Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

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Admissions Counselor

Apply now Job no: 492954
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Admissions and Recruiting, Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Admissions Counselor
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Admissions
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Responsible for recruiting students from assigned regions or target audiences and achieving enrollment goals in academic quality and diversity.

  2. Assist and/or coordinate special recruiting events on and off campus, including evenings and weekends when necessary, and as assigned by the Director of Recruiting.

  3. Responsible for supporting the Enrollment Services Team including but not limited to: admissions/financial aid visits with prospective families, campus tours when needed, receiving inbound calls, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Recruiting.

Essential Duties
  1. Responsible for recruiting students from assigned regions or target audiences and achieving enrollment goals in academic quality and diversity.

    1. Analyze market data to help develop successful recruiting strategies to achieve enrollment goals within assigned territory or audience.

    2. Achieve monthly and yearly goals for applicants, admits and confirmed students.

    3. Advise prospective students and their families of admission requirements and financial aid process and status. 

    4. Manage daily correspondence with prospective students and parents through telephone, e-mail, text, and mail. 

    5. Implement targeted calling/e-mail/mail campaigns and achieve weekly contact and activity goals.

    6. Maintain consistent personal communication with prospective students and parents.

    7. Meet with prospective students or groups visiting campus.

    8. Conduct affordability conversations with families after receiving their financial aid award letter.

    9. Represent ACU at high school visits, college fairs, virtual events, and other special events.

    10. Develop a network of contacts throughout the assigned region to support recruitment efforts. These contacts include high school counselors, alumni, youth ministers, church leaders, Christian school administrators, members of ACU Board of Trustees, and other friends of ACU.

    11. Collaborate with campus partners to promote programs and enhance recruitment efforts.

    12. Maintain the highest level of confidentiality concerning all matters in the Office of Admission and Financial Aid and adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


  1. Assist and/or coordinate special recruiting events on and off campus, including evenings and weekends when necessary, and as assigned by the Director. These include but are not limited to:

    1. On-Campus Events:

      • Admitted Student Visit Days

      • Presidential Scholar Visit Days

      • Preview Days

      • New Student Orientations

    2. Off-Campus Events:

      • Admissions/Financial Aid Workshops

      • School Visits

      • Church Visits

      • College Night Programs

      • Recruiting Dinners


  1. Responsible for supporting the Enrollment Management Team, including but not limited to: admissions/financial aid visits with prospective families, campus tours when needed, receiving inbound calls, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Recruiting.

    1. Assist with daily campus visits as well as seasonal activities, projects and/or events. 

    2. When necessary, assist with daily campus tours for prospective students and families.

    3. Work scheduled hours to provide assistance to the Welcome Center as needed.

    4. Responsible for completing productivity reports, expense reports, travel itineraries, and administrative items in a timely manner.

    5. Other duties as assigned.

Professional Development Requirements
  1. Required Skills:

    1. Strong communication skills and the ability to listen attentively, convey understanding and persuasively communicate the value of the ACU experience to various constituencies.

    2. Demonstrated ability to set goals, organize and prioritize daily activities, exercise necessary follow-up, and be detail oriented.

    3. Strong organizational and project management skills, and exceptional oral and written communication skills.

    4. Strong public speaking and presentation skills.

    5. Strong people skills and demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service.

    6. Strong computer skills required. Must have the ability to use the Internet, Microsoft Office, and Google Workspace. Experience using Slate (CRM) system preferred.

    7. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.


  1. Training Modules Required:

    1. Training in Slate (CRM) system.

    2. Training in Banner, ACU’s system for student records

    3. Regular Recruiting Team Meetings to keep up to date on changing programs, recruiting strategies, sales methods.

    4. Professional growth seminars for Enrollment Management professionals.

Qualifications
  1. ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. This position requires the employee to be a professing Christian and to be willing to support the Christian mission of ACU.

  2. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (ACU graduate highly preferred).

  3. Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required.

Physical Demands
  1. Strong voice to endure extended periods of communication

  2. Ability to endure long periods of standing and walking

  3. Physical conditioning to help maintain peak performance during long days or weeks.

  4. Physical effort with some handling of light weight items, such as supplies or materials

  5. Ability to handle stress well (high volume and high speed demands)

  6. Significant travel, including some overnights and weekends, is required

  7. Must be able to work a flexible schedule beyond normal office hours, including evening and occasional weekend hours

Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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