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 University, is an academic community rooted in the Christian faith, that challenges and equips students to pursue intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth through an education that is grounded in a rigorous study of the Liberal Arts, connected with the world of work, and committed to character development, to service, and to responsible citizenship in the community, the region, and the world.
Working with the traditional, adult, and graduate populations, this position introduces students and their families to Mars Hill University and assists through the entire process from inquiry to enrollment. This position will 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. This position meets with prospective students and their families for campus visits and give campus tours. Participation in community outreach, college fairs and other recruitment/marketing events occurs throughout the year; traveling overnights for 5-7 weeks of the year, and traveling locally for day visits on a regular basis. Maintaining relationships with outside partners (guidance counselors, school systems, community partners, teachers, etc.) in a recruitment territory/population is required. This position includes extended support in event planning and implementation for all admissions-related campus events, travel, and other activities as assigned. 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. This position includes other duties, as assigned, throughout the recruitment cycle.
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
Experience in college admissions or outside sales preferred
General knowledge of the principles and practices of student enrollment and admissions
Experience in planning, scheduling, and implementing events, as well as managing and coordinating calendars
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), MHU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources (see below).
MHU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who fully support MHU’s mission. 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:
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.