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Admissions Counselor

Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE, USA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks a results-oriented professional with a strong work ethic to serve as an Admissions Counselor. The successful candidate will effectively convey the value of a Nebraska Wesleyan educational experience to recruit prospective students to the University. The incumbent will be responsible for duties in areas of Recruitment, Outreach, Forecasting, and Strategic Project Management. This is a full-time, exempt, year-long position which requires some evening work and travel with overnight stays.


  • Manage a recruitment territory.
  • Work independently, as well as within a team setting, to set and achieve enrollment goals.
  • Assist prospective students and parents/guardians by assessing skills and interests and guide them through the enrollment process.
  • Work within a team setting to design processes and implement change in real-time.
  • Be responsive to the needs of prospective students and parents/guardians in a timely manner, while providing superior customer service
  • Present information and provide guidance on scholarships and financial aid to prospective students and parents/guardians.
  • Deliver the benefits of the Nebraska Wesleyan experience during school visits, college fairs, campus visits and through phone and written correspondence.
  • Forecast recruitment strategies and enrollment projections by pairing management insights with historical data.
  • Balance high level thinking with careful management of details and data for Strategic Project Management and University initiatives


This position requires a Bachelor's degree. Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for recruitment, sales, and a customer service-oriented atmosphere.
  • Be able to set and achieve enrollment goals.
  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, be detail oriented, and be flexible.
  • Be able to work with and build relationships with prospective students and their families, school counselors, and community leaders.
  • Be able to work with and build relationships within the University, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain and be responsible for confidential information.

Commitment to Diversity:

  • Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's mission, and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the position, please submit a letter of application, a current resume, a diversity statement, and a list of three references, at the following URL: The cover letter should address your experience, fit, and interest in the position as it is described in this ad. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please visit the NWU website for more information about our institution:


Working at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Since our founding in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University has both grown and remained steadfast to a liberal arts education in a Christian environment. Nebraska Wesleyan University is considered one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the Midwest, and has been continuously accredited since 1914.

NWU at a Glance

  • Founded in 1887
  • Located in the University Place neighborhood of northeast Lincoln, NE
  • Approximately 1,600 undergraduates, 225 graduate students and 275 adult learners
  • 53 majors, 41 minors, 18 pre-professional programs
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 75 student organizations
  • Seven Greek chapters
  • Thriving study abroad and service learning programming

Mission Statement

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.

Nebraska Wesleyan was founded by Nebraska Methodists and actively maintains its relation to The United Methodist Church. The University reflects the Judeo Christian tradition in its efforts to integrate questions about meaning and value with the pursuit of learning and understanding.

The University is committed to excellence of academic endeavor and to learning as a lifelong process. The curricula and programs are designed to assist students in gaining and expanding knowledge and skills, in developing their competence in rational thought and communication, in broadening their perspectives on humanity and culture, and in enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic resources.

Nebraska Wesleyan intends that its students develop a sense of individual worth and become useful and serving members of the human community.

Approved by the Board of Governors – February 8, 1979
Reaffirmed by the Board of Governors – May 12, 2000

Statement of Vision
Nebraska Wesleyan University will be an outstanding national liberal arts university, where the educational experience transforms each student to lead a life of learning, service, leadership, and success in a diverse world.

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