Admissions Counselor, Department of Admissions

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-11
Req: R0003329
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Job Description Summary

Serves as a voting member of the Admissions Committee responsible for the recruitment and selection of applicants to the Wake Forest University. This is a two-year position that may be eligible for continuation.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Creates and conducts daily group admissions information sessions for prospective students and parents as the sole presenter; updates and revises the presentation in conjunction with integrated marketing initiatives.
  • Conducts admissions interviews; imparts information to prospective students and parents; evaluates the applicant's suitability for admission; counsels concerns of course selection, extra-curricular pursuits, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.
  • Collects data; plans and executes admissions travel to specified geographical regions serving as an admissions representative and liaison to secondary schools and students. Determines how best to disseminate information to specific markets and tailors admissions activities accordingly.
  • Educates and updates guidance professionals and prospective students concerning the University's mission, characteristics, and accomplishments; evaluates effectiveness of travel and makes adjustments for subsequent visits.
  • Coordinates and serves as a representative for admissions receptions in metropolitan areas involving Wake Forest alumni, faculty, and administrators.
  • Reads and evaluates over 2,000 admissions applications annually in a highly selective environment; sits on the admissions committee as a full voting member making subjective evaluations of applicants; critiques complex admissions essays and evaluates candidates' demonstrated talents, character, and potential contributions; contacts secondary guidance professionals or recommenders to solicit clarification or additional information concerning applicants.
  • Plans and oversees the implementation of special campus recruitment programs; assigns duties to staff and volunteers; determines budgetary needs; ensures that each program stays within budget.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of Wake Forest academic and extracurricular programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Knowledge of budget development and management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and other relevant software.
  • Ability to travel extensively.
  • Ability to present and display professional demeanor at all times.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • WFU graduate within the last two academic years with a strong academic record and wide range of collegiate co-curricular experience.


  • Responsible for own work.
  • Budgetary responsibilities.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/12/2021
Application Due: 8/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time