Admissions Counselor

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

Position Title

Admissions Counselor

Department

Admissions

Division

General University

Vacancy Number

23-020

Work Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Responsibilities

Working independently under the supervision of the Director of Graduate Admissions & Student Success, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for meeting or exceeding the statewide graduate recruitment goals for Tift College of Education. The incumbent will articulate the mission and values of the university to prospective students. Moreover, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for the overall coordinator of admission and retention for graduate Education students, including scheduling and implementing appointments and events. The incumbent works regularly with Admissions and Marketing colleagues for Atlanta and Regional Academic Centers, the academic department chairs, Associate Deans, and Dean of Tift College of Education, all academic program directors, as well as staff members engaged in Admissions, Financial Planning, the Registrars' offices, Alumni and Development, Student Services, and Career Services functions.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required. Candidates with a master's degree and/or prior experience working with admissions and/or recruitment are highly desirable. 

Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position requires travel.

Success Factors:
Personable, outgoing, self-starter, confident, articulate, good oral and written communications skills, team player, willingness to go beyond what is required to meet goals. Excellent grammar, proofreading and writing skills; an understanding of traditional and nontraditional education; experience in marketing and advertising development and strategies; and the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time, to meet deadlines, and to follow through on tasks to completion. Critical thinking and evaluation skills are required, as is an advanced level of proficiency with appropriate technologies.

As with other professional positions in Enrollment Management, this position also requires:

CHARACTER:
This position requires a person of character, drive, and integrity. He or she will be a leader who can work both autonomously and as a member of a tightly knit team. He or she will have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, the value of a liberal arts education and will appreciate the importance of both traditional and nontraditional learners to the University.

CREATIVITY:
The individual filling this position will have the ability to meet appropriate situations with a creative response. He or she will be open to seek and learn new and better ways to achieve the goals and needs of the University.

COMMITMENT:
The individual filling this position will be dedicated to the mission of Mercer University and to strengthening the University’s relationship with the internal and external University community. The individual will represent the University accurately

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Sound knowledge and experience of postsecondary recruitment, admissions and financial aid
  • Database enrollment management techniques
  • Ability to implement “state of the art” marketing and recruitment strategies
  • Planning, organizing, management skills, processing and technology
  • Leadership and team building skills
  • Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications for letters, mailings, etc.
  • Understanding the specific needs of working adult students
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?

Yes

Is a credit check needed for this position?

Yes

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

Yes

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

Exempt

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 have 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?

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

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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