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Admission Specialist

Columbus State University

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Admission Specialist

Job ID: 233919
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Columbus State University has an opening for an Admission Specialist in the Office of Admissions. This position is responsible for receiving and reviewing applications for admissions from prospective students, evaluating academic transcripts, test scores, and other admission documentation, and counseling students and families on the admission and enrollment process.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: receiving and reviewing applications for admission from prospective students; using current and appropriate admissions policies and procedures to determine eligibility for acceptance to the University; recording appropriate standardized testing scores; requesting missing scores; evaluating transcripts, credits, and standardized testing scores; communicating with applicants, students, and families though telephone, e-mail, and face-to face meetings in the Office of Admissions; following through on pending files to ensure all required documents for acceptance to the University are received; recording and maintaining of student files in compliance with FERPA; supporting front-line staff by responding to students who call or visit Enrollment Services; assisting with campus visitation for prospective students; performing highest level of customer service to students, parents, faculty and staff members; and all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years' experience in an office environment or customer service, preferably in Higher Education. The successful candidate must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills; the ability to read and interpret admissions policies and procedures and appropriately apply them with regard to accepting or denying admission to the University; initiative, sound judgment, discretion, and confidentiality in performing duties; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, administrators, faculty members, and others; the ability to maintain accurate records, assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports; and a demonstrated proficiency with using a personal computer and software packages (i.e. e-mail, imaging, and Microsoft Office).

Preferred Qualifications
An Associate's or Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in an office environment or customer service in Higher Education is preferred.

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary range for this position is $24,882 - $27,993 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Special Applicant Instructions
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.

To apply, visit

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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