Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
Job Number: 2017346
Location: San Marcos
Department: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Recruitment Type: Open to All
Job Type: Full-Time
Monthly Salary: $3,166.67 + Commensurate with Experience
Job Category: Exempt
Availability to work evenings and/or weekends
Effective and accurate written communication skills
Attention to detail
Experience working with ethnically diverse student populations
Effective time management skills -prioritize multiple tasks and adhere to time action plans
Experience coordinating a variety of activities and working as part of a team
Experience working independently
Experience with computer systems and/or personal computer software programs (i.e. Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with social media in a professional setting
General knowledge of Texas State University
Two or more years of prior experience in college admission, higher education marketing, or closely related experience
An understanding of high school transcripts, college transcripts, or statistical reports
Experience developing and/or editing hard/soft copy publications
Experience working with web content and/or content management systems
Experience with Adobe software suite
Experience using analytics to inform social media strategies and measure results
Experience with event coordination
This position assists in the development, maintenance, and analysis of results of social media outreach, assists in the development of recruitment materials, campaign/communication flow planning, and the management of the website for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This position is also responsible for identifying, recruiting, and enrolling prospective students through extensive travel to Texas high schools and two-year colleges within an assigned territory; counseling prospective students and families in the college selection process. This includes assisting with university programming (campus visit days, bus trips and information sessions); reading admission files and making admission decisions; extensive contact and collaboration with high school and community college students, high school counselors, college advisors, university alumni and other community organizations; evaluating academic credentials; communicating admission decisions; assisting faculty and other departments in recruitment efforts; and completing other duties as assigned. Normal work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; some overnight, weekend and/or evening work is required.
Within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, responsibilities include assisting in the development, maintenance, and analysis of results of social media outreach; assisting with the editing and development of recruitment publications; assisting with the planning of the Undergraduate Admission communication flow; traveling within Texas to recruit new freshman and transfer students; counseling prospective students and parents; evaluating academic credentials; communicating admission decisions; implementing on- and off- campus recruitment programs; preparing correspondence and statistical reports; assisting faculty and other departments in recruitment efforts and other duties as assigned.
Additional Information to Applicants:
Applicant must have, or be able to obtain with 90 days of hiring, a valid Texas driver’s license and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the Texas State University driving standards systems.
You will be required to electronically attach a resume, a cover letter that addresses your ability to fulfill the required and preferred job qualifications for this posting, and a persuasive writing sample on any topic (five page maximum).
Applicant must be prepared to show proof of college graduation and a list of three references (two must be professionals).
No incomplete applications will be reviewed.
Job Open Date: 06/15/2017
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.
Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.
Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.
For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit jobs.hr.txstate.edu or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.
About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff
Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.
Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.
Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.
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