Graduate Enrollment Counselor
Responsible for the recruitment, admission and enrollment of graduate, doctoral and certificate students to Texas Wesleyan University. Primary duties include visiting schools, colleges, universities, and/or organizations and meeting with prospective students, evaluating admission applications and assisting with special programs and projects as assigned. This position works closely with prospective new students in the support of the transition to Texas Wesleyan University.
Work with the Director of Graduate Admissions and Program Directors to develop, implement and coordinate program-centered strategic recruitment and engagement activities via establishing relationships with surrounding school districts, organizations, 4-year colleges and businesses relevant to degree/programs assigned.
Provide initial admission counseling to prospective students considering graduate programs at Texas Wesleyan. Assist prospective students in all steps of the application process including inquiry, applying, interview, admission and transition to enrolled student. Provide effective follow-up communication for prospective students and applicants. Occasional evening and weekend service hours will be required.
Review, process and evaluate applications and transcripts for faculty review and admission.
Track communication with prospective students and applicants through the CRM and provide weekly, monthly and year-end reports on program activity.
Provide support for campus tours, open houses, orientations and other recruitment events on campus for prospective students and their families. Assist in the planning and development for on-campus admissions programs. Support the enrollment team in giving admissions-related presentations to tour groups, school groups and prospective students. Evening and weekend recruitment activities are required.
Maintain a positive working relationship within the Texas Wesleyan community. Connect with students, faculty, staff and organizations in an effort for Texas Wesleyan to be known and accessible on each assigned campus or organization.
Assist with other recruitment efforts in the Office of Admissions as needed
Other duties as assigned by the Admissions Office.
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university required, master’s preferred.
Previous admissions and/or recruitment related experience strongly desired.
Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Demonstrated administrative ability to plan and execute programs and activities, to secure cooperation from individuals and organizations, and to coordinate the activities of such individuals and organizations.
Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current software programs.
Ability to demonstrate a cooperative attitude while working with a diverse student population.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining a high attention for details.
Strong organizational skills to work productively & efficiently to meet multiple deadlines.
Ability to work individually and within a team environment.
Ability to adhere to university & departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to be discrete handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to write standard correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to current and prospective students and University employees.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.