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Advisor Admissions

Houston Community College
Fifth Ward/Frenchtown, TX
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
Community College
Job Summary

The Admissions Advisor assists in developing and implementing student recruitment and outreach, designed to meet enrollment goals in targeted geographic areas and specific student populations; maintain an ongoing presence in assigned Independent School Districts (ISDs) and neighboring community-based organizations; strategize on opportunities to enhance recruitment efforts and implements identified strategies.


Recruit students in compliance with HCC's Non-Discrimination Policy; recruit high school junior and senior students for various dual credit courses.

Foster relationships with assigned ISDs, be the primary contact between the College and high school counselors/students for the onboarding of students.

Assess and promptly respond to the needs and concerns of prospective students, applicants, and parents through various communication mediums.

Establish a recruitment plan to continuously fill the prospective and applicant student pipeline; increase the conversion rate(s) of graduating high school students and other student pipelines.

Collaborate with various departments to assist students in completing checklist items; communicate with the student pipeline to move across to enrollment.

Establish and maintain a thorough knowledge of all programs at the College, including but not limited to the academic, workforce, adult education, and non-credit programs.

Provide detailed information regarding career and pathways planning, admissions, and enrollment processes.

Lead and facilitate information sessions and sessions on admissions requirements for internal and prospective students, virtually and in person.

Work closely with specific departments on recruitment initiatives; attend recruitment functions of high schools, colleges, community fairs, partner events.

Develop a network with external businesses, churches, and other agencies, to promote HCC programs.

Host recruiting fairs and similar outreach events throughout the year to attract new students to HCC; support Mobile Go recruitment activities and District sponsored Outreach and Recruitment events.

Maintain an accurate log within the CRM of personal touchpoints and engagement activities with prospective and applicants.

Identify and coordinate assessment procedures for individuals entering HCC programs.

Manage a caseload of prospects and applicants; generate and distribute recruitment reports via the CRM.

Collaborate with the Office of Public Information to develop marketing materials.

Prepare the colleges' admission staff and COEs, utilizing presentation and promotional materials, COEs for college recruitment fairs, conferences, and related outreach events.

Perform other duties, tasks, and assignments as required.


Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 3 years directly related experience working with a diverse population preferred.
  • Higher Education work experience preferred
  • Experience with a CRM product preferred
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Banner, or other student systems preferred

Licensing & Certification
  • Valid Texas Driver License

Special Skills
  • MS Office Programs
  • Information Management Systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and oratorical skills
  • Use data to make informed decisions

  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Driving Continuous Improvement
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Thinking Critically
  • Managing Change
  • Communicating Effectively

Working Conditions

General office. May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator. Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

You will find a collaborative, collegial atmosphere at HCC; one in which you will receive strong support at the highest levels of administration. Our leaders foster a positive work environment through empowerment of team members and direct reports.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator

Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

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