SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Admission Counselor’s primary task is 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 high schools and community colleges, and attending college day/night programs. Telecounseling is required to develop leads during the recruiting season and peak periods. The Admission Counselor communicates the features and benefits of attending a four-year liberal arts university and demonstrates how financial aid creates access to such an education
- Represent Schreiner University in the most professional and ethical manner at all times.
- Possesses extensive job knowledge in college admission related work and understands the role it plays in serving the institutional mission.
- Communicate effectively with admission staff and also assist with office planning and problem solving.
- Coordinates with admission and financial aid staff to insure a student’s successful transition from high school to college or from another college to Schreiner.
- Counsels students on undergraduate admission and financial aid processes
- Evaluate transcripts of high school seniors.
- 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.
- Maintain regular contact with prospective students through visits, email, written communication, telephone calls and other contact.
- Successfully completes recruitment of students in assigned market area(s), reporting requirements, and timely lead follow-up to reach performance levels.
- Establish relationships with all stakeholders, including guidance counselors, in assigned market area(s).
- Assume added projects and responsibilities as required by the Associate Dean of Enrollment Services.
- Facilitate communication among employees, students and management through interpersonal and professional communication techniques. Keeps up-to-date in communications.
- 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.
- Markets on-campus programs to students while assisting in the planning and implementation of recruiting events such as Schreiner Saturday, Juniors in June, and other activities.
- Overnight travel for approximately eight (8) weeks throughout the year is expected.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Four-year college degree or higher.
- Bi-lingual English and Spanish preferred.
- Computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Schedule), Internet, Email, or student information system.
- Self-starter with high achiever attitude.
- Enthusiastic and positive attitude.
- Goal setter.
- Strong desire to “serve” students and parents
- Able and willing to travel.
- Creates relations and goodwill with university stakeholders
- Ability to organize and prioritize daily activities, exercise necessary follow up, and be detail oriented.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and public relation skills.
- Sales ability to “close”.
- Understanding of relationship and integrated marketing concepts.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
- High confidentiality level required.
- Use of sound judgment, maturity and responsibility.
- Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, related insurance and good driving record.
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