Admissions Counselor

Main Campus, Fairmont
Mar 08, 2018
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and Responsibilities Primarily responsible for the recruitment of traditional and non-traditional students for Pierpont Community & Technical College. The position requires extensive travel to college and career fairs in the 13 county service region. Public speaking and providing follow-up assistance to prospective students and parents is required. Works in all aspects of managing the enrollment of all students at Pierpont Community & Technical College; visits high schools, vocational schools, and other community locations to recruit new students; counsels students and parents about academic programs, admissions requirements and procedures, financial aid application process, career goals and course selection; represents Pierpont Community and Technical College, by participating in on and off-campus recruiting events and workshops; assists in the development and implementation of a strategic recruitment plan to increase adult student enrollment; maintains contact with high school guidance counselors and other community contacts to deal with their concerns and questions; sets recruiting itinerary and makes all necessary arrangements to facilitate travel and meet job obligations; coordinates campus visits for various individuals and groups including high school students, parents, and adult students; provides input for revisions of departmental brochures and informational/recruiting materials; maintains a thorough knowledge of all academic programs and philosophies in addition to student, faculty and administrative functions; operates a personal computer for data entry and retrieval. Frequent travel; frequent evening and weekend hours required.

Minimum Required Education Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, as determined by HR).

Required Licenses and/or Certifications N/A

Type and Amount of Experience Needed Over six and up to twelve months of experience; however, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience is acceptable which provides an applicant the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities and the capability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in a related field. Previous admissions and recruiting experience. One year experience in recruiting adult students is strongly preferred.

Special Conditions

Notes To Applicants All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted. Please note that candidates invited to interview are required to bring copies of all academic transcripts to the interview event.