Admissions Counselor

Job description

Job Title:

Admissions Counselor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Admissions

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Division :

Academic Affairs

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Working Title :

Admissions Counselor

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Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

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Commensurate with Qualifications

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Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Undergraduate Admissions Office is responsible for identifying, attracting, recruiting, and enrolling students in sufficient numbers to meet the University’s enrollment projections while improving the academic profile of the incoming student population. The office annually processes approximately 36,000 applications for admission. These include freshmen, transfer, readmit, visitor, non-degree, precollege, and auditor students. In order to generate and process applications from these prospective students, the office is involved in many public relations, marketing, customer service, and other outreach activities to cultivate inquiries for additional information about ECU/application materials. These inquiries are received via mail, phone, email, and third party search sources and currently exceed well over 100,000 in quantity for one calendar year.

Job Duties :

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for supporting the recruitment of freshmen and transfer students to East Carolina University. The Admissions Counselor reports directly to the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at East Carolina University.

Responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic recruitment plan in a territory designated by the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment. Reports information related to the outcomes of recruitment initiatives to include budgetary impact and enrollment funnel data for the designated territory. Presents information sessions at East Carolina University and in high schools, community colleges, college fairs, community programs, and other special events. Advises and counsels prospective students and families on the educational opportunities at East Carolina University, admission criteria, policies, procedures, academic and major scholarship programs and student services within the university. Engages high school counselors and administrators to steward strong relationships with feeder and emerging schools. Travels in NC and other states 4-6 weeks per year. Participates in the holistic review of applications and makes recommendations for admission based on a comprehensive assessment of candidates. Assists in the development, maintenance and execution of the office’s communication plan for prospective and admitted students, online resources for internal and eternal constituents and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions handbook. Evaluates applications and participates in recruitment activities. Participates in regular professional development and training initiatives related to the recruiter and banner systems through which information is stored and managed. Represents the office of Undergraduate Admissions at university meetings and committees where appropriate. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment and/or the Director of Admissions.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and one year of related experience. Communication and interpersonal skills are imperative for this position.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Master’s degree.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Open Until Filled:


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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time