Regional Admissions Representative, Houston 495055

Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Regional Admissions Representative, Houston 495055

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 495055

Department: Enrollment Services

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Job Summary:
Lamar University admissions counselors are responsible for recruiting prospective students by promoting Lamar University programs to undergraduate students, pre-admission advisement and matriculation to ensure enrollment goals are met. This position will live and work in the Houston Metropolitan Area and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment

Job Responsibilities:
  • Recruit prospective students by providing accurate and timely pre-admission advisement to prospective students, parents, families and other members of the public
  • Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Lamar University with students in groups, one-on-one, and during on and off campus events to increase community awareness
  • Working directly with area high schools, technical centers, businesses, and other constituencies in activities designed to prepare students for college and enrollment at LU
  • Facilitating the pre-admission and conversion process through various sales methods to include, but not limited to: automated and personalized communication, high school visits, pre-screened cold calling, presentations, etc.
  • Assisting prospective students, and their families with the ApplyTexas Application, Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) and other pre-college preparation requirements
  • Maintaining and expanding prospective student recruitment through lead generation, prospect guidance, and matriculation assistance
  • Researching prospective student history, following through on leads, and maintaining records on assigned recruiting territory
  • Attending events and making presentations to communicate with prospective students and their parents in an effort to promote Lamar University and its programs
  • Evaluating prospective student needs and building productive relationships by providing individualized assistance with educational goal identification, program selection, payment/financial aid planning, and paths degree and/or certificate completion
  • Corresponding professionally with students offering advice, resources, or referral to other campus resources
  • Advising the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment on significant matters and supporting other members of the team in meeting goals and expectations
  • Contributes information and supports team efforts by accomplishing goals, monitoring competition and reactions from prospective students
  • Addressing issues and inquiries from prospective students, parents, families and other members of the public in a timely and professional manner
  • Participating in staff development programs and campus functions. Make recommendations regarding the web site and publications to promote campus visit programs
  • Work with recruitment leadership to develop communication plans as a follow-up to campus visits
  • Attend various functions that merit Lamar University's attendance (i.e. scholarship award ceremonies)
  • Preforms all other essential duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Valid Driver’s license required
    • Experience recruiting a diverse and varied student populations including low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education preferred
    • Sales experience and familiarity with customer relationship management systems, relationship selling, and other sales techniques preferred

    Required knowledge Skills/Abilities:
    • Contacts with coworkers from other organizational units of the University
    • Tact and judgment are requirements in obtaining or giving information of a confidential nature
    • Comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization
    • Demonstrated time-management skills, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse populations
    • Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and demonstrated skills in oral and written communication
    • Presentation and Public Speaking skills

    • Admissions Counselors are expected to travel extensively within Lamar University’s recruitment zones. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

    Security Sensitive Statement:
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary: $34,476

    Work Hours:

    Posting Date: 06/13/2017

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:

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    Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.