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  • ADMISSION COUNSELOR

    ADMISSION COUNSELOR

    Job Summary: The admission counselor is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of recruitment efforts in the assigned territory. The counselor will participate in all major on-campus recruitment events (i.e., open houses, scholarship programs, etc.).


    Essential Functions:
    • Participate in the development, implementation, and assessment of tactical recruitment plans.
    • Represent the college in various state and national organizations.
    • Coordinate communication initiatives with prospective and admitted students.
    • Represent the Office of Admission with outside constituencies (i.e., athletics, student life, parents/alumni board, etc.) as assigned.
    • Assist with all major on-campus visitation programs (i.e., open houses, scholarship programs, etc.)
    • Organize, plan, and coordinate annual travel within assigned territory.
    • Build relationships with high school counselors and local community-based organizations.
    • Represent Hanover College at high schools and college fairs.
    • Conduct admission interviews with prospective students and parents.
    • Follow up with prospective students and parents throughout the recruitment process.
    • Participate in the review of applicant files for admission decisions.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of financial aid programs and policies.


    Other Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate and oversee regional receptions in various locations.
    • Travel to regions other than assigned, as needed.
    • Provide periodic Saturday office coverage.
    • Other duties as assigned by the director of admission.

    Job Qualifications:
    Education Required: Minimum of bachelor’s degree.


    Experience Preferred: Admission, public relations, or marketing related experience.


    Skills Required:
    • Maintain a positive, energetic personality.
    • Drive to take initiative in assigned territory as well as other Admission projects.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
    • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to project the image of the college clearly and professionally.
    • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks with client-centered attitude.
    • Knowledge of PC Windows based computing environment.
    • Required to participate in training as office software and/or system changes mandate.


    Skills Preferred:
    • Bi-lingual in Spanish


    Physical/Emotional Requirements:
    • Able to function effectively under pressure.
    • Able to make decisions and respond to challenges quickly and with ease.
    • Professional appearance and dress.
    • Demonstrate professionalism and complete confidentiality when counseling students and/or parents.
    • Possess initiative, enthusiasm, and punctuality.
    • Be organized and flexible with time and tasks.
    • Must be committed to team participation and success.
    • Must be able to assist staff members with unusual and complex issues.
    • Able to sit/stand/walk for extended periods.
    • Able to work in a stressful, time sensitive environment.