The Admission Counselor is responsible for counseling and assisting prospective students and their families in the admission process, managing several geographic territories to meet recruitment goals, carrying out daily operations of the office, and the development of projects as assigned. This individual reports to the Associate Dean & Director of Admission.
Essential Job Functions:
Manage student recruitment in assigned territory. Market research, school relations and correspondence with students and families are required. Coordinate activities necessary to the region including off-campus interviews and events, virtual events and meetings, email and phone campaigns, and other recruitment activities to meet application and enrollment goals.
Coordinate projects and/or special events as assigned, developing an action plan and implementing all activities required by project, including electronic and print mailings, virtual resources, volunteer coordination, and delegation of tasks to other staff members.
Conduct six to eight weeks of recruitment travel in the fall and two to three weeks in the spring. This individual is responsible for all planning and preparation for the travel.
Meet with prospective students and their families for individual and group information sessions on a daily basis. Counsel students and families on the admission and financial aid process. Articulate the features and benefits of a rigorous liberal arts education.
Regularly offer presentations offered to guests before guided campus tours.
Attend open houses and other campus events for admission. Host occasional weekend sessions for campus visitors.
Read and evaluate applications for admission and scholarships, beginning in mid-November and continuing through March.
Counsel students and families on basic issues of cost and financial aid.
Attend weekly meetings with the counseling staff and reports on pertinent information related to responsibilities.
Build and maintain good relationships with high school counselors, community-based organizations, and other constituencies with which the admissions office deals.
Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, respect for, and commitment to a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Marginal Job Functions:
Participate actively in professional organizations.
Enthusiastically participate in all staff activities.
Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree and one to two years related experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required, as well as organizational skills. Candidates should understand the nature and purpose of a residential liberal arts education. Basic computer skills needed to utilize admission specific software, spreadsheets and calendars, and virtual resources. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team is important. Empathy and humor are crucial. Valid driver’s license is required.
Limited pushing and lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.
Must be able to travel to assigned geographic territory. Mobility on campus necessary.
Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community.The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.