Admissions Counselor

Employer
Florida Southern College
Location
Lakeland, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Admissions Counselor
Job type
Full TimeLocation
Department
AdmissionsSalary
$0.00 per year

Admissions Counselor

Posted on10/6/2021

Accepting applications

About this position

JOB SUMMARY: As a member of the Office of Admissions recruitment team, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for meeting or exceeding the freshman recruitment goal for an assigned geographical territory. The incumbent will articulate the mission and values of the College to prospective students and families, and become thoroughly familiar with academic majors, campus activities, and all other aspects of student life at Florida Southern College that impact the recruitment of new students to the campus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Represent the College at college fairs, high school visits, student/parent receptions, and other events as needed.
2. Develop and maintain relationships with guidance counselors at designated high schools within territory.
3. Provide admission counseling to prospective students and their parents through all phases of the admissions and financial aid processes.
4. Maintain accurate and up-to-date student prospect database.
5. Conduct interviews and presentations with prospective students and their families.
6. Conduct initial application readings and admissions file review.
7. In addition to recruitment and territory management responsibilities, the Admissions Counselor will also represent the Office of Admissions at all on campus recruitment events, including but not limited to, open house events, scholars weekends, preview days, accepted student days, and registration and orientation events.
8. Contribute to the overall success of the Admissions department by performing all other duties as assigned by the Senior Assistant and/or Associate Director.

About our ideal candidate

EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
2. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to clear a driver history check with a clean record.
3. Ability to articulate the mission of the College and the value of a liberal arts education.
4. Ability to establish priorities, set deadlines, and meet goals.
5. Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and lift up to 30 pounds.
2. Must be able to operate a vehicle for frequent travel using incumbent’s own vehicle.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
1. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the typical office environment.
3. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
4. Scope of the job requires frequent consecutive overnight and weekend travel, primarily during the fall and spring semesters. Local travel of up to 50%.

About us

The College's health and wellness plans along with generous paid time-off benefits are in addition to rewarding employee benefits such as the tuition grant and 403(b) plan.

The employee tuition grant is a remarkable benefit that covers the cost of 100% of the College's tuition for dependent children of faculty and staff who have been employed with the college fulltime for one year. Employees can also take advantage of the benefit for themselves.

The Defined Contribution Retirement Plan is a 403(b) plan in which the college automatically contributes 7% of the eligible employee's earnings into a retirement fund whether the employee chooses to participate or not. The account has a comprehensive investment portfolio and allows the employee to control their investment choices. At 6 years of service, the employer contribution amount is elevated to 10%. Employees can choose to participate through pre-tax payroll deductions when ready!

Florida Southern College is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring, campus life, and intellectual engagement and welcomes applications from all interested candidates. The college actively seeks a wide variety of candidates and enthusiastically looks to diversify our workforce.

Florida Southern College has a strong commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. The college recruits, hires, trains, transfers, promotes and compensates individuals and makes all personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law.

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022.” The 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction guidebook praises Florida Southern’s AACSB accredited Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise alongside the College’s School of Education and its Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets&Quants, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, and The Princeton Review further laud the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences as foremost programs in the nation for business and nursing education. Home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, FSC has appeared on The Princeton Review’s top 20 “Most Beautiful Campus” national listing for 12 consecutive years. Connect with Florida Southern College.

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