Enrollment Counselor / Assistant Director - #000227 & #000282

Western Carolina University
March 17, 2023
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number EHRA688P

Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.wcu.edu/postings/23202 Classification Title Assistant Director Working Title Enrollment Counselor / Assistant Director - #000227 & #000282 Department Admissions Anticipated Hiring Range Salary commensurate with experience About WCU

Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America's Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities. Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans – eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available. Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service. WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences – many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary

The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

Multiple positions will be recruited from this posting.

The title of this position is based on qualifications and years of experience in the profession.

Key responsibilities for an Enrollment Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission – include: 1) providing information to students and their families concerning the benefits of a college education and the available means of acquiring it; 2) disseminating specific and accurate information concerning admission, financial aid, academic programs, and campus life at WCU to prospective students, families, and counselors; (3) evaluating academic credentials to determine admissibility and rendering admission decisions; (4) designing and implementing activities and programs to enhance the yields of prospects to enrolled students; 5) coordinating special projects related to student recruitment; and 6) improving the image of Western Carolina University by assisting in the design and development of print and electronic marketing materials which reflect the quality academic programs offered by the university. This position requires weekly travel in addition to limited evening and weekend work. Work will be identified based in regions of North Carolina, identified by the institution. This position will be in Cullowhee for all Open House and other recruiting events as needed, as well as up to one day per academic semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). This position will identify and cultivate relationships with high school counselors, community college counselors, as well as community-based organization (CBO's) leaders. They will conduct recruitment activity at other regional schools, i.e. high schools, community colleges, and also participates in regional forums, when asked, as a representative of WCU Admissions Office.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications

An advanced degree and one year of admissions experience is preferred.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week 40 Number of Months Per Year 12

Posting Text

Open Date 02/14/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply online. The following items are required: a current Resume/Curriculum Vita; a cover letter; and a list of at least three references (include complete contact information).

For questions or additional information, please contact Suzi Swartz, Search Committee Chair, at 828-227-7317.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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