Admissions Counselor (March 2019)

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Admissions Counselor (March 2019)

Location:
Lexington, VA
Open Date:
Mar 22, 2019
Description:

As members of the undergraduate admissions staff, Admissions Counselors work closely with others on the staff to implement recruitment activities in support of the University’s annual enrollment goals. Responsibilities include managing a recruitment territory and travel schedule, conducting group information sessions and interviews, and evaluating admission applications. Other duties will be assigned based on the selected candidate’s background and skills.

The Admissions Office seeks to fill two Admissions Counselor positions. The anticipated start date for these positions is July 1.

STATUS: Full-Time, 12 Months, With Benefits
WORK HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday with 8-10 weeks of travel, evening and weekend hours during recruitment season.
FLSA: Exempt
ANTICIPATED STARTING SALARY: $44,000 / annual

Essential and Related Functions:

  • Frequently corresponds with prospective students, their parents, secondary school personnel, alumni, and others, answering their questions and providing counsel about the admission process and W&L programs and opportunities.
  • Interviews prospective students and conducts group information sessions.
  • Responsible for seasonal recruitment travel consisting of a combination of high school visits, college fairs, receptions, and information sessions.
  • Evaluates admission applications and recommends admission decisions. Notates reasons for recommendation.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Competencies:

  • Plan and Coordinate - Sets clear goals, prioritizes work plans and monitors progress regularly with an eye for detail. Organizes situations or events with the aim of efficiently and effectively using the University's resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.). Makes an effort to involve others in planning and decision-making (i.e., seeks their input and commitment).
  • Technical Skills - Demonstrates knowledge of professional-level concepts, applies skills over a broad scope of work and is adept at handling complex tasks and problems independently. Understands how functions and services across the University are interdependent and how they impact goals. Encourages continuous improvement of work methods and techniques by sharing success stories and lessons learned. Actively reviews development opportunities and seeks to learn about relevant tools, systems or technologies.
  • Results Focused - Adapts to other people's approach (e.g., work habits, learning styles, etc.). Keeps focused on goals despite challenges and helps others achieve their own by removing obstacles. Demonstrates initiative to accept new challenges and learn new procedures. Consistently thinks ahead, prepares and is able to implement contingency plans to avoid problems.
  • Communication and Relations - Able to effectively adapt communication style, method and level of detail to the needs of others. Consistently treats others in a manner that demonstrates a keen awareness and understanding of their needs. Acts as a role model by being able to work comfortably with people of differing work-styles, backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender.
  • Teamwork/Team Development - Sets personal and professional goals that support broader work group goals. Listens attentively to ideas and concerns of others and makes others feel heard and appreciated. Gives credit and recognition to work group member's contributions when objectives are met, and makes suggestions to enhance work efficiencies.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and the willingness to commit to the position for a minimum of two years are required. Strong communication and writing skills and demonstrated organizational abilities are expected. The successful candidate will be both willing and able to work as part of a successful admissions team, yet will be capable of creative self-direction.

Physical Requirements:

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Working Conditions:

The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

Types of Work:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references in addition to completing the online application.

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/28/2019
Application Due: 5/1/2019
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