Job Details
Title:  Admissions Counselor
Category:  Admissions
Posted On:  04/09/2019
Deadline:  06/08/2019
 
Institute:  Converse College
Location:  Spartanburg, South Carolina
Link:  http://www.converse.edu/employment
 
Description:
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Admissions Counselor is an integral component of the Converse College Admissions team and requires an enthusiastic, high-energy individual who is determined to meet the College’s enrollment goals.  The individual must be committed to personal attention and follow-up with candidates and must be adept at matching candidate’s needs with Converse College’s offerings.  The individual will be responsible for developing a plan of action to achieve school (target population) goals and represents Converse College at off-site events such as college fairs and on-campus functions.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Admissions Counselor has major responsibility for setting and implementing a comprehensive vision for their determined target population.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Goals
▪	Achieve goals set by the Director of Admissions
▪	Manage the recruitment of students in designated regions
▪	Prepare and deliver reports to the Director of Admissions as required
Travel
▪	Manage all aspects of recruitment travel including scheduling, transportation and accommodations in accordance with college-wide travel policies
▪	Attend college fairs and complete a report for each fair
▪	Schedule private visits to selected high schools and complete a report for each visit in Jenzabar EX
▪	Host receptions for school counselors and prospective students in targeted areas
▪	Attend alumnae events in recruitment region
Visitor management 
▪	Attend all campus preview days/admissions events
▪	Interview and tour families who visit the campus as needed
▪	Plan and execute designated sessions at on-campus events as needed
▪	Work Saturdays during the on-call season
Communication
▪	Establish, develop, and maintain communication throughout the college admission process with prospective students, families, school counselor and educational community partners through phone, email, direct mail, interviews, presentations and social media
▪	Assist in the development and implementation of a strategic communication for admissions counselors in collaboration with the Enrollment Marketing and Communications Strategist
▪	Make daily personal contact with prospective students and parents through mail, email, and telephone and report each contact in Jenzabar EX
▪	Provide extensive tele-counseling at night 
▪	Build relationships with school counselors and alumnae in the designated recruitment area
▪	Facilitate contact between prospective students and faculty/staff/current students/alumnae
Financial Planning
▪	Attend high school hosted Financial Aid and Planning events
▪	Follow up with in-depth phone calls to offer additional counseling to students and families during the critical Financial Planning spring season
▪	Schedule and attend one-on-one Financial Planning meetings with families to answer questions regarding the FAFSA, Financial Planning, and Loans
Other Responsibilities
▪	Responsible for the recruitment of students from the assigned territory
▪	All other reasonable duties assigned by the Director of Admissions
▪	Adhere to Converse College, Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures
▪	Compliance with the College’s Service Expectations

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:  

▪	Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university required
▪	One-year of admissions experience preferred
▪	Strong written and verbal communication skills
▪	Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
▪	Ability to exhibit strong customer service skills for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public
▪	Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
▪	Ability to speak one-on-one and with small and large groups
▪	Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends as well as extensive travel during designated times of the year
▪	Valid driver’s license

DISCLAIMER:  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
 
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