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Admissions Counselor

Position Deleted on 12/14/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Marion, IN
Admin - Admissions and Enrollment
Full Time

Position Summary:

This position exists to promote the University and its programs to prospective students and their influencers. This is accomplished by a coordinate effort in specified recruitment area that includes travel, direct mail, personalized phoning and e-mails as well as hosting visitors on campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Manage Recruitment area and associated student files.

  • Travel approximately 7 weeks in fall, 3 weeks in spring, and 2 weeks in summer for recruitment.
  • Visit selected churches to develop rapport with youth director and/or pastor and to present IWU in formal and informal settings (i.e. youth group meetings, Sunday morning worship services, etc.)
  • Schedule and conduct home visits with top prospective students in assigned territory as outlines in the recruitment manual.
  • Visit public and Christian high schools, placing priority on contacts with students, guidance personnel, alumni, and other adult influencers.
  • Schedule and host receptions in recruiting region. Coordinate the event with assistance from current students, alumni, parents and friends of IWU.
  • Represent IWU at college fairs and conventions in recruiting regions to further develop IWU's recognition.
  • Evaluate thoroughly all personal contacts. Seek to improve systems and methods of travel recruitment on an ongoing basis.
  • Conduct prospective student interviews and tours.
  • Maintain appropriate correspondence with guidance personnel, pastors, alumni, parents, and prospective students (i.e. confirmation letter, encouragement notes, thank you notes, phone contacts).

2. Host prospective students and their family members while visiting campus.

3. Update annually knowledge of IWU campus (i.e. academics, spiritual climate, student ministries, student development services, co-curricular activities, etc.)

4. Report regularly to the Director of Admissions all completed tasks with evaluations and recommendations.

5. Upon request, assist the Admissions Core Management Team in carrying out admissions responsibilities.

Physical Demands: Light work, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, talking, hearing, repetitive motions.

Visual Demands: Very heavy visual acuity.



Bachelor's Degree


1. Experience in working with the public.

2. IWU Alumnus preferred.

3. Excellent interpersonal skills for relating effectively with prospective students, guidance counselors, pastors, parents, etc.

Other: Must be eligible for coverage on the University's Automobile Insurance Policy.

Personal Characteristics:

According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any anytime.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other administered programs, and all phases of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment. As an equal opportunity employer, Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or other federal, state, or local laws or executive orders except as claimed in a filed religious exemption. Indiana Wesleyan University affirms its position as a Christian University of the liberal arts and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the intent, mission, and doctrinal position stated in the university catalog. The President, the Administrative Officers, and all persons who have hiring authority will maintain and implement personnel policies and practices to assure that affirmative action/equal opportunity is being actively implemented and that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion shall suffer any form of discrimination. Indiana Wesleyan University will take appropriate steps to provide reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities so long as doing so does not cause Indiana Wesleyan University an undue hardship.
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