SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Admission Counselor is responsible for increasing enrollment of qualified undergraduate students and meeting yearly enrollment goals for Schreiner University. The Admission Counselor’s primary tasks are to generate inquiries, applications, interviews, campus visits and commitment fees for all student populations in assigned market area(s). Additional responsibilities include developing leads, attaining goals for market area(s), meeting with parents and students on or off campus, visiting feeder schools, community colleges, hospitals and attending college day/night programs. Tele-counseling is required to develop leads during the recruiting season and peak periods. The Admission Counselor communicates the features and benefits of attending Schreiner University and demonstrates how financial aid creates access to such an education. The Admission Counselor meets and advises Online RN to BSN and LVN students through the enrollment process and academic advising.
- Represent Schreiner University in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
- Responsible for meeting yearly enrollment goals for assigned market area(s).
- Increase the number of qualified enrolled students by persistently communicating with and servicing a dynamic population of prospective and admitted students.
- Disseminate information relative to admission, transfer credit, scholarships, financial aid, and academic advising.
- Primary online RN to BSN advisor through the course of the degree plan.
- Support the planning and implementation of new recruitment initiatives as it pertains to the online RN and BSN and LVN programs.
- Cooperate, collaborate and communicate professionally and effectively with diverse constituencies, including faculty, staff, administrators, students, parents and counselors.
- Coordinate with admission and financial aid staff to ensure a student’s successful transition into the RN to BSN or LVN programs.
- Counsel students on undergraduate admission and financial aid processes
- Evaluate transcripts for incoming students.
- Process admission decisions, evaluate transfer credits, advise students regarding the financial aid process, and personalized degree audits.
- Ensure that all required documents are on file before (1) admitting, (2) sending to the Registrar for transfer evaluation, or (3) forwarding to the Director of the Learning Support Services Program.
- Represent Schreiner University at college day/night programs, receptions, alumni events, and all other approved functions.
- Market on-campus programs to students while assisting in the planning and implementation of recruiting events such as Schreiner Saturday, Juniors in June, information sessions and other activities.
- Maintain regular contact with prospective students through visits, email, written communication, telephone calls and other contact.
- Successfully complete recruitment of students in assigned market area(s), reporting requirements, and timely lead follow-up to reach performance levels.
- Establish relationships with all stakeholders in assigned market area(s).
- Assume added projects and responsibilities as required by the Director of Admission.
- Facilitate communication among employees, students and management through interpersonal and professional communication techniques.
- Maintain the highest level of confidentiality concerning all matters in the Office of Admission and Financial Aid and adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
- Must be able to travel extensively. Overnight travel for approximately eight (8) weeks throughout the year is expected.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
- Four-year college degree or higher
- Bi-lingual English and Spanish preferred
- Willingness to work weekends and weekend hours to meet job requirements.
- Strong computer skills required. Must have the ability to use the Internet, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Calendar).
- Demonstrated proficiency using a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
- Ability to adjust, adapt and persist regardless of setbacks.
- Possess an enthusiastic and positive attitude with a strong desire to serve others.
- Possess extensive job knowledge in college admission related work and understands the role it plays in serving the institutional mission.
- Ability and willingness to travel.
- Ability to set goals, organize and prioritize daily activities, exercise necessary follow-up, and be detail oriented.
- Ability to work independently to meet job requirements.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to listen attentively, convey understanding and persuasively communicate the value of Schreiner’s education to various constituencies.
- Sales ability to “close”
- Use of sound judgment, maturity and responsibility.
- Driving is required, therefore, candidate must have a valid Texas driver’s license, related insurance and good driving record.