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Job Descriptions

This admissions counselor sample job description can assist in your creating a job application that will attract job candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Description: Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor Job Purpose: Recruits students by developing alumni networks; evaluating recruiting techniques and materials; interviewing prospective students; initiating campaigns to induce students to attend the university.

Admissions Counselor Job Duties:

  • Develops a network of alumni by identifying and training successful alumni willing to help recruit students; coordinating the network's activities.
  • Develops a profile of students attracted to the college by conducting research; interviewing applicants; designing questionnaires for current students; analyzing questionnaire results; conducting focus groups.
  • Evaluates recruitment techniques by determining the effectiveness of each recruitment technique used by admissions; discerning the appeal of admissions literature; defining the expectations of the college to be instilled in incoming students by the admissions staff.
  • Recruits students by visiting high schools; attending college nights; visiting community colleges and technological institutions.
  • Welcomes prospective students by processing paperwork; interviewing applicants; arranging and conducting campus tours; conducting follow-up activities such as letter writing and phone-calling campaigns.
  • Maintains recruiting operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Completes projects by identifying and implementing new technology and resources; redesigning systems.
  • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.
  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances admissions department and university reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills/Qualifications: Decision Making, Motivating Others, Persuasion, Listening, Verbal Communication, Emphasizing Excellence, Supports Diversity, Results Driven, Coordination, Quality Focus, Connecting with Children

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