Position InformationJob Title Admissions Counselor
Department Admissions - 25510 Pay Grade 7 Job Category Administrative Job Summary
Responsible to the Associate Director for Recruitment for representing ETSU to a diverse group of freshman and returning students; recruitment of prospective students in a specified territory; coordinating high school visitation programs and events incorporating formal and informal presentations and public speaking engagements with high school and community college counselors and advisors, administrators, students, and parents; and, supporting student retention. The Admissions Counselor serves as a front-line service provider with primary in-office student admission counseling, recruitment travel, and communication with prospective students.
This counselor position will be based in Johnson City, but will initially recruit in the Middle and West Tennessee areas. This counselor should expect a high volume of travel, particularly in the fall semester.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services and programs including paid time off & leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, access to University facilities and services and much more! Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information. https: // www. etsu.edu/human-resources/benefits/.
Disclaimer: The Job Summary intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. Employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of university policies, procedures, structures, and services offered.
Knowledge of university admission requirements.
Knowledge of registration procedures.
Knowledge of financial aid and scholarship policies and procedures.
Knowledge of current career trends.
Knowledge of promotional materials for all academic and student services areas at ETSU.
Skilled in public speaking.
Skilled at listening and asking open-ended questions to best understand a student's needs.
Skilled in basic computer applications and willingness to learn new programs.
Ability to travel extensively in recruiting efforts (requiring evenings, weekends, overnights, and extended overnights).
Ability to work independently, and to arrange information sessions, set appointments and prioritize work effectively.
Ability to follow directions and complete tasks accurately as well as accept supervisory input and feedback.
Ability to communicate effectively to large groups and individuals.
Ability to build relationships with students and their families to assist in identifying the correct program for a student's career and personal goals.
Ability to work with diverse populations
Effective communication skills including verbal and writing skills.
One (1) year of college admissions, sales, outreach, or student organization leadership experience. Relevant student, part-time, and temporary experience may be considered.
Valid driver's license
Availability for overnight travel and weekend work
Two to three years experience in college admissions or other comparable collegiate/business experience. Student worker, temporary or graduate student experience may be considered
Experience working with minority, first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented populations
Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education, or related discipline
Experience working with CRM, Banner Student Information System, Microsoft Office, and communication platforms for mobile devices
Working knowledge of East Tennessee State University or another regional rural public institution
Posting Detail InformationPosting Number AS01042P
Is this position subject to a criminal background check? No Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? No FLSA Status Exempt Open Date 01/13/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Administrative/Professional positions are only required to be posted for a minimum of fourteen (14) calendar days. The closing date for this posting is subject to change without notice to applicants.Supplemental Questions
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