Admissions Counselor

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Admissions and Enrollment Management

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Admissions Counselor




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Macon, GA

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At Mercer University, everyone majors in changing the world. Not just an inspiring tagline for new students--we hold ourselves to a remarkably high standard to make a positive impact each day on our students, our teammates, our work, and higher education as a whole. Members of the Enrollment Management team also embrace shared values to:

Stand with Integrity                                                                        Serve with Excellence                                                                    Support through Teamwork                                                              Show Continuous Improvement

If you too share these values, and if you are a fast learner, can hit the ground running, solve problems, and drive enrollment-growing initiatives with creative ideas and effective processes--keep reading.

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for meeting or exceeding the freshman recruitment goal for an assigned geographical territory. The incumbent will articulate the mission and values of the university to prospective students, families, and guidance counselors by autonomously crafting messages based on the specific audience. The Admissions Counselor represents the University at numerous events such as college fairs, high school visits, alumni receptions, and on-campus events and will meet and exceed the needs of all constituents. The Admissions Counselor will also manage the recruitment territory for a geographic region from initial inquiry through enrollment including, but not limited to, informational sessions, reviewing applications for an admissions decision and scholarship, reviewing financial aid packages, and counseling students on the entire life cycle from application to enrollment to a broad audience of students, parents, and high school counselors with differing tactics.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required. Excellent communication skills, including written, phone, and face to face interactions, are essential.  Must have the ability to use Microsoft Office products to maintain accurate prospect database. 

Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by the University carrier, as position requires travel.  Candidates are expected to work some nights and weekends as needed.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?                                                       

2. Do you possess a valid driver's license?

3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years.  Do you meet both of these requirements? 

4. How would this position fit into your career goals? 

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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