About Erskine College: At the heart of Erskine College is its Christian identity. The college’s mission is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person.
Position Description: The Admissions Counselor is an enthusiastic, dedicated, team-oriented person. In addition to managing a recruitment territory, the Admissions Counselor will work to generate leads and cultivate interest among prospective students as they inquire about Erskine College.
The ideal candidate is results-driven, self-motivated, persistent, and creative with strong interpersonal skills. This position reports to the Director of Admissions.
Responsibilities: • Identify and qualify leads from the inquiry and prospect pool using CRM (customer relationship management) software • Determine the follow-up protocol for groups of leads and individual students • Manage a recruitment territory of approximately 500 applicants • Evaluate files and submit admissions recommendations to the Director of Admissions • Complete weekly/monthly goals set in collaboration with the Director of Admissions involving applicants, admitted students, and enrolled students • Develop a communication flow where prospective students are regularly contacted as they move through various stages of the admissions funnel. Once contact is made, detailed notes should be recorded in the CRM. Contact will be conducted by phone, email, text, and mail. • Be responsible for 6-8 weeks of admissions travel in the fall (September – November) and occasional travel in the spring • Must be willing to work flexible hours during the fall and spring semesters to increase contact with prospective students • Meet with prospective students, parents, guidance counselors, and other key referral sources • Travel to high schools, college fairs, and other recruiting events throughout the admissions cycle• Attend occasional on-campus recruitment events on nights and weekends • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: • The ability to understand and embrace the Erskine mission statement and positively share it within the duties of the position. Candidates who seek employment at Erskine College should be professing Christians who are committed to exploring the intersection of faith and learning with students. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well within a team, creativity, and good organizational skills are required • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect, motivate, and inspire people are essential • The ability to lift at least 50 pounds • Recruiting/sales experience is preferred • Candidates should possess at least a bachelor’s degree, valid driver’s license, and strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Prezi.
Application Process: • To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the online application. The online application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of references.
About Erskine College - Due West, SC
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast.
Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals.... We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership.
To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students.
Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected.
As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.