Graduate Admissions Counselor

Job description



This position is focused on the recruitment and yield of full and part-time graduate students.




  • Promptly respond to student inquiries regarding the University and our program offerings.
  • Conduct mostly telephone and occasional personal interviews to help prospective students identify their interests and choose a degree program that fits their personal and career goals.
  • Follow-up with prospective students/applicants and record results in the database to ensure excellent customer service throughout the enrollment process.
  • Carries out the recruitment and enrollment strategies for graduate students.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts of the graduate admission program including, but not limited to developing and curating content targeted at communicating FVSU's brand message and value proposition to prospective and current students via web, social media, and other multimedia platforms.
  • Participates in on and off-campus recruitment events.
  • Processes graduate admission applications.
  • Serves in the capacity of DSO (designated school official) or PDSO (principal designated school official), and provides support and services to international students.
  • Execute communication plans for graduate programs including, but not limited to, telephone outreach, email and direct mail to prospective and current students.
  • Facilitates the financial aid process for prospective graduate students.
  • Maintains a collaborative relationship with relevant campus units.
  • Collaborates with college and program faculty to ensure processes and standards are maintained.
  • Maintains recruiting database and follow up tracking system.
  • Provides weekly, monthly, and other reports as requested.
  • Supervises and assists in pre-advisement and orientation services as needed
  • Maintains confidentiality of student information and records.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act guidelines.
  • Knowledge of college recruitment principles.
  • Knowledge of financial aid processes.
  • Knowledge of Fort Valley State University admissions policies.
  • Knowledge of FVSU academic and other programs.
  • Knowledge of recruitment programs and strategies.
  • Skill in collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Executive Director of Admissions and Recruitment assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.



Guidelines include the University System of Georgia Academic and Student Affairs Handbook, the Board of Regents Policy Manual, the FVSU Graduate catalog, and Admissions Office policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.




  • The work consists of varied recruitment and admissions counseling duties. Travel requirements contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to recruit prospective students and to process graduate student applications for admission. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of graduate student admission processes




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other university staff, students, applicants, parents, high school guidance counselors, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to provide services.




  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office. The work requires frequent travel.




This position does not provide any supervision.




  • Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of related experience required.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Experience with providing international student services and processing visas.
  • Familiarity with graduate admissions, academic and financial aid requirements.
  • Ability to work beyond regular work hours (evenings and weekends) as defined by department needs.
  • Ability to travel periodically during peak recruiting season (September through May), which may include overnight travel (approx. 30%).

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Job No: 1023866
Posted: 3/13/2019
Application Due: 5/11/2019
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