Admissions Counselor - Southeast Texas #495055

Lamar University
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$35,568 - $39,140
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Admissions Counselor - Southeast Texas #495055

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Position Information

Posting Number 20112713

Position Title Admissions Counselor - Southeast Texas #495055 FTE 1.00 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, presentations, etc.
  • 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 its programs
  • 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 expectations
  • 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 manner
  • Participating in staff development programs and campus functions. Make recommendations regarding the web site and publications to promote campus visit programs
  • 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 education.
  • 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
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent.
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    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 confidential nature
  • 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 deadlines
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse populations
  • 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
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Combination of college credit and applicable higher education experience may be substituted while actively pursuing bachelor's degree.
  • Valid Driver's license required
  • Travel:

  • Admissions Counselors are expected to travel extensively within Lamar University's recruitment zones. Evening and weekend hours will be required.
  • EEO Statement

    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.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 08/02/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    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. 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.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
  • No
  • Yes
  • In what field did you earn your Bachelor's degree?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • No
  • Yes
  • 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?
  • No
  • Yes
  • How many years of experience do you have in sales and with selling techniques or related sales experience?
  • None
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5+ years
  • 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?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Unofficial Transcript 2
  • Miscellaneous
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