The Admissions Counselor II will represent Tarleton State University both on and off campus, under general supervision. This position is responsible for contributing to the Universityâ™s strategic enrollment goals for our diverse student population. The functionality of this position includes, but is not limited to the following job responsibilities.
50% Recruitment and Travel
Identifies and recruits prospective undergraduate students across various populations that include high school students, community college students, working adults and underrepresented populations.
Promotes and recruits for the academic programs that are located at each Tarleton location including Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and Online.
Coordinates plans to attend recruitment events such as college fairs, presentations, and other visits to high schools and community colleges.
Provides admissions sessions and presentations for small and large groups.
Meets recruitment goals in assigned territory.
Represents the University at annual recruitment events hosted by professional organizations, such as Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO), Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC), and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
Abides by the regulations set by professional organizations at sanctioned events.
Provides guidance to high school students and transfer students throughout the application and enrollment process.
Coordinates with high school counselors, transfer specialists, college advisers, faculty and staff throughout the application process.
Provides general knowledge about admissions, Texas Success Initiative (TSI), financial aid, scholarships, veteran services, advising, housing and orientation.
Provides general knowledge about all academic programs, student organizations and University services.
Transports necessary materials and displays to and from events.
Corresponds with prospective students via phone, email and mail communications.
Completes detailed event reports and maintaining recruitment records.
Uses a Customer-Relationships Management system (Salesforce) for communicating with prospective students, logging communications, creating reports and maintaining an updated data base.
Responsible for arranging appropriate travel accommodations for rental vehicles, lodging, and meals.
Completes expense reports for approved travel payments after each trip.
Schedules and guides campus visits for prospective students, parents, school personnel, alumni, partners and other special guests.
Contributes to on-campus events related to recruitment, admissions and enrollment such as campus preview days, open house events, Admitted Student Day, and orientations.
Develops working relationships with Tarleton faculty and staff as well as professionals from other institutions.
Coordinates and participates in annual department head meetings.
Continuously stays up-to-date on University revisions and topics related to higher education.
Contributes ideas for marketing materials, updating presentation content and constructing email blasts.
Coordinates virtual college fairs, virtual presentations and online information sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience. One (1) year of experience in higher education, recruitment, sales, marketing, event management, territory management, or communications.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have the ability to travel to a variety of work locations. Must be able to work a flexible schedule beyond normal office hours, including evening and occasional weekend hours. Must be prepared to travel frequently with overnight stays. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally through both written and verbal communications. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Must be detail oriented and have a strong customer service philosophy.
Preferred Knowledge and Experience
Experience using Salesforce or CRM products; Previous public speaking experience; Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Familiar with Banner by Ellucian, Student Information System; Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Internal Number: R-029987
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research cent...ers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.