Admissions Counselor

Columbia, SC
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00255PO18 Classification Title Student Services Program Coordinator II Internal Title Admissions Counselor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Undergraduate Admissions Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $32,838 Advertised Salary Range $32,838 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

8:30am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday
Overtime and extensive travel required.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Student Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director for In-State Recruitment, the Admissions Counselor covers the major aspects of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment of new students to USC. The Admissions Counselor represents the University to prospective students and guidance counselors when they visit USC, write or call the Admissions Office, and when they require special programs or individual counseling. The counselor implements recruiting strategies year-round within a geographic or demographic area that s/he manages, which includes extensive travel. The Admissions Counselor reviews and makes decisions on applications for admissions to USC; additionally, s/he reviews applications for the University's top scholarship programs. Another role of the Admissions Counselor is to serve as liaison with other campus offices and academic units of the University. The overall purpose of the Admissions Counselor is to take an active role in proposing new and creative ideas to ensure that prospective students have been personally, effectively, and knowledgeably served, while working for the highest yield of enrolled students from the admitted group.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters degree in Student Services or related field, or bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience.

Overtime and extensive travel required.

Preferred Qualifications

Background experience in admissions, public relations, or another student personnel area desired. Preference will be given to those who currently live in the existing geographic market and have knowledge of the local secondary schools.


Must relate well to people, have an engaging personality, and be able to speak with confidence in front of groups. Knowledge of secondary and post-secondary school systems desired. Must be able to read and evaluate academic credentials. Must be able to operate a personal computer. Must be able to make public presentations to groups, counsel individuals and maintain confidentiality of student credentials. Will be required to organize special programs. Will be required to travel alone in assigned geographic location. Must be able to drive during the day as well as at night. Must be able to make public presentations before large groups of people. Must have strong writing skills.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 03/05/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Master's degree in Student Services or a related field, OR a Bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Briefly state why you are interested in this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you available to work occasional overtime on nights and week-ends?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3


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