Admissions Counselor

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Job Title:

Admissions Counselor

Job Summary:

The Admissions Counselor serves as college ambassador for prospective students, applicants, and newly admitted students. Admission Counselors are responsible for identifying prospective students who meet or exceed the College’s admission requirements. Each counselor is responsible for managing their respective recruitment territory which includes extensive fall and spring travel. This will include approximately 6 to 8 weeks each recruitment season. The counselor guides prospective students and their parents through the application process. The counselor develops new relationships, while maintaining others with key constituencies in their territory. In addition, the counselor is responsible for assisting with all areas of admission including operational assignments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Assist with the planning and implementation of the admissions recruitment, application and yield activities. This includes marketing strategies, recruitment publications, recruitment travel, and analyzing and collecting data on territories
•Conduct campus tours, formal presentations, and information sessions on and off campus
•Conduct interviews of admission candidates as well as evaluate applicant credentials in recruitment territory
•Assist in evaluating major (feeder) recruitment territories
•Coordinate and/or assist as well as participate in a variety of campus programs and special events for prospective students and their families
•Assist the Associate Director and/or Assistant Director with all related activities such as first time, international and transfer student application evaluation
•Assist the operation staff with work load during peak periods
•Other specific responsibilities will vary but will include working directly with the Director, and Assistant Director, alumnae, faculty, and/or student groups in the recruitment process
•Work collaboratively with the Financial Aid Office as the point of contact
•Actively participate in professional development related to admissions and professional organizations

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required. Advanced degree and experience in an admission office are preferred.

This position requires extensive travel throughout the year. Incumbent must be willing to travel, possess the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, and possess a valid driver’s license.

Incumbent must have demonstrated experience in implementing programs, workshops, and strong organizational skills (with strong emphasis on detail and follow up on assignments). Must be assertive and able to work independently while meeting the goals of the office. Must be high energy and enthusiastic, extremely flexible, and willing to work long hours and weekends.

Incumbent must have ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from prospective students and parents, high school counselors, the Spelman community, and the general public which may include public/group speaking engagements. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business and professional journals. The duties also require the ability to write reports and business correspondence.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). In addition to writing letters, memos, and e-mails the incumbent may be required to create mail merges, flyers, brochures, spreadsheets containing formulas, and forms. Incumbent must have excellent typing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

College recruiting experience.

Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions :

Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, use hands to handle office supplies, operate computer and other office equipment, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to: reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to: stand, walk, stoop or climb, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.



% Travel Required:

50% - 75%

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EEO Statement:

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/20/2021
Application Due: 7/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time