Admissions Counselor, Rio Grande Valley #443349

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Admissions Counselor, Rio Grande Valley #443349



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Admissions and Recruitment

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Job Summary:
Lamar University admissions counselors are responsible for recruiting prospective students by promoting Lamar University programs to undergraduate students, pre-admission advisement and matriculation to ensure enrollment goals are met. The admissions counselor should be well versed in networking, undergraduate degree programs, and the college course numbering system. Lamar University is currently hiring admissions counselors in the Houston area. The admissions counselor reports directly to the Assistant Director of Recruitment.

Job Responsibilities:
•Recruit prospective students by roving accurate and timely-pre-admission advisement to prospective students, parents, families and other members of the public.
•Network with contacts in junior colleges, community colleges, technical institutions of higher learning, who already have a signed memorandum of understanding, to help establish an articulation agreement (program to program) with departments.
•Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Lamar University with students in groups, one-on-one, and during on and off campus events to increase community awareness.
•Working directly with high schools, community colleges, technical centers, businesses, community-based organizations, and other constituencies in activities designed to prepare students for an easier transition to a Lamar University four-year program.
•Facilitating the pre-admission and conversion process through various sales methods to include, but not limited to: automated and personalized communication, community college visits, pre-screened cold calling, presentations, etc.
•Assisting prospective students and their families with the ApplyTexas application, the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA), and other items that are needed to undergraduate students.
•Maintaining and expanding prospective student recruitment through lead generation, prospect guidance, and matriculation assistance.
•Researching prospective student history, following though on leads, and maintaining records on assigned recruiting territory.
•Attending events and making presentations to communicate with prospective students and their families to promote Lamar University and its programs.
•Evaluating prospective student needs and building productive relationships by providing individualized assistance with educational goal identification, program selection, payment/financial aid planning, and paths degree and/or certificate completion.
•Corresponding professionally with students offering advice, resources, or referral to other campus resources.
•Advising the Assistant Director of Recruitment on significant matters and supporting other members of the team in meeting foals and expectations.
•Contributes information and supports team efforts by accomplishing goals, monitoring competition and reactions from prospective students.
•Addressing issues and inquiries from prospective students, parents, families, and other members of the public in a timely and professional manner.
•Participating in staff development programs and campus functions. Mae recommendations regarding the website and publications to promote campus visit programs.
•Work with recruitment leadership to develop communication plans as a follow-up to campus visits.
•Attend various functions that merit Lamar University’s attendance.
•Performs all other essential duties as assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
•Contacts with coworkers from other organizational units of the University.
•Bilingual Required
•Tact and judgement are requirements in obtaining or giving information of a confidential nature.
•Comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgement and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.
•Demonstrated time-management skills, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines.
•Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse populations.
•Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
•Presentation and public speaking skills.
•Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift objects that weigh 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations

•Bachelor’s degree required
•Valid driver’s license required
•Experience recruiting a diverse and varied student population including low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education preferred.
•Sales experience and familiarity with customer relationship management systems, relationship selling, and other sales techniques preferred.
•Preference given to candidates having direct experience at Lamar University as a successful and active student

•Admissions Counselors are expected to travel extensively within Lamar University’s recruitment zones. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

This position will live and work in the Rio Grande Valley area.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time