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Code: 5568 PCLS: N3068 Pay Grade:  Exempt:  Yes ORP:  No EEO Code:  3
Title: Admissions Counselor
Description: Assists the Director of Admissions with administrative duties to provide leadership in the implementation of policies, practices, and programs which enable the University to achieve enrollment goals. Represents the University to the general public through scheduled presentations and assists with administrative duties in coordination of scheduling and hosting events sponsored by MSU Admissions Office. Responsible for counseling prospective students, parents, educational administrators, and other interested persons to provide expert knowledge and advice on the university's admissions process. Travels extensively throughout the state of Texas to high schools and junior colleges for recruitment/retention of prospective MSU students. Works independently to manage office procedures. Reports to the Director of Admissions.
Examples: Coordinates and assists the Director of Admissions with weekly recruiting schedules. Reviews applications for admission and counsels applicants and their parents regarding eligibility status. Responds to emails, mail, telephone calls and in-person meetings that require admissions guidance or counseling. Revises and updates all forms of publications, social media, and communication plans. Assists with specialized tasks involving implementation of on-campus recruitment activities and special events such as prospective student orientation programs. Responsible for recruitment activities in selected geographical areas. Develops and maintains relationships with high schools, community colleges, and other community programs which impact recruitment. Assists in compiling reports; developing recruitment materials; and assists with training of other Admissions personnel. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Physical Condition: Must be able to drive independently and lift a minimum of 20 pounds.
Experience: One or more years experience in a college or university environment, preferably in a related area such as student affairs, school relations and/or college admissions counseling.
Knowledge: Requires working knowledge of MSU admission policies and procedures, academic requirements, and residency policies, to include knowledge of admissions procedures for beginning freshmen, transfer students and re-enrolling MSU students. Proficiency in the use of personal computers and knowledge of commonly used computer software programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in higher education student personnel or related field is preferred and may be substituted for experience.
Additional Requirements: Must have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to plan and coordinate complex, cross-related tasks. Must be a strong, positive representative of Midwestern State University. Must have a team orientation; be adaptable, flexible, and cooperative; have strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to work with diverse populations. *Must be able to work evenings and weekends and hours that may exceed the regular workweek. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *Requires a valid driver's license. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.

Last updated 2013-12-19