Sr. Admissions Counselor (Graduate and Transfer)

Missouri Southern State University
March 16, 2023
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Sr. Admissions Counselor (Graduate and Transfer) Department: Admissions

Location: Joplin, MO

General Statement of Job

The Sr. Admissions Counselor plans, initiates, executes, and evaluates programs for recruitment and admission of transfer and graduate students. This position provides guidance and approval for students seeking admissions into the University. In addition, this person supervises other Regional Admissions Counselors.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Supervises other Regional Admissions Counselors. Conducts 1:1's with direct reports. Manages, coaches, trains and holds direct reports accountable to but not limited to territory management, budgetary and goal requirements set forth by the Dean of Admissions.

Conducts annual and semi performance evaluations and when necessary disciplinary measures

Prepares, manages, and executes transfer and graduate recruitment plan each academic year and presents to Dean of Admissions.

Travels to colleges to meet with prospective students and counselors.

Provides a travel schedule, budget, reports and tracking of recruiting activities to the Dean of Admissions.

Responsible for managing the university's transfer and graduate student recruitment efforts in an assigned territory and other areas responsible for overseeing by using CRM and other university software.

Makes contact by telephone, e-mail, text and in person with potential students each week throughout the recruitment cycle. (a minimum of 100 contacts per week is expected)

Represents Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) at college day and night fairs.

Works cooperatively with the Registrar's Office in developing MOUs and Transfer Equivalency Guides with other colleges/universities.

Helps organize, set-up and participate in receptions and special events designed to attract new students.

Conducts tours of campus for prospective students.

Conducts unofficial evaluations of transcripts.

Counsels students regarding academic questions and options.

Assists students with the admission graduate and transfer process.

Advises students concerning degree requirements.

Assists the Admissions Office with daily duties related to recruitment and admission of all categories of students.

Works cooperatively with the Admissions Communication and Marketing Coordinator to update admission publications, drip campaigns, posters and flyers.

Assists with social media recruitment initiatives and other online marketing.

Serves on university committees as designated.

Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required. Master's degree preferred.

Two years related experience in higher education required. Four years related experience in higher education preferred.

Must have valid Driver's License and ability to meet insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail, reliability, and consistent follow-through necessary.
  • Strong ability to collaborate across organizational structures.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with basic office information systems (Microsoft 365 and experience with admissions CRM.
  • Ability to lead and supervise a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret transcripts.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, students, faculty, staff, members of the public, and/or Board of Governors.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to travel including the occasional overnight trip.
  • Ability to effectively use the Internet as a research tool.
  • Must have proven excellent public speaking skills.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.
  • Requires the ability to use social media for recruitment initiatives.
  • Physical Demands/Work Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear including the use of the telephone. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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