Admissions Counselor


Admissions Counselor

Human Resources
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 
Responsible for the recruitment and admission of freshman and transfer students to Texas Wesleyan. Primary duties include meeting with students, evaluating files and assisting with recruiting as needed. Work closely with prospective new students and parents in the support of the transition to Texas Wesleyan University.
Position Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Office of Admissions
Reports To: Director of Admissions
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Read, process, and evaluate applications and transcripts for admission and academic scholarship recommendations.
  • Advise prospective students concerning program options, course availability, and degree requirements.
  • Support the development of recruitment activities for freshman and transfer students.
  • Assist with the freshman and transfer territory recruiting plan and provide weekly, monthly and year-end reports on recruitment activity.
  • Recruit prospective students through college fairs/programs, high schools, community colleges, churches and other professional contacts.
  • Coordinate, schedule and give campus tours and open houses on the main campus for prospective students and their families as needed.
  • Visit and coordinate information exchange with community groups, churches, and schools.
  • Give admissions-related presentations to tour groups, school groups, and prospective students.
  • Assist in planning and administrating special, on-campus admission programs.
  • Provide effective follow-up for prospective students including telephone calls, emails and letters. Provide prospective students/families academic and financial aid information.
  • Read, process, and evaluate applications and transcripts for admission and academic scholarship recommendations.
  • Input student data and applicant data into the Datatel/Colleague Student Information System. Create advising worksheets/transfer plans for prospects and applicants.
  • Provide prospective students/families academic, financial aid information, and campus information. Assist with on-campus orientation of new students.
  • Participate in Admissions projects and programs as assigned. Assist Assistant Director with communications to students.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with faculty, staff, and students  within  the Texas  Wesleyan community.
  • Adhere to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice of the NACAC.
  • Other duties  as assigned  by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree required; liberal arts background preferred. Previous admission or related experience preferred, but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated administrative ability to plan and execute programs and activities, to secure cooperation
  • from individuals and organizations, and to coordinate the activities of such individuals and organizations. Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current software programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a cooperative attitude while working with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining a high attention for details.
  • Strong organizational skills to work productively & efficiently to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work individually and within a team environment.
  • Ability to adhere to University & departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discrete handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to write standard correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to current and prospective students and University employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

LICENSES

Valid Texas Driver's license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Ability to travel around Tarrant County and out-of-area destinations as dictated by recruitment demands using personal transportation. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT   

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Available for evening, holiday, and weekend duties as required by the position and the department.

To apply for an open staff position please send a current resume and cover letter indication position desired to: HR@txwes.edu, or Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, TX 76105.

Contact Information


Office of Human Resources
Oneal-Sells Building, room 110

Phone: 817-531-4403
Fax: 817-531-4402
Email: HR@txwes.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm

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