Part-time Regional Admissions Counselor - The Gatton Academy - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 137899
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Oct 8 2021 Job Description:
The Carol Martin Gatton Academic of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky seeks qualified candidates for the position of Regional Admissions Couselor. The Gatton Academy is a public residential STEM program established and funded by the Kentucky legislature. It is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Students complete their last two years of high school in the program while earning at least 60 hours of college credit. This is a 10-month, part-time position that reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions and Public Relations. This regional position is based in or near Lexington. Gatton staff are employees of WKU.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Support Gatton Academy admissions processes to recruit, admit, and enroll a diverse student body.
Build relationships with high school and middle school administrators and counselors throughout northern and eastern Kentucky to facilitate open communication regarding prospective students.
Represent The Gatton Academy at recruitment events such as information sessions, school visits, and conference exhibits.
Manage a complex schedule with frequent evening events and extensive travel.
Schedule, advertise, and conduct Gatton Academy information sessions at schools and community centers throughout northern and eastern Kentucky.
Drop off materials and briefly meet with counselors at every high school and middle school in northern and eastern Kentucky annually.
Connect with prospective students through social media, phone, and email to answer questions and provide information in a timely manner.
Maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, educators, and leaders throughout Kentucky.
Represent The Gatton Academy as an exhibitor at a wide range of events, such as student competitions, college and career fairs, and educator meetings and conferences.
Administrative or Managerial Functions
Collect and input prospective student contact information into a Gatton database.
Stay current on Gatton Academy events, highlights, and points of pride.
Create reports on school visits, event attendance, and contact data.
Assist the Assistant Director of Admissions and Public Relations with processing and reviewing admissions applications.
Attend monthly staff meetings and Gatton Academy special events, such as Orientation Day.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
Self-motivation and ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.
Ability to build effective relationships in keeping with the Gatton's Creed of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Equality, and Diversity.
Excellent organizational skills.
Live in, or be willing to relocate to, the Lexington area.
Public speaking experience and excellent presentation skills.
Willing to work a variable schedule that includes evening hours and weekends.
Willing to travel to various areas across the state for recruitment and to Bowling Green monthly.
Be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid driver's license.
Willing to submit to a state and national criminal history background check.
Compensation and Benefits
10-month, part-time position (20-25 hours/week)
Professional development within Gatton and the University at-large.
Salary of $20.00/hr, with benefits include partial University tuition waiver.
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 protected] 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. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
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