Position: Admissions Counselor Report To: Director of Admissions Classification: Full Time Status: Open
Primary Responsibilities: Introduce students and their families to Mars Hill University and assist through the entire enrollment process from inquiry to enrollment. Manage roughly 500-600 applicants per year, by maintaining consistent communication (verbal and written) with prospective students and pertinent departments at MHU. The preferred method of communication with prospective students is by telephone, but we also emphasize emailing, text messaging and other electronic forms of communication. Meet with prospective students and their families for campus visits and give campus tours. Participate in college fairs and other recruitment/marketing events, traveling 5-7 weeks of the year. Maintain relationships with outside partners (guidance counselors, school systems, community partners, teachers, etc.) in a recruitment territory. The schedule is Monday through Friday, normally with an 8 hour shift each day. Particular weekday hours vary throughout the recruitment cycle, with some days where hours exceed an 8-hour shift. There is also a regular rotation of working on Saturdays to accommodate campus visitors, with additional Saturday work days for campus visit days, orientation days, and other recruitment related events.
Skills Required: • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) • Basic knowledge of college admissions and financial aid • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to adapt quickly to other software pertaining to admissions, recruitment and financial aid • Accountable and dependable, able to show up to work on time, prepared to work • Understanding of confidentiality associated with the position • Ability to self-direct/motivate and work independently to reach individual goals • Ability to collaborate with the group to reach common goals • Ability to easily work with diverse populations of students and colleagues • Detail oriented
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree • Experience in college admissions or outside sales preferred • General knowledge of the principles and practices of student enrollment and admissions • General knowledge of computer-based data management
PLEASEINCLUDEALLREQUESTEDAPPLICATIONMATERIALS – INCOMPLETESUBMISSIONSWILLNOT BE CONSIDERED Mars Hill University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. To file a complaint with Mars Hill University, contact: Jennie Matthews Office of Human Resources Mars Hill University Mars Hill, NC 28754 828 689-1197 828 689-1256 Fax To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington DC 20250-9410 Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal- relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.Mars Hill’s small campus of approximately 1,200 students offers a warm and engaging environment, where students get to know each other, as well as professors and university staff. Mars Hill boasts a eclectic mix of students, and one of the highest percentages of minority students in the region. The university draws students from all over the United States, and the world.