Admission Counselor Job Description

Admission Counselor Job Description

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Admission counselor provides counseling regarding admission requirements (applicants, Fully Employed Office staff, Recruitment and Marketing staff), generate application follow-up and admission decision communication.

Admission Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Counsel applicants on admission policies and procedures
Counsel applicants on admission policies and procedures offer solutions to applicant problems and requests regarding admission via telephone and in writing
Counsel applicants one-on-one on admission policies and procedures
Work closely with the director for graduate admission in making admission decisions for graduate programs in accordance with admission guidelines
Coordinate application completion activities with students, university admission offices, and individual departments
Reviews student records, inputs data and generates letters and/or lists utilizing applicant databases
Gather data and prepare reports for reporting to the Dean and departments and for use in managing the enrollment and application processes
Stay current on a wide range of university policies, school-wide policies, and global educational trends affecting graduate students, admission and special programs
Work closely with the Director and Assistant Director for graduate admission and assist with admission decisions for graduate programs in accordance with admission guidelines
Perform detailed evaluation and calculations for a large volume of graduate applications

Admission Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Admission Counselor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, VA

Education for Admission Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the admission counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Communication, Oral Communication, Liberal Arts, Graduate, Marketing, Management, Counseling, Technology, Computer

Skills for Admission Counselor

Desired skills for admission counselor include:

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Spreadsheet
Word processing
Database
Grammar
Microcomputers
Office methods
Practices
Procedures
Punctuation

Desired experience for admission counselor includes:

Serve as a member of the Admission and Student Services team
Work closely with the Director and Associate Director for graduate admission, manage specific demographic of large applicant pool
Coordinate review of MS applications with faculty and/or advisors
Perform detailed evaluation of applications from a number of domestic and international institutions
Assist with a variety of special graduate programs such as the Progressive Degree Program, GEM Fellows, International Academy, Memorandum of Understanding programs with partner institutions, Fulbright, and others
Help maintain graduate admission website pages and communication templates

