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Admissions Counselor - Ongoing Recruitment (13048)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIU Edwardsville Main Campus
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Position Title:Admissions Counselor - Ongoing Recruitment (13048) Department:650456 - Admissions Job Category:Administrative/Professional - Ongoing Recruitment Location:SIU Edwardsville Main Campus Job Posting Description:

SIUE Office of Admissions is accepting applications for open recruitment for potential future openings for Admissions Counselor. This listing does not represent an actual current vacancy; rather it allows interested persons to apply for this title for expected future vacancies. The department will continue to review applicants as they submit their materials and contact qualified individuals if and when positions come available.

The Admissions Counselor is a vital member of the SIUE’s Admissions department, providing counsel and advice to prospective students and their families while guiding them through the enrollment process. As the Admissions Counselor, this position is the first impression for many potential students. The Counselor must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and relate well to prospective and continuing students as well as administration, faculty, and staff.

Additionally, the Admissions Counselor will conduct various public presentations representing the University at college day/night programs at high schools, colleges, and college fairs. These outreach efforts focus on increasing enrollment by attracting academically strong students from diverse backgrounds who value citizenship and integrity. Due to the professional duties of this position, evening and weekend hours may be required. Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the department’s mission and goals.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit:

To Apply for this Vacancy:
Click the “Apply for Position” button at the top of the job description page. This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account or create a new account, only create a new account if you have NEVER done so previously. After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete the required SIUE application documents for each individual position.

Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system:
-Cover Letter
-Unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE. All candidates must provide transcripts for educational qualification verification and/or course work assessment.
-List of at least three professional references with current contact information.

When uploading your required documents, please ensure you attach them to the correct position using the drop down box. Failure to follow this step may keep Hiring Managers from reviewing your materials.

Applicants also need to complete the full Administrative / Professional application forms package located under the Applicant Profile box in HireTouch. Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree.
-Excellent verbal, written communication and technical skills are essential.
-Excel in relationship-building and organizational skills, be able to multitask, work independently and as a team player, and have an aptitude for detail-oriented tasks.
-Ability to communicate with individuals from varying backgrounds.
-Understand and adhere to the Statement of Practices and Courtesies for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), as well as both the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC) and the Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC).
-Candidate must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Two (2) years of experience in a college or university setting in admissions, counseling, communication and/or public relations.

Posting Salary:$2,583.33 Monthly ($31,000 Annual), excellent benefits package. Posting Start Date:12/13/2021 Required Documents:Cover Letter, References, Resume, Transcripts


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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