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Regional Counselor, Central/West Florida

Florida State University
Tampa, FL

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
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Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Regional Counselor, Central/West Florida
Location: Tampa, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 55893

Office of Admissions


The Office of Admissions is a unit within the Division of Enrollment Management, which is comprised of four distinct units: Office of Admissions, Office of the University Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, and Technology Operations. Enrollment Management’s integrated services provide distinctive support throughout the student's development and progression in their academic experience – from recruitment through commencement. Through collaboration, communication, and commitment, all units within Enrollment Management achieve the highest level of student-centered service to current and prospective students and families and to campus partners across the University.

This position serves as the regional admissions counselor for the Central/West Florida region. Responsible for assisting with the management, administration, planning and coordination of regional recruitment activities for Central/ West Florida, assists in the evaluation of all first-year/First Time in College (FTIC) application types, and the implementation of University policies and procedures as they relate to first-year/FTIC Admissions.

Recruits first-year/FTIC students to the University. Serves as primary regional recruiter in Central/ West Florida. Supports recruitment efforts throughout Florida and out of state. Counsels prospective students, represents the University at sponsored events pertaining to Admissions and provides information about the University and its programs, often to large audiences. Participates in special events hosted by the Office of Admissions as needed. Frequent contact with prospective students, applicants and their parents, and personnel associated with colleges/community colleges/universities. Provides interpretation of policies and procedures to aforementioned entities.

Due to travel needs, the position requires the operation of a motor vehicle.

Takes part in the evaluation of first-year/FTIC applications for admission to the University. Assists local high schools and prospective students with admission application submissions to help increase application completion rates. Responsible for the implementation of University policies and procedures as they relate to freshman/FTIC Admissions. Coordinates recruiting efforts with Seminole Clubs, Alumni Chapters, and other local organizations. Must have ability to collect and analyze data to assess recruiting effectiveness. Reviews and evaluates policies and procedures, making suggestions and recommendations to senior leadership. Shares in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and staffing in the Office of Admissions. Provide remote assistance to other sections during peak times in support of the goals of the Office of Admissions.


A Bachelor's degree and one year of experience, or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to five years. Experience should be relevant and related to the responsibilities of the job. (Note: post high-school education and/or experience may substitute at a comparable rate.)

Ability to prioritize and organize multiple work assignments simultaneously.

Experience counseling and/or providing expertise and advice is required.

Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook or comparable software.

Applicants must have a valid Driver's License to be eligible for position.

Candidates must be able to work from a home-based office within the target area and on some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of complimentary experience preferred.

We seek energetic candidates who are detail-oriented, and who work well independently as well as in a team.

Experience working with diverse populations, reviewing transcripts, and interpreting and applying admissions tests is preferred.

Bilingual preferred but not required.

Candidates should have the ability to review, analyze, formulate, and organize data and information and follow through on assignments.

Applicants should be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Candidates with a strong sense of initiative and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently.

The ability to make sound judgments while working in a deadline-driven environment is essential.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

The anticipated salary range for this position is around $ 38,000.00 annually, commensurate with education and experience.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.


This is an A&P position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

This position is being readvertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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