Regional Admissions Counselor – East Tennessee State University

Job Title Regional Admissions Counselor
Department Admissions – 25510
Pay Grade 7
Job Category Administrative
Job Summary Responsible to the Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment representing ETSU to a diverse group of freshmen, transfer, and returning students; recruitment of prospective students in a specified territory; coordinating high school and community college visitation programs and events; incorporating formal and informal presentations and public speaking engagements with high school and community college counselors and advisors, administrators, students and parents, supporting student retention, and performing other duties as assigned. The Regional Admissions Counselor serves as the primary contact and recruiter for Nashville Metro and Middle Tennessee high schools and community colleges for prospective and admitted students. Serves as a point of contact, guide and information source for students throughout the admissions and enrollment process. Conducts follow up with students using direct mailings, telephone calls, electronic communication, social media, information sessions and other outreach opportunities and focused admission events, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of university and higher education system policies, procedures, structure and services offered.
  • Knowledge of university admission requirements.
  • Knowledge of Tennessee public, private, and homeschool networks, primary emphasis on Middle Tennessee.
  • Knowledge of registration procedures.
  • Knowledge of current career trends.
  • Knowledge of course equivalencies and transfer issues.
  • Knowledge of all academic and student services areas at ETSU.
  • Knowledge of university catalog including degree requirements for all programs and majors.
  • Knowