Admissions Counselor

Odessa, TX
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title:

Admissions Counselor





Job Description:

The Admissions Counselor provides advanced professional knowledge, advice and counseling skills regarding the institutional student admission and recruitment process. Responsible to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll academically qualified traditional or non-traditional students in accordance with the philosophy of the University. The ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

1. Identifies, recruits, and enrolls prospective students in a designated market; manages a recruitment territory; develops recruitment strategies; plans and arranges all phases of regional and local travel; conducts office-based contact by mail and phone with students, and parents if applicable; may make reservations.
2. Responsible for specific recruiting territories and/or special populations or campaigns for prospective students; is responsible for maintaining contact with a variety of constituencies in those areas, such as alumni, prospective students and their parents and school counselors.
3. Processes Admissions applications, including the calculation of GPA evaluation and articulation of transcripts amd and makes recommendations and/or decisions on applications for admission in conjunction with other counselors and the Associate Director of New Student Recruitment.
4. Organizes and attends Admissions events, supports and attends University special events and programs, both on and off campus to identify, attract and ultimately recruit students for the University.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions.

SCHEDULE: This is an exempt position and your expected work schedule is Monday through Friday. As an exempt employee your schedule may vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening and weekends to meet the needs of the department.

The incumbent is expected to have or possess:
1. Ability to handle highly confidential material, understanding that all University information should only be disclosed to others who have a need to know, for legitimate business reasons.
2. Exemplary customer skills, including dealing effectively with the students, faculty, staff, and general public both in person and over the telephone. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, colleagues, students and members of the University staff. Ability to relate professionally and positively in a stressful environment.
3. Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects with skill and great attention to detail, extraordinary customer service orientation, and enthusiasm for the work of coordinating a distinctive campus visit program for University of Texas Permian Basin.
4. Possess the ability to communicate accurate information related to University of Texas Permian Basin curriculum, academic and operational policies and procedures. Ability to provide effective dynamic presentations and speak in front of both small and large groups of people. Demonstrate good public speaking skills.
5. Ability to effectively express ideas effectively in oral and written form. Competence to compose and edit correspondence, proposals and reports that may require the ability to relay complex or adverse information with tact and diplomacy.
6. Has advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Specifically, Word, Excel and Outlook) to implement, develop, and maintain computer based business operations. Self-motivated to stay current with emerging office technologies and recommend and implement improvements.
7. Confer regularly with immediate supervisor, other department/University personnel, and/or various firms/organizations/individuals external to the University to exchange information and resolve problems.
8. Ability to accept and provide effective supervision, assignments, change and correction.
9. Possess a valid unencumbered driver’s license and able to travel extensively for the University.
10. Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Texas Board of Regents, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Required Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s Degree required.
2. Have a minimum of one (1) year of work experience working in college admissions or related field.
3. Must possess excellent presentation, communication, organizational, and relationship-building skills and has the propensity for superior judgment and discretion.
4. Able to travel locally and nationally to fulfill the duties of this position.
5. Possess a valid unencumbered driver’s license and able to travel extensively for the University.
6. The ability to pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those who are fluent (verbal and in writing) in both English and Spanish.

Physical Demands:

Physical strength/endurance to enable him/her to perform/participate in the following activities:
1. Physically able to lift various materials up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. While performing required job tasks, physically able to bend, crouch and reach continuously.
3. While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. While performing required job tasks, physically able walk around campus which could include going up and down stairs 25% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform typing, operate a computer and other office equipment, to perform filing, and related job responsibilities.
6. This position requires frequent travel, overnight stays and the ability to drive.

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