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Senior Admissions Counselor (Ashtabula Campus)

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Closing date
Jul 20, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job Title:

Senior Admissions Counselor (Ashtabula Campus)

Physical Location:

Ashtabula Campus - Ashtabula, OH


$43,000 - $45,000

Basic Function:

Responsible for representing Kent State University to prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts. Develops and implements recruiting initiatives that support application and enrollment goals, as well as conducts holistic review of first-year student applications. Responsible for planning and implementing recruitment activities including high school visits, area receptions, and individual meetings. Reports to Senior Assistant Director of Admissions or designated administrator.

Additional Basic Function - if applicable:

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Work directly with students/families, high school and independent counselors, community colleges, and community-based organizations to expand and build Kent State's national outreach.

Manage recruitment territory by creating and executing a territory strategic plan that includes recruitment strategies, tactics, resource requests, external messaging, events/programs that will help to achieve overall enrollment goals.

Provide individual and group presentations to prospective students, parents, high school guidance counselors, and community college partners, on the admissions processes, policies, financial aid/scholarship options, campus housing, academic, and co-curricular experiences.

Develop and implement recruiting initiatives and follow-up to meet application and enrollment goals, as well as conduct holistic review of first-year student applications.

Serve as a primary point of contact for financial aid processes, support, and understanding for prospective students and families.

Perform work on various special projects and assignments, including, but not limited to, admission publications, customer relationship management (CRM) software, communications, reporting, functions of application processing, and admission file review.

Develop and maintain professional relationships with high school counselors and community college counselors in the region.

Coordinate and partner with Kent State Alumni on strategies for recruitment and outreach to prospective students and families.

May supervise students and provide functional guidance to Admissions Counselors, support staff, and other employees who work on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties - if applicable:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience.


Knowledge Of:

Standard university recruiting and admissions practices

Sales and/or territory management techniques

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Skill In:

Verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills *

Personal computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite

Ability To:

Work in a collaborative and effective manner with students, alumni, diverse families, administrators, and faculty

Work and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Manage a complicated daily, weekly, and monthly schedule with recurring important professional commitments on and off-campus

Exercise independent judgment and autonomy regarding work planning

Travel regionally and/or nationally *

Work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends *

Preferred Qualifications - if applicable:

Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling

Detail-oriented with strong oral and written communication skills

Experience within an institution of higher education

Knowledge of university-specific CRM systems; preferably Slate


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. May require occasional travel on and off-campus.

Working Schedule:

Additional Information:

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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