SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Admissions Counselor is an integral component of the Converse College Admissions team and requires an enthusiastic, high-energy individual who is determined to meet the College’s enrollment goals. The individual must be committed to personal attention and follow-up with candidates and must be adept at matching candidate’s needs with Converse College’s offerings. The individual will be responsible for developing a plan of action to achieve school (target population) goals and represents Converse College at off-site events such as college fairs and on-campus functions.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Admissions Counselor has major responsibility for setting and implementing a comprehensive vision for their determined target population.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Achieve goals set by the Director of Admissions and VP for Enrollment Management
Manage the recruitment of students in designated regions
Prepare and deliver reports to the Director of Admissions as required
Manage all aspects of recruitment travel including scheduling, transportation, and accommodations in accordance with college-wide travel policies
Attend college fairs and complete a report for each fair
Schedule private visits to selected high schools and complete a report for each visit in Jenzabar EX
Host receptions for school counselors and prospective students in targeted areas
Attend alumni events in the recruitment region
Attend all campus preview days/admissions events
Interview and tour families who visit the campus as needed
Plan and execute designated sessions at on-campus events as needed
Work Saturdays during the on-call season
Establish, develop, and maintain communication throughout the college admission process with prospective students, families, school counselor and educational community partners through phone, email, direct mail, interviews, presentations, and social media
Assist in the development and implementation of strategic communication for admissions counselors in collaboration with the Visit and Marketing Coordinator and Assistant Director of Admissions Operations.
Make daily personal contact with prospective students and parents through mail, email, and telephone and report each contact in SLATE
Provide extensive tele-counseling at night
Build relationships with school counselors and alumnae in the designated recruitment area
Facilitate contact between prospective students and faculty/staff/current students/alumnae
Attend high school hosted Financial Aid and Planning events
Follow up with in-depth phone calls to offer additional counseling to students and families during the critical Financial Planning spring season
Schedule and attend one-on-one Financial Planning meetings with families to answer questions regarding the FAFSA, Financial Planning, and Loans
Responsible for the recruitment of students from the assigned territory
All other reasonable duties assigned by the Director of Admissions
Adhere to Converse College, Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures
Compliance with the College’s Service Expectations
DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.
We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university required
One-year of admissions experience preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability to exhibit strong customer service skills for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public
Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
Ability to speak one-on-one and with small and large groups
Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends as well as extensive travel during designated times of the year