Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: Lamar University admissions counselors are responsible for recruiting prospective students by promoting Lamar University programs to undergraduate students, pre-admission advisement and matriculation to ensure enrollment goals are met. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment
Recruit prospective students by providing accurate and timely pre-admission advisement to prospective students, parents, families, and other members of the public
Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Lamar University with students In groups, one-on-one, and during on and off campus events to increase community awareness
Working directly with area high schools, technical centers, businesses, and other constituencies in activities designed to prepare students for college and enrollment at LU
Facilitating the pre-admission and conversion process through various sales methods to Include, but not limited to: automated and personalized communication, high school visits, pre-screened cold calling, presentations, etc.
Assisting prospective students, and their families with the ApplyTexas Application, Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) and other pre-college preparation requirements
Maintaining and expanding prospective student recruitment through lead generation, prospect guidance, and matriculation assistance
Researching prospective student history, following through on leads, and maintaining records on assigned recruiting territory
Attending events and making presentations to communicate with prospective students and their parents in an effort to promote Lamar University and its programs
Evaluating prospective student needs and building productive relationships by providing individualized assistance with educational goal identification, program selection, payment/financial aid planning, and paths degree and/or certificate completion
Corresponding professionally with students offering advice, resources, or referral to other campus resources
Advising the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment on significant matters and supporting other members of the team In meeting goals and expectations
Contributes information and supports team efforts by accomplishing goals, monitoring competition and reactions from prospective students
Addressing Issues and Inquiries from prospective students, parents, families, and other members of the public in a timely and professional manner
Participating in staff development programs and campus functions. Make recommendations regarding the web site and publications to promote campus visit programs
Work with recruitment leadership to develop communication plans as a follow-up to campus visits
Participate in at least one recruitment committee to develop plans for special projects
Attend various functions that merit Lamar University's attendance (i.e. scholarship award ceremonies)
Performs all other essential duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Contacts with coworkers from other organizational units of the University Tact and Judgment are requirements In obtaining or giving Information of a confidential nature Comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization Demonstrated time-management skills, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse populations Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and demonstrated skills in oral and written communication Presentation and Public Speaking skills Bilingual, English, and Spanish preferred but not required
Qualifications: Bachelors degree required Valid Drivers license required Experience recruiting a diverse and varied student populations Including low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education preferred. Sales experience and familiarity with customer relationship management systems, relationship selling, and other sales techniques preferred
TRAVEL: Admissions Counselors are expected to travel extensively within Lamar Universitys recruitment zones. Evening and weekend hours will be required.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana