Freshman Admission Counselor

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015
 
Responsible for recruitment and admission of freshman students to Texas Wesleyan University. Primary duties include planning, coordinating, training, and evaluation of all recruitment and application processes in regards to freshman students. Work closely with prospective new students and parents in the support of the transition from high school to higher education.
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Undergraduate Admission
Reports To:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: Main Campus

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Recruit prospective students through college fairs/programs, high schools, churches and other professional contacts.
  • Provide effective follow-up programs for prospective students including telephone calls and letters sequence.
  • Provide prospective students/families academic, financial aid, and campus information.
  • Provide weekly, monthly and year-end reports on freshman recruitment activity.
  • Read and evaluate applications and transcripts for admission and academic scholarships.
  • Review files for accuracy, completeness.
  • Report on updated freshman issues, especially in regards to recruitment.
  • Serve on committees for special populations.
  • Assist in planning and administrating special, on-campus admission programs.
  • Assist with on-campus orientation of new students.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with faculty, staff, and students within the Texas Wesleyan community.
  • Assist as needed with communications to students.
  • Adhere to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Actively participate in Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) and other professional groups.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions.

 

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 EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree required, liberal arts background preferred. Previous admission experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current computer software programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a cooperative attitude while working with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining a high attention for details.
  • Strong organizational skills to work productively and efficiently to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work individually and within a team environment.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use discretion with 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 written instructions, correspondence and memorandums. 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, & divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw/interpret 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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

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 essential job functions. 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 moderate. Available for evening and weekend duties as required by the position and the department.

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

 

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

817-531-4444
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