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Admissions Counselor

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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This position is responsible for a travel territory, recruiting qualified applicants for admission, and functions as both an outside recruiter and on-campus recruitment liaison. Primary responsibilities include attending college fairs, planning high school travel, developing relationships with high school guidance counselors, parents and prospective students that meet or exceed slated annual enrollment and outreach goals associated with the territory. The admissions counselor informs prospective high school students about Illinois Wesleyan programs, culture, mission, and life on campus; ensures that recruitment goals are met regarding applications, acceptances, and enrolled students; plans and executes special projects in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the Enrollment & Marketing department; reviews admissions applications, and evaluates credentials; encourages a healthy and productive working relationship between the Enrollment & Marketing department and other IWU offices.  This is a full time, on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and tuition assistance.




  • Manages recruitment territory in order to meet or exceed stated application and enrollment goals; attends college fairs, high school visits and other opportunities to share information with prospective students and families; initiates communication via texting, calling, emailing and other outreach; develops and maintains relationships with guidance counselors


    Understands the mission, vision, programs, majors and extracurricular offerings of IWU; interviews prospective students with recommendations for merit aid and acceptance; makes recommendations to AVP for Enrollment Management regarding admittance


    Completes and evaluates reports related to recruitment territory, projections, conversions, personal schedule and travel; uses Slate CRM to manage recruitment territory; uses Capture forecasting tool to prioritize outreach to students


    Collaborate with key IWU faculty and staff to meet enrollment expectations; works with coaches to assist prospective athletes with the enrollment process; serves as liaison between faculty, academic programs and prospective students to facilitate conversations; represents IWU Enrollment Management at various campus activities; works as liaison between prospective students and financial aid




  • Bachelor’s degree required


    Knowledge of college search process and financial aid best practices


    Responsible for a travel territory, with overnight, weeknight, and weekend travel/responsibilities with extensive travel during the recruitment season


    Valid Driver’s License


    Able to lift objects up to 25 lbs.



Please download the application at   Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:


Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Email:  [email protected]
Fax:  309-556-1710


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.   Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.


Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.


Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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Holmes Hall
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