Admissions Counselor

Job description

Position Title::

Admissions Counselor

Position Number::


Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time



Posting Number::



EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category::


Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::


The employee is responsible for articulating the programs and services of Fayetteville State University to prospective students and their families, with a special emphasis on outreach to Hispanic-Latino individuals as well as managing the campus visitation program (daily visitation, open house programs, counselor programs, workshops etc). Additionally, the position is responsible for representing the university at high school visits, college night programs; coordinating group information sessions on campus as well as individual interviews; speaking before small and large groups; establishing good rapport with high school/college age students, high school counselors; working effectively with parents, alumni, faculty, and administrative staff. Also responsible for making admissions decisions and working with individual prospective students via correspondence e-mail and telephone. Extensive in-state and out-of-state travel required (minimum of 12 weeks per year). Weekend and evening work mandatory. Must have valid driver’s license.


Description of Work Continued::


Primary Purpose of the Position:

Travel extensively to represent the college at a variety of recruitment venues/programs; valid driver’s license required. Assist with the planning and implementation of recruitment and yield activities in the admissions office. Conduct interviews, tours and presentations on and off campus. Review application materials and recommend admission decisions. Develop and maintain correspondence with students, parents, alumni and other institutional officials & representatives. Compile quarterly and year-end reports. Serve as Co-Advisor to the Office of Admissions Bronco Student Ambassador Volunteer Organization. Assists with operational duties as needed and assigned. Willingness to work nights and weekends is required.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::


Bachelor’s Degree required

Must have the ability to render decisions based on the interpretation of program policy and procedures preferably at the collegiate level in student services. Strong communication skills, both written and oral are required.

The position requires a valid driver’s license.


Knowledge skills and abilities::


•Knowledge of enrollment process and associated cycles of tasks/responsibilities
•Knowledge of college academic offerings and support systems
•Must be detailed, multi-tasked and goal oriented.
•Must be extremely flexible and have the ability to adapt to change.
•Knowledge of financial options available to new students
•Must have strong interpersonal and customer skills
•Ability to process student information in designated student info system
•Ability to work collaboratively as team member
•Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines at times with minimal supervision
•Ability to work with diverse populations.
•Must have a commitment to exemplary customer service.


Preferred Qualifications::


Master’s degree

1-3 years of experience working in college admissions

Due to the current COVID19 Pandemic, the employee in this position may be expected to telework and work onsite. High speed internet access is required for successful teleworking.


Special Instructions to Applicants::


Please apply by February 10, 2021 for priority consideration


Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:


All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.


EEO Statement::


This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.


Veteran's Statement:


Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.





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Job No:
Posted: 2/10/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time