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.
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.