Admissions Counselor - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 159764
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Mar 7 2023 Job Description:
The Western Kentucky University Office of Admissions is accepting applications for an Admissions Counselor. The Admissions Office seeks to grow WKU's student population through the recruitment and admission of a diverse, academically distinguished, and engaged student body. This full-time position reports to the Assistant Director for Recruitment and operates as a recruiter, ambassador, event planner, and liaison between the university and school counselors, teachers, prospective students, parents, and other constituents within an assigned recruitment territory. Admissions Counselors represent WKU at multiple events including high school sessions, college fairs, on-campus recruitment events, and orientation programs. The candidate selected will be expected to live in or be willing to relocate to the Bowling Green area.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Supports the WKU Office of Admissions in its effort to recruit, admit, enroll, and orient students to WKU
Builds and fosters strong relationships with secondary school administrators to maintain open communication channels between WKU and prospective students
Presents information sessions in a variety of settings and time allotments with targeted information for varied audiences
Connects with prospective students through social media, phone, and email to answer questions, provide information, and connect them with campus services and resources in a timely manner
Discusses confidential academic information with students related to acceptance or denial to WKU
Collects and inputs data into a campus-wide student information systems
Stays current on campus events, highlights, and points of pride as well as regional and national trends in student recruitment
Provides information about each step of the search and matriculation process including, but not limited to, inquiry, visits, application, admission, scholarships, financial-aid, housing, academic orientation and social orientation
Anticipates student needs and evaluates interests to provide the most appropriate information
Manages a complex schedule with frequent evening and weekend work, and extensive travel required
Knowledge or Skills Considered Essential for Success
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy
Attention to detail
Ability to self-motivate and work with limited direct supervision
Strong organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task and navigate frequent priority shifts
Ability to quickly establish rapport and develop relationships with multiple constituencies
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Valid driver's license
Public speaking experience and excellent presentation skills
Willingness to frequently travel, work evenings and weekends
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Ena Demir, who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.