Admissions Counselor

Bowling Green, Warren County / Hadley, Warren County / Plum Springs, Warren County / Richardsville, Warren County
Jul 22, 2014

About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Job Description:

Western Kentucky University, Office of Admissions, is seeking applicants for an Admissions Counselor. This is a full-time, 12-twelve month position.  The anticipated start date is August 2014.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are customary for this position, but should not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Recruitment of prospective students with primary responsibility for central and northern Kentucky and southeast Ohio territories
  • Represents WKU at admissions events

Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • A valid driver’s license and dependable personal vehicle
  • Public speaking experience
  • As an area representative, the Admissions Counselor must reside in the Lexington/Fayette County Kentucky area
  • Evening and weekend work plus extensive travel are required

Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application Instructions:

All applications and resumes must be submitted through this online electronic talent management system.  Only those individuals who submit all required materials will be considered as eligible applicants.  We invite you to submit a cover letter which describes your interest and fit for this position. You will receive email notification confirming your application materials have been received.  Review of application materials will generally begin as applications are submitted.  The expected hire date is on or about September 1, 2014.