The Admissions Counselor reports to the Senior Associate Director of Freshman Admissions and Athletic Recruitment and is responsible for implementing programs and activities focused on the enrollment of new students to the College.
30%Responsible for management of assigned territory, including:
Create travel schedule that positions Fisher to be strategically represented throughout recruitment territory in the fall (8 – 10 weeks) and spring (3 – 4 weeks) semesters.
Coordinate visits to high schools, college fairs, as well as various other programs and presentations targeted to prospective students, families, and school counselors.
Initiate contact with counselors to build and maintain key relationships with high schools and organizations in assigned territory.
30%Review, evaluate, and process admissions and scholarship decisions for freshman candidates.
Make judgment with regard to admissibility of candidates and determine eligibility for merit-based scholarships offered by the College. Must be prepared to advocate for students and defend decisions upon final committee/director review.
Initiate contact with applicants to complete application prior to review process.
15%Conduct individual interviews and group information sessions (both on- and off-campus) with prospective students and their families. Must provide candidates with accurate information regarding enrollment, scholarship opportunities, academic program information, and general College information; as well as assess candidate.
Responsible for follow-up with individual prospective students. Contribute to creation of admissions presentation materials, and modify for specific target audiences.
10%Responsible for coordination of outreach activities via phone, electronic communication, and personal contact with students and their families.
Activities designed to cultivate candidate interest and increase enrollment yield (increase prospect-to-applicant and accepted applicant-to-matriculated student conversion ratio.) Includes participation in yield events and follow up/calling with prospective students and families.
10%Responsible for various tasks associated with on- and off-campus recruitment events. This includes selection of venue, associated logistics, program content, and any other necessary tasks.
5%Perform other duties and special assignments as assigned.
Education / Experience:
A bachelor's degree and a valid NYS driver's license are required. 1 – 2 years of previous admissions experience preferred; or other professional experience.
Competencies / Skills:
The Admissions Counselor should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, a commitment to quality teamwork, a high level of initiative and motivation, a willingness to work long hours and contribute fully to a total recruitment program.
The Admissions Counselor should exhibit strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize tasks. In addition, must be able to work independently and exhibit a pleasant and outgoing disposition.
This position requires a prior knowledge of basic office technologies, including a proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Supervision of Employees:
This position will oversee student workers within the Office of Freshman Admissions on various projects.
Physical and Mental Demands:
Inside College – Administrators, staff, faculty, students, and campus committees.
Outside College – Prospective students and parents, high school counselors, community-based organizations, and alumni.
This is a 12-month, 35-hour per week exempt position. Additional weekend and evening work is often required.
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 2160
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.