Admissions Counselor I12-046
Under the general supervision of the Director of Admissions, organize and administer motivational and informational programs and strategies aimed at increasing EWC's student enrollment. Responsible for all phases of eligibility evaluation of applicants based on self-reported information, official transcripts, and other pertinent documents. As an official representative of the College, is available to prospective and admitted students, their families, the campus community, and the general public to interpret, enforce, and explain EWC's policies and regulations. Represents the Admissions office and the University at workshops, counselor conferences, college fairs, community college visits, and a variety of on and off-campus recruiting events.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Determine applicants based on undergraduate admissions guidelines.
- Conduct recruitment visits to community colleges, high schools, college fairs as well as community and educational agencies in and out-of-state
- Provide presentations to groups and families visiting the campus for recruitment events and tours to provide information on: 1) educational opportunities available at the Edward Waters College, 2) EWC admissions criteria and procedures, 3) EWC majors and academic programs, 4) financial aid, including merit based aid, and 5) housing, student life, athletic programs and career opportunities.
- Communicate with prospective students in a virtual environment using computers to initiate admissions chat or Skype sessions, virtual college fairs and other virtual recruitment methods.
- Build strong and sustainable relationships.
- Represent and speak formally on behalf of EWC -Interact with prospective and current students, staff, faculty administrators and general public.
- Provide admissions counseling.
- Review state, county and district educational data, EWC enrollment figures and EWC recruitment reports to help analyze the list of recruitment sites and resource personnel.
- Conduct counseling and student outreach.
- Conduct individual counseling sessions for applicants, their parents, professional educators, and outside agencies on both an appointment and drop-in basis. Obtain information regarding academic background, current enrollment, and courses planned.
- Respond by adjusting individual counseling efforts to the continual change in academic offerings, major changes, and personal circumstances of prospective and admitted transfer students.
- Counsel students not qualified for admission to the College and assist in program planning for future EWC eligibility or assist in exploring alternative forms of education.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree in a related field and prior experience as a professional level student enrollment/affairs officer or equivalent
- Demonstrated experience in: a) recruitment of prospective students; b) evaluating applications, transcripts, and supplemental documentation; and c) making admissions decisions on prospective applicants, to include full consideration of academic records and subjective criteria.
- Ability to effectively manage a large volume of undergraduate admissions applications in multiple programs in a timely manner.
- Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with the wide range of audiences served by Admissions, to include students, faculty, administrators and the general public using various media formats.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment that is subject to constantly changing priorities. Skilled in organizing and setting priorities that accurately reflect the importance of the job responsibilities.
- Excellent skills in operating a computer to retrieve and enter data in a student information system or large data base.
- Must have experience working with Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other business software.
- Skilled in listening, anticipating, and responding to the needs of customers to achieve excellent customer service measured by outcomes rather than activities.
- Ability to work effectively as an individual, a team member, and with diverse groups.
- Skilled in independently researching questions and making appropriate contacts for problem solving.
- Skilled in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to identify relevant concerns, identify patterns or tendencies, formulate logical and objective conclusions.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
- Demonstrated experience working with a Student Information system.
- Operating knowledge of the applicable federal and state regulations governing admissions and other areas related to the responsibilities of the job.
- Operating knowledge of the application of policies and procedures governing undergraduate admissions
- Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate statistical data and policy.
- Demonstrated experience working with an on-line application evaluation tool.