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Admissions Counselor

Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville (Main Campus)

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

Job Details

Job no: 497006
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Office of Admissions

Normal Work Schedule:

10+ weeks of recruitment travel required in the Fall, with an additional 3 – 5 weeks in the Spring.

Anticipated Start Date:

July 22, 2024



Job Summary:

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for the execution of the established recruitment plan in assigned geographic territories, which includes extensive travel for recruiting and evaluating applicants for admission to Jacksonville State University. Advises and counsels prospective students about the college selection process and the benefits of a JSU education. Continuously representing the University in a positive professional manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Associate Director with all aspects of recruitment and marketing of Jacksonville State University at public information sessions by qualifying prospective students, participating in student briefings, college fairs, visitation events, and on-campus events for undergraduate student types and other related activities/events that are designed to promote the University.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director, creates and implements an individual marketing plan to include knowledge of assigned high school history, area alumni, competitors and factors of influence to assist the university in successfully achieving its educational mission.
  • Assists the AD, Dual Enrollment in communicating with area high school administrators on the benefits and opportunities of Dual Enrollment Students.
  • Manages a geographic territory of prospective students (as assigned), and provides reports, updates, and feedback related to recruitment activities within the territory.
  • Visits schools on a scheduled weekly basis and responds to routine inquiries, and disseminates information about the programs and services offered by JSU.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with prospective students and their families and provides admissions advising as needed.
  • Develops strong professional relationships with area high school administrators.
  • Maximizes recruitment activities by presenting to potential students, parents and administrators about academic programs, admissions criteria, and financial aid awarding to prospective students and families.
  • Maintains ongoing awareness of role expectations and established enrollment goals, and performs duties focused on meeting those goals.
  • Serves as a resource to students, families, faculty and staff regarding JSU admission.
  • Identifies and addresses concerns of prospective students.
  • Performs follow up with interested students through acceptance and enrollment.
  • Proactively partners with various university departments in order to coordinate and conduct campus tours for undergraduate freshman, transfer, and Dual Enrollment Students, and works with JSU Ambassadors as needed.
  • Serves on committees as assigned.
  • Participates in professional development activities to stay abreast of emerging trends in the field.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (official required upon hire)
  • Employee Benefits:

    JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package. Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
  • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
  • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
  • Medical (PEEHIP)
  • Optional plans: vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance
  • For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

    Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

    Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Advertised: May 13 2024 Central Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jun 11 2024 Central Daylight Time


    Jacksonville State University offers an ideal environment for scholars of all ethnic backgrounds who want to live and work in a friendly, small-town surrounding where academic excellence is appreciated and encouraged. The main campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Alabama midway between Birmingham and Atlanta. A blend of modern and old, Jacksonville is a charming Southern village that is rich in history, dotted with nationally registered antebellum homes, and other historic sites nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian mountains.

    Founded in 1883 and located in northeast Alabama, Jacksonville State University is home to more than 9,600 students representing 63 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to the JSU Strategic Plan home page.

    Academically Jax State offers bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs. There are 96 undergraduate programs, 8 undergraduate micro credential and certificate programs, 64 master's programs, five doctoral programs, seven educational specialist programs, and 11 graduate certificate programs/micro credentials.  More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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