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Admissions Counselor

Apply now Job no: 492674
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
Department Admissions
Employee Class Exempt Full Time
Basic Responsibilities A. Responsible for recruiting students from assigned region or target audiences and achieving enrollment goals in academic quality and diversity.
B. Assist and/or coordinate special recruiting events on and off campus, including weekends when necessary, and as assigned by the Director.
C. 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

A. Responsible for recruiting students from assigned region or target audience 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, quarterly and yearly goals for applicants, admits and confirmed students
3. Exercise judgement and financial responsibility in determining how the territory’s funds will be used in pursuit of students.
4. Maintain consistent personal communication with prospective students and parents.
5. Consistently achieve weekly contact and activity goals
6. Assist the Dean of Admissions with information regarding students’ admission to ACU.
7. Conduct affordability conversations with families after receiving their financial aid award letter.
8. Build personal relationships with key alumni, friends of ACU (youth ministers, high school counselors, etc.) as well as prospective students and their parents.
9. Collaborate with University Relations Managers (if applicable) to develop a network of contacts throughout your assigned region to help your recruiting efforts. These contacts include alumni, youth ministers, church leaders, Christian school counselors/administrators, Board of Trustees, and friends of ACU.
10. Establish contacts and partners throughout campus to learn about programs and promote the efforts of the Admissions Office.

B. Assist and/or coordinate special events on and off campus, including weekends when necessary, and as assigned by the Director.

On-Campus Events:
1. Admitted Student Visit Days
2. Presidential Scholar Visit Days
3. Preview Days
4. New Student Orientations

Off-Campus Events:
1. Admissions/Financial Aid Workshops
2. School Visits
3. Church Visits
4. College Night Programs
5. Purple & White Recruiting Events
6. Recruiting Dinners

C. Responsible for providing support to the Enrollment Services Team. Support may include 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.

1. Conducting campus tours as needed.
2. Working scheduled hours so to provide assistance to the Response Center and Welcome Center as needed.

3. Responsible for completing productivity reports, expense reports and administrative items in a timely manner.

Professional Development Requirements

Professional Development Requirements:
A. Required Skills:
1. Strong sales skills: must have the ability to differentiate ACU from the competition
2. Excellent communicator and strong presentation skills
3. Strong people skills with a clear understanding of how to provide excellent customer service. 4. Knowledge and experience with contact management systems and Windows Microsoft software.
5. Strong time management skills are needed to handle the multiple tasks required in successful territory management.

B: Training Modules Required:
1. Contact management training as needed
2. Regular Recruiting Team Meetings to keep up to date on changing programs, recruiting strategies, sales methods
3. Professional growth seminars for Enrollment Management professionals.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
A. 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. B. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (ACU graduate highly preferred)
C. High initiative, dependable, focused
D. Strong communication and presentation skills E. Goal-oriented, high professionalism F. Strong organizational skills

Technology Requirements:
A. Each Admissions Counselor must have their own cell phone.

Physical Demands Physical Demands:
A. Strong voice to endure extended periods of communication
B. Ability to endure long periods of standing and walking
C. Ability to travel
D. Physical conditioning to help maintain peak performance during long days or weeks E. Handle stress well (high volume and high speed demands)
Additional Information

ACU does not 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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