Admissions Counselor - Southeast Texas #495055
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Posting Number 20112713
Position Title Admissions Counselor - Southeast Texas #495055
Position Type Staff
Department Enrollment Services
Position Summary Information
Job Summary/Basic Function
About This Role:
Lamar University admissions counselors are responsible for recruiting
prospective students by promoting Lamar University programs to undergraduate
students, pre-admission advisement and matriculation to ensure enrollment
goals are met. This position will live in Southeast Texas and work on campus
at Lamar University in Beaumont Texas and reports directly to the Assistant
Director of Admissions – Recruitment.
What You'll Do – Position Responsibilities
Recruit prospective students by providing accurate and timely pre-
admission advisement to prospective students, parents, families, and other
members of the public.
Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Lamar
University with students in groups, one-on-one, and during on and off
campus events to increase community awareness
Working directly with area high schools, technical centers, businesses,
and other constituencies in activities designed to prepare students for
college and enrollment at LU
Facilitating the pre-admission and conversion process through various
sales methods to include, but not limited to: automated and personalized
communication, high school visits, pre-screened cold calling,
Assisting prospective students, and their families with the GoApplyTexas
Application, Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) and
other pre-college preparation requirements
Maintaining and expanding prospective student recruitment through lead
generation, prospect guidance, and matriculation assistance
Researching prospective student history, following through on leads, and
maintaining records on assigned recruiting territory
Attending events and making presentations to communicate with prospective
students and their parents in an effort to promote Lamar University and
Evaluating prospective student needs and building productive relationships
by providing individualized assistance with educational goal
identification, program selection, payment/financial aid planning, and
paths degree and/or certificate completion
Corresponding professionally with students offering advice, resources, or
referral to other campus resources
Advising the Assistant Director of Admissions – Recruitment on significant
matters and supporting other members of the team in meeting goals and
Contributes information and supports team efforts by accomplishing goals,
monitoring competition and reactions from prospective students
Addressing issues and inquiries from prospective students, parents,
families, and other members of the public in a timely and professional
Participating in staff development programs and campus functions. Make
recommendations regarding the web site and publications to promote campus
Work with recruitment leadership to develop communication plans as a
follow-up to campus visits
Participate in organizations/ groups at Lamar University or within higher
Attend various functions that merit Lamar University's attendance (i.e.
scholarship award ceremonies)
Preforms all other essential duties as assigned
Who We Are:
Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long
learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital
contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast
region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is
home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas
colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University
System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the
lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more
than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always
proud to be Cardinals.
Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where
students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.
At Lamar University one of the ways, we show value to our team members is by
offering the following perks:
Health, dental & vision insurance
State of Texas Retirement plans
Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent.
Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
What You Need to Succeed - Minimum Qualifications
Contacts with coworkers from other organizational units of the University
Tact and judgment are requirements in obtaining or giving information of a
Comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of
analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work
environment of the organization
Demonstrated time-management skills, ability to multitask, and meet
Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse
Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and
demonstrated skills in oral and written communication
Presentation and Public Speaking skills
Bilingual, English, and Spanish preferred but not required
Bachelor's degree required; Combination of college credit and applicable
higher education experience may be substituted while actively pursuing
Valid Driver's license required
Admissions Counselors are expected to travel extensively within Lamar
University's recruitment zones. Evening and weekend hours will be
Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Veteran's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran
applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
Bilingual, English, and Spanish preferred but not required
Experience recruiting a diverse and varied student population including
low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups
traditionally underrepresented in higher education preferred
Sales experience and familiarity with customer relationship management
systems, relationship selling, and other sales techniques preferred
Security Sensitive Statement
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of
the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain
criminal history record information.
Salary $35,568 - $39,140
Posting Date 08/02/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. opm.gov/forms/pdffill/sf15.pdf to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
In what field did you earn your Bachelor's degree?
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have a valid driver's license?
If you have a valid drivers license, what is the state and expiration date?
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have experience recruiting a diverse and varied student population including low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups of traditionally underrepresented in higher education?
How many years of experience do you have in sales and with selling techniques or related sales experience?
This position is expected to travel extensively within Lamar University's recruitment zones. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Are you able to meet these requirements?
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