Reporting to the Director of Admission, the Admission Counselor represents Millsaps College to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students. The successful admission counselor exhibits superior customer service skills and professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with students including interviews, phone calls, emails and information sessions. The counselor creates and implements recruitment strategies to reach prospective students through events, referrals, online and print communications, and outreaches to schools and organizations. The admission counselor must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and staff. A flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings, and some weekends is required. Travel, valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.
- Create an individual recruitment plan (using suggested recruitment template) for each semester as well as participate in the creation of a team recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/fairs, communications with prospective students and networking opportunities.
- Create a weekly report outlining productivity of travel and outreach to prospective students from recruitment territory.
- Ability to work on a registration deadline, strive towards individual and college-wide enrollment goals and use outstanding customer service to recruit students to the College’s programs.
- Develop and update a database of teachers, administrators, and contact people with whom workshops and information sessions can be booked. Network with new contacts to help increase inquiry production.
- Utilize phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students in a timely manner, providing superior student service.
- Work with prospective students to garner completed application files prior to enrollment.
- Become familiar with working territory and demographics of cities/towns in that area to best reach the student population for Millsaps College.
- Collaborate with our growing alumni network to develop new student/professional networks and garner student referrals. Alumni are to be utilized with information sessions, outreaches, phoning etc.
- Attend training sessions to receive updated information about new programs and services. Under the direction of the Director, participate in the events prior, during, and after each term such as information sessions, orientations, registration events and graduation.
- Ability to work independently, and to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the College in a positive manner.
- Ability to follow the expectation of treating fellow employees, students and the institution’s guests with civility, and to refrain from activities that disrupt the efficient functioning of the college.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Abilities
- Recruiting, management, sales, and/or knowledge of higher education required.
- Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; Well-developed presentation skills are required.
- Goal oriented and intrinsically motivated with superior customer service and networking skills.
- Facility with MS Office Suite, social media and marketing via the e Internet as a tool.
- Ability to manage student files and rosters via the Jenzabar system is preferred.
- Ability to build relationships with students and determine the correct program fit for students’ career and personal goals and follow them through the enrollment process.
- Experience working with adult population preferred.
- Professional attire and personal presentation required daily.
- Required to be mobile and occasionally lift and/or move to 40-50 pounds.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Applicants should submit a current resume, a letter of interest and three references who may be contacted about the candidate’s experience and past performance. Review of applications will begin on August 1 and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be submitted via email to Beth.Clarke@millsaps.edu. Please write “Admission Counselor” in the subject line of the email.
Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.
A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.
It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compliance with Title IX
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.
About Millsaps College
Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.
Millsaps College’s Vision
Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.
Millsaps College’s Mission
Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.