Admissions Counselor Job Description

Admissions Counselor Job Description

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Admissions counselor provides general information on new student application policies and procedures with regard to admissions, financial aid, housing and special programs.

Admissions Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Counsel applicants one-on-one on admission policies and procedures, respond to inquiries, offer solutions to applicant problems and requests regarding admission via telephone and in writing
Counsels prospective students on the College’s policies and procedures related to summer residency programs
Participates in graduate department meetings and training programs to maintain currency on College policies affecting admission, transfer credit, and graduation requirements
Must be able to work independently and effectively due to travel requirements
Work closely with the Director for graduate admission and make admission decisions for graduate programs in accordance with admission guidelines
Perform detailed evaluation and calculations for a large volume of graduate applicants
Coordinate development and execution of communication plans with applicants, including response systems for applicant inquiries and follow-up systems for application completion and school-initiated communication
Work closely with the program directors in making admission decisions for graduate programs in accordance with admission guidelines
Communicate in person, by telephone and in writing with domestic and international applicants about status of admission applications
Assist Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admission with Price School undergraduate recruitment activities and processes undergraduate changes of majors

Admissions Counselor Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Admissions Counselor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, HWC, BLS, SC

Education for Admissions Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the admissions counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Business, Counseling, Communication, Communications, Finance, Accounting, Human Services, Psychology, Social Science

Skills for Admissions Counselor

Desired skills for admissions counselor include:

Business development strategy with a track record of new business/sales accomplishments
Procedures
Electronic medical records
Requirements
Hospital information system with emphasis on accounts receivables programs
Spreadsheet
University and admissions office procedures and policies
Word processing
Excel
Database applications

Desired experience for admissions counselor includes:

Assist with the management of social media including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and online chats
Plans and coordinates outreach programs and other recruitment projects , peer counseling in high schools and community colleges, group visits to campus, college fairs or special events
Develops recruitment strategies and plans for assigned territory
Serves as information resource for the university community
Travel as much as 4-6 weeks during the fall months, including but not limited to out of state travel
Build and maintain relationships with high school counselors and alumni in an assigned fixed region, with faculty, staff and other relevant stakeholders

Admissions Counselor Examples

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Admissions Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of admissions 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 admissions counselor
  • Carry out other admissions-related projects as assigned by the Executive Director or an Associate Director
  • Assist other staff with processing and assessment of graduate applicants in accordance with admission guidelines
  • Fielding initial inquiries on the 1, walk-in and schedules tour and referral sources
  • Providing information on the continuum of care and referring to appropriate programs to facilitate the prospective caller’s needs to ensure excellent customer service
  • Effectively communicating and presenting information and obtaining necessary required documentation for admission
  • Preparing and processing admission paperwork and statistical reports
  • Interprets university policy and determines academic status of transfer or former UNO students
  • Notifies applicants who are found to be ineligible for admissions
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of student contacts, develop evaluation methods and criteria for recruitment program
  • Follow up with student contacts via phone, email or social media venues
Qualifications for admissions counselor
  • Responsible for regularly communicating the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to the Assistant Director, Recruitment & Student Services
  • Counseling prospective transfer and freshman applicants about the boundless opportunities available at the UW and about the admissions process
  • Must be flexible and have the drive to work in a fast-paced office
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills are essential, as are strong public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations
  • Ensures quality case notes are entered for each contact with applicants
  • Files weekly and monthly outreach and achievement reports to the Sr
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Admissions Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of admissions counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for admissions counselor
  • Monitor changes to visa application procedures, processing times and reciprocity tables
  • Demonstrate strong intercultural communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in complex situations
  • Conduct individual admissions interviews at the high schools
  • Counseling prospective freshman, transfer, international and post-baccalaureate students
  • Communicates orally and in writing with admissions officers and other colleges and universities for clarification of course content, grading systems, course numbering, verification of degrees and/or students' academic standing, school calendar
  • Participate in the development and implementation of enrollment strategies
  • Inputs/retrieves data into (Workday and CAMS) our CRM
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for graduate-level Department Chairs
  • Prepares and updates informational materials by enlisting input from others such as faculty, staff, and Department Chairs
  • Assists in the preparation and/or creation of mass email communications, both ad hoc and automated, to prospective students
Qualifications for admissions counselor
  • Working knowledge of student information system database
  • Courteous and professional manner required
  • Demonstrated experience in student recruitment and admission, or substantially similar work experience, required
  • During fall and spring recruitment seasons, this position requires the ability to work evenings and some weekends
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and public speaking skills are necessary, as well the ability to represent the University in a positive way to diverse populations
  • Ability to use technologies, databases, and prospect systems to achieve recruitment objectives
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Admissions Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an admissions counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for admissions counselor
  • Travels to make admission presentations to prospective students
  • Coordinates involvement and assists with travel arrangements for Otis faculty and/or alumni to attend admission events and to enhance recruitment and conversion efforts
  • Collaborates with various College departments to schedule and produce Graduate Orientations for fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Provides assistance to the departments for financial aid merit awarding
  • Issues I-20s for all admitted international graduate students and undergraduate students, as needed
  • Reviews and evaluates undergraduate student portfolios and credentials as needed
  • Stays current on issues affecting the national admission and enrollment landscape through participation in professional organizations and conferences
  • Local (same-day) travel during the fall is significant, travel during the spring is moderate
  • Take the initiate to reassess the needs and expectations of our local high preforming high schools and our changing prospective student populations while being held responsible for the execution of institutional recruitment and marketing plans and proper expenditure of budget resources for programs, publications, and travel
  • Review plans and programs with Assistant Director, participate in weekly on campus meetings and remain in communication by various methods
Qualifications for admissions counselor
  • Minimum 1 year of sales experience, where your compensation was directly affected by achievement of goals
  • Minimum 1 years’ sales experience, where your compensation was directly affected by achievement of goals
  • Prior experience as an admissions counselor within higher education strongly preferred
  • Experience with or understanding of health care careers also preferred
  • Bilingual – English and Spanish – with the ability to communicate and relate with this population in IUPUC’s recruitment region
  • Assertiveness and attention to detail
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Admissions Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an admissions 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 admissions counselor
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with high school, community college, and independent college counselors in the area
  • Develop, utilize and stay current with communication and marketing tools including publications, computer information, data analysis
  • Maintain customer service standards through communications and personal interaction with regional area districts, schools, administration and students
  • Serve as a liaison between prospective students in Arizona and the Office of Admissions in Tucson
  • Participate in staff meetings/trainings held in Tucson
  • Work with Tucson recruitment team to coordinate activities and foster professional development
  • Serve as a key contact for student traffic during the week as scheduled and gives general information presentations to pre-tour audiences
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director
  • The Admissions Counselor will support student recruitment and participate in the admissions decision process
  • Develop proposals for international recruitment
Qualifications for admissions counselor
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite required
  • This position requires a rigorous approach to collaborating across academic and administrative departments
  • Individual must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and self-disciplined
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally and work evenings and weekends
  • Submit list of qualified applicants for final acceptance to the Admissions Committee
  • May be an active and voting member of the Admissions Committee
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Admissions Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an admissions counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for admissions counselor
  • Provide prospective transfer applicants and families with expert counsel on the admissions process including academic program information and admissions requirements, financial aid and scholarship information
  • Provide support for talented, nonresident, and transfer student recruitment
  • Timely follow-up with internal and external customers
  • Complete reports related to recruitment, schedule, travel, and special programs
  • Assists in planning and coordinating admissions activities
  • Plans group recruiting programs, such as Green Carpet Days, prospect meetings, yield meetings, and other group programs
  • Plans and implements admissions counselor orientation, training, and development programs
  • Oversees general training of graduate assistants
  • Work closely with Director and Associate Director to coordinate communication with applicants including front desk, telephone calls, and walk-ins
  • Work with Director and Associate Director to coordinate development and execution of communication plans with applicants, including response systems for applicant inquiries and follow-up systems for application completion and school-initiated communication
Qualifications for admissions counselor
  • Ability to use computer software programs utilized by the university
  • A Master’s degree or 5 years administrative work experience preferred
  • Candidates should be knowledgeable about admission and recruitment practices in higher education and international admissions, the political and education policies that impact the college-going population in Southern Arizona
  • Relevant experience with business, government, community, or other educational settings will be considered
  • The Admissions Counselor, Outreach will work from Tucson, AZ and travel frequently
  • Extensive traveling and driving are required

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