visitors.
  • Foster and develop relationships with schools or other areas being recruited.
  • Compile recruitment data from Banner and other academic records.
  • Visit schools and colleges, speak to groups and individual students, and meets with school officials to develop partnerships between the University and other institutions throughout the state; coordinates community workshops, retreats, and on-site admissions programs.
  • Advise students and families regarding educational opportunities and options, admission and other requirements, policies and procedures, transfer of credit, and financial assistance, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the institutional database of prospective/potential and current students in the state.
  • Audit student data and conducts statistical research to target population for recruitment and judge recruitment effectiveness.
  • Analyze trends in student recruitment and retention programs; designs and implements recruitment programs for targeted groups of potential students, and develops strategies for program evaluation.
  • Participate in the development of operating goals and objectives for the unit; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations, as appropriate to the unit.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.Minimum Position Requirements (including certifications, licenses, etc.):
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • At least than one (1) year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Travel extensively. Must be able to travel at night and weekends.
  • Must be able to lift, move and carry 30 pounds and transport admissions material.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the broad spectrum of available university academic units, curricula, and programs
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues
  • Knowledge of university admissions policies, standards, and procedures
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Organizing and coordinating skills
  • Skill in the use of computerized systems and databases
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
  • Ability to travel on occasion outside the metropolitan area
  • Ability to design and write promotional materia
  • Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records

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