Admissions Counselor

  • Missouri Western State University
  • Saint Joseph, MO, USA
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time Admissions/Retention/Enrollment Mgmt.

Job Description


Position Title: Admissions Counselor


Job Description:

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for recruiting students, representing the University in a positive and effective manner, and promoting Missouri Western State University to prospective students, their parents, and the community.

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for all recruitment and admissions activities in an assigned territory to include set-up and carry through of high school visits within the recruitment territory, attend scheduled college fairs, conduct appropriate follow-up via phone, written correspondence, email and text. Considerable travel involved which includes overnight travel Sunday through Thursday during the recruiting season; making contacts/developing relationships with counselors. When not traveling will meet with prospective students and parents in the office, evaluate transcripts in order to admit students, attend all admissions events and all first-year experience programs.

•Manages and meets target goals within a recruiting territory. This requires making contact and developing relationships with counselors, visiting high schools and community colleges, attending athletic and other high school & community related events and helping students make the transition from high school to college.
•Assists with the Griffon Orientation and Griffon Edge along with academic advising and scheduling.
•Aids in review and development of internal and external correspondence and promotional materials and keeps apprised of competitors' materials.
•Recruits non-traditional students, junior college transfer students and special needs students on campus, as well as in recruiting area.
•Rotates the weekly in-house counseling sessions with campus visitors.
•Coordinates special programs and visits, such as Griffon Expresses. Assists with Showcase visit days, business/industry visits, operation outreach visits, and counselor luncheons/dinners in territory.
•Attends day, night and weekend college fairs in the Fall and Spring.
•Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•General services and procedures of colleges
•Good written and verbal communications and positive interpersonal skills.
•Excellent time management.
•Financial aid programs and scholarships
•Registration/Orientation setup and processes
•Perceiving the needs of students through the admissions process
•Time management in and outside of the office
•Assessing situations and suggesting and implementing strategies
•Ability to work well with diverse external and internal contacts
•Organizing and presenting information
•Training and coordinating student leaders
•Communication, as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, administration, and the general public

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • One year of experience in student recruiting or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of MWSU programs/services, and experience conducting high school visits, college fairs and/or campus tours.


Physical Demands

•Medium Work
•Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects

FLSA Exempt


Additional Demands

•Valid driver's license
•Membership in the Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling (preferred)
•Considerable Travel
•Seasonal and overnight travel.
•May be subject to night and weekend work.


Hours of Work

M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

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