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Admissions Counselor

Employer
Eureka College
Location
Eureka, IL
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Specialty
Admissions
Position Type
Counselor
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
POSITION TITLE: Admissions Counselor

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Admissions

POSITION SUMMARY: Admissions Counselor serves as a primary student recruiter and represents the College both on and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Travel to high schools and other colleges or universities within an assigned geographic territory, educating and preparing higher education-bound students on such subjects as the benefits of secondary education, admissions processes, financial aid and scholarship practices, and resources for professional growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Implement an effective recruiting and enrollment plan for the assigned territory.
  • Process student applications and determine admission status to the college, communicating decision to the applicant, advising on next steps, etc. Enter all data in appropriate student information system and/or CRM.
  • Communicate with prospective and admitted students through verbal and written communication (social media, phone calls, emails, texts, postcards, letters, etc.).
  • Ensure all communications with students and families are logged by entering all relevant data into the appropriate system.
  • Develop, coordinate, and provide educational sessions on the admissions process and Eureka College for high schools and/or other secondary education audiences.
  • Plan and implement travel schedule to reach the target audiences in the assigned territory.
  • Develop, and maintain relationships with high school and community college counselors to identify prospective audiences and students.
  • Interpret prospective students' education materials and counsel on potential path in secondary education as appropriate, ie; grade-point averages in relationship to college acceptance.
  • Create presentations with the office of financial aid to explain financial aid processes and awards along with college scholarships & aid to students/parents. Maintain knowledge of current financial aid policies and procedures for Federal, State, and Institutional Aid including an understanding of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Travel required. Some evenings and weekends are required.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work collaboratively with other admissions staff to plan, organize, and conduct on-campus events and educational sessions.
  • Work with faculty, coaches, and staff in recruitment efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

None.

EDUCATION:

Essential: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university

Desirable:

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: Prior work in an educational institution or sales-based organization. (Internships and work-study are acceptable)

Desirable: Previous experience as an Admissions Counselor in an educational setting

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid Driver's License

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to achieve enrollment goals using initiative and self-motivation.
  • Knowledge of operating standard office equipment and computer systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to develop proficient knowledge of Eureka College (including academics, campus life, and personnel).
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, sometimes for extended periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Some travel by car to a variety of off-campus settings is required. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. While performing this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

WORK SCHEDULE:

8-hour work day with one hour for lunch. Flexibility in the work schedule is required to accommodate evening and weekend hours and travel. Travel during the spring and fall will be heavier.

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