Admission Counselor Examples

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Admission Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an admission counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for admission counselor
  • As a role model for prospective students, the candidate should have a strong and positive university experience as a student and campus community member
  • Read, evaluate and make first level recommendations on undergraduate and transfer applications
  • Travel on behalf of UGA to conduct informational sessions for internal and external communications by means of regional events and school visits (e.g., to prospective applicants, their parents and high school guidance counselors)
  • Conduct information sessions and college fairs/nights, meeting with prospective students and their families
  • Update U-Visit, including revising and developing content and making recommendations on additional changes
  • Availability to travel extensively, both locally and nationally
  • Plan and implement 6-12 weeks of travel in the fall and 2-3 weeks of travel in the spring
  • Conduct market research of assigned territories
  • Implement recruitment activities such as travel, telerecruitment, on-line chats, email campaigns
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective students
Qualifications for admission counselor
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings, overnight travel may be required
  • Must have access to a personal automobile
  • Ideal candidate will have attended Lutheran secondary schooling and/or college
  • Some lifting and carrying of boxes and supplies up to 50 lbs
  • Frequent sitting while performing keyboarding, writing, driving and counseling and standing while at college fairs for 2-3 hours
  • This position includes work in an administrative office setting high schools or vocational schools, exposure to outdoor conditions, and travel including statewide travel and extended work hours
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Admission Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an admission counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for admission counselor
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of academic programs and admission requirements, financial aid processes, and industry trends and best practices of the college admission counseling profession
  • Conduct interviews and information sessions (on and off campus)
  • Correspond, meet, and communicate electronically with prospective students, parents, faculty, alumni, secondary school personnel, and other non-profit groups involved in supporting students in the college search process
  • Work with other members of the admission staff on projects related to communications, on-campus recruitment programs, internal training, the Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission (RAVA), general or targeted recruitment activities, or other projects as needed
  • Evaluate undergraduate admission applications by utilizing admission rating system
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws concerning college admission, FERPA, and affirmative action
  • Make admission decisions for assigned territory with the authority to single-read deny up to 30% of assigned territory
  • Responsible for the creation of a recruitment plan and, ultimately, the enrollment of transfer students to the University
  • Ability to work with traditional and non-traditional college students, racially and ethnically diverse populations
  • Plan and implement 9-12 weeks of travel annually
Qualifications for admission counselor
  • Interview, conduct Group Information Sessions, and travel to represent the College at high schools, community colleges, college fairs, and other appropriate programs including on-campus Open Houses and yield events
  • Communicate with applicant populations in individual and small group settings both on and off campus
  • Provide basic information to prospective and current students needed to successfully prepare for admission, apply, or progress as a CSUEB student
  • Participate in Welcome Center appointments and other outreach activities
  • Communicate admission requirements to educational counselors as needed
  • Counsel denied applicants regarding options and alternatives
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Admission Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of admission counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for admission counselor
  • Assist with the development of electronic recruitment initiatives including website presence, e-mail
  • Implements recruitment strategies as outlined in the admissions plan in the assigned territory to include high school and/or community college visits, college fairs, area receptions, and events
  • Advises students and families of admission requirements, transfer guidelines, financial aid and scholarship information, and residence life
  • Responsible for programs that may be offered fully online, face-to-face, or in a blended format
  • Recruit prospective students by conducting high school visits and attending college fairs in selected territory
  • Assist with the daily operations of the Office of Admission through daily admissions presentations, interviews with prospective students, on/off campus admission events, orientation days email, social media and phone call campaigns
  • Manage assigned regional travel territory with the direction of the leadership team
  • Review applications, evaluating academic and personal characteristics in order to advocate and make proper referrals for the applicant and the college’s enrollment and scholarship goals
  • In addition to delivering information sessions and reviewing applications, the Admission Counselor will have additional responsibilities in the office
  • Administration of federal, state and institutional financial aid, review of financial aid files, conducts needs analysis, financial aid packaging and federal verification
Qualifications for admission counselor
  • Following general CSU and campus policies for the assignment of transfer credit, determine and advise on requirements outside of the major that transfer courses fulfill
  • Ability to professionally and effectively interact with prospective and current students, co-workers, and colleagues
  • Ability to organize and plan work projects including handling multiple priorities
  • Ability to learn and use administrative computing system(s),instant messaging, document imaging programs, web-based information resources, and MS Office applications
  • Previous experience in international admissions and recruitment, international student services, or campus internationalization activities is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of current trends in international admission, recruitment, and evaluation preferred
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Admission Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of admission counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for admission counselor
  • Plans and attends college and employer events for graduate program recruiting
  • Markets, monitors, and provides tracking of prospective students in assigned territory/programs
  • Functions as primary liaison between Graduate Admission/Enrollment Management and faculty/staff in assigned programs
  • Oversees application process for assigned programs and ensures that documents are in order such that decisions are made by the individual program in a timely manner
  • Conduct phone interviews with prospective students (Evaluates the prospective student’s needs, interests and qualifications while providing clear and concise information to help the prospective student make an informed decision on program offering, delivery mode, and school fit)
  • Present information regarding the school, program offerings, structure, accreditation, cost, etc… in an accurate and ethical manner
  • Adhere to schedule to include ready time, follow up time, chat
  • Partner with departments outside of Admission including Financial Aid, Enrollment Support Services and Advising to ensure the delivery of a high level of service to every student
  • Commencement and/or commencement related activities may be required
  • Assists on major office initiatives or responsibilities that may include Student Volunteer Programs, Campus Events, Multicultural Recruitment, and/or other admission projects as assigned
Qualifications for admission counselor
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills (both written and oral)
  • Proficiency in standard office software (e.g., Word, Excel, ), and familiarity with contemporary social media and other communication tools
  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of graduate and undergraduate education
  • Familiarity with common computer software and standard data manipulation (excel spreadsheets)
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation to recruiting events
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Admission Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of admission counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for admission counselor
  • Manage initial course registration procedures, including interactions with registrar office and academic programs
  • Responsible for strategically designing and implementing an admission event and campus visit program to support the overall goals
  • Oversee admission and application review for multiple graduate programs, working autonomously and as a member of the team
  • Counsel prospective students in person, via email, and phone inquiries regarding academic offerings and admission processes and conduct group presentations to recruit quality candidates to the university
  • Collaborate with the Director, Associate Directors and Office of Marketing and Communications to assist in the oversight of the purchasing of yield gifts and collateral (including vendor management)
  • Will perform other project work and liaison work as needed
  • Maintains qualifications as the back-up school certifying official for processing VA Education benefits
  • Utilizes an online benefit request process for students and electronic record keeping system for all enrollment certifications
  • Provides data about the veteran’s population to the Assistant Director
  • Works with financial aid representatives to help assist with veterans benefits
Qualifications for admission counselor
  • Admission Counselors typically have 0-3 years of service while Assistant Directors have 3+ years
  • Ability to work irregular hours and travel extensively (domestic and international)
  • Must feel comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work environment
  • Knowledge of and willingness to learn and work with technology
  • Minimum of two years of admission experience for Assistant Director level
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation with the ability to convey and obtain information amongst a variety of audiences such as students, parents, alumni and staff

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