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Admission Counselor

Staff Openings

Admission Counselor

Hours: Full-time
Department: Admission
Overtime: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Admission
Contract Period: 12 month
Job Grade: 6

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Assists in the recruitment activities of the admission office within the guidelines of applicable laws and college and departmental policies and procedures.  Reports to the director of admission or other designated person and works with co-workers, prospective students and their families, high school guidance counselors, and alumnae in seeking potential candidates for admission to Agnes Scott College.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Strategic management of an assigned recruitment territory utilizing the SRM tool.
  2. Recruits prospects and applicants from within an assigned segment and geographic territory, which will involve approximately 8 to 10 weeks of travel during the fall and spring.  Travel is both domestic and international.
  3. Ability and desire to work with international students throughout the admission process.
  4. Interprets college and admission policies and practices to students, parents, alumnae, staff and guidance counselors, in a variety of settings including evening information programs, high school visits, college fairs, and counselor meetings.
  5. Conducts on-campus interviews and information sessions to both large and small groups; assists with other on-campus recruitment and yield activities.
  6. Interviews and evaluates candidates for admission and scholarships.
  7. Operates within approved travel and program budgets.
  8. Fulfills programmatic responsibilities assigned by the director of admission.
  9. Compiles extensive mid-year and annual reports.
  10. Serves as a resource for student workers.
  11. Willingness to work evenings and weekends.

REQUIREMENTS

Education: BA/BS in related occupational field of study.

Experience: Minimum 1 year work experience in admission or a related field with other employers, plus 6 months training time at ASC, for a total of 1+ years experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Considerable knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software (MS Word, Excel) and electronic mail.
  • Familiarity with Agnes Scott College policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in public speaking.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Good judgment and the ability to work collegially in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality.

Other: 

  • Travel required from office to other locations on a regular basis.
  • Possess or has ability to obtain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Irregular, evening and weekend hours are required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an office with occasional travel.

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Reference the position title ofAdmission Counselor on the Subject line and e-mail a resume, letter of interest, professional references and salary requirement to hrjobs@agnesscott.edu.  Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

EEO

Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Posted on: 4/11/2013