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Admissions Counselor, Admissions Recruitment

Company: Cameron University
Location: Lawton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Cameron University Admissions Counselors are based in Lawton, Oklahoma and responsible for the recruitment, admission advisement, and matriculation of prospective students within the university's primary service area and beyond. This is an entry-level position that reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions.

Job Duties of an Admissions Counselor include but are not limited to:

  • Professionally and efficiently execute Cameron University's commitment to student success
  • Outreach
    • Disseminating and effectively communicating admission requirements and procedures to prospective students, parents, families, other members of the public, faculty and staff
    • Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Cameron University with students in groups, one-on-one, and during on- and off- campus events to increase community awareness
    • Assisting prospective students and their families with the Cameron University admissions application, Oklahoma's Promise application, Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), and other pre-college preparation requirements
    • Attending events and making presentations to communicate with prospective students and their families in an effort to promote Cameron University and its programs
    • Composing letters, other correspondence, special reports and materials, and managing e-mail correspondence daily
    • Enrollment
      • Supporting the enrollment goals of the university by implementing effective admission programs and procedures
      • Working directly with area high schools, technical centers, businesses, and other constituencies in activities designed to prepare students for college and recruit students
      • Evaluating prospective student needs and building productive relationships by providing individualized assistance with educational goal identification, program selection, payment/financial aid planning, and paths to degree completion
      • Corresponding professionally with students offering advice, resources, or referral to other campus resources
      • Addressing issues and inquiries from prospective students, parents, families, and other members of the public in a timely and professional manner
      • Marketing
        • Facilitating admission and conversion process through various recruiting methods to include but not limited to: automated and personalized communication, high school visits, pre-screened cold calling, presentations, etc
        • Maintaining and expanding prospective student recruitment through lead generation, prospect guidance, and matriculation assistance
        • Researching prospective student history, following through on leads, and maintaining records on assigned recruiting territory into the current Student Information System
        • Maintaining and promoting the Cameron Admissions social media accounts.
        • Operational
          • Advising the Assistant Director of Admissions on significant matters and supporting other members of the team in meeting goals and expectations
          • Contributing information and supporting team efforts by accomplishing goals, monitoring competition and reactions from prospective students
          • Assisting with processing admission applications for undergraduate and graduate students and coding them in the proper admission category based on Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) and Cameron University policies
          • Determining admissibility to Cameron based on evaluation of academic transcripts and test scores
          • Creating a database record for each student by entering information in the student information system from source documents
          • Representing the university in a professional manner
          • Performing and assisting with other related duties as assigned
          • Participating in staff development programs and campus functions

            Required Knowledge Skills/Abilities
            • Demonstrate time-management skills, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines
            • Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and demonstrate skills in oral and written communication
            • Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse populations
            • Demonstrate ability to quickly establish rapport with and efficiently serve prospective students
            • Presentation and public speaking skills
            • Experience in working with Microsoft Suite and Adobe Suite
            • Ability to lift weight (10-20 lbs) on a regular basis
            • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time
            • Ability to travel for recruiting purposes and work independently with minimal supervision
            • Familiarity to work in an electronic environment to include web and social marketing in addition to virtual recruitment meetings

              MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
            • An earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
            • Minimum of two years responsible employment
            • Valid Driver's License

              PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
            • Bilingual - Spanish
            • Experience recruiting diverse and varied student populations including low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
            • Experience working with Recruit, Banner, and Cognos

              SALARY:

              $28,000. Opportunity for performance compensation subject to approval and budgetary availability.

              BENEFITS:

              Cameron University offers a wide variety of comprehensive programs to benefit our employees. We are proud to offer such benefits as paid medical coverage for our employees, ample time off and opportunities and employee tuition waiver programs. To view all benefits available to employees, visit:

              TRAVEL:

              Admissions Counselors are expected to travel extensively within Cameron University's recruitment zones. If available and requested, a university vehicle will be provided. Employees will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while conducting official university business to include lodging, per Diem, and transportation. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

              INSTITUTION:

              Cameron University () is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master''s-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University's Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at

              APPLYING:

              Attachments must include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.

              DEADLINE:

              Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

              EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disability

Keywords: Cameron University, Lawton , Admissions Counselor, Admissions Recruitment, Human Resources , Lawton, Oklahoma

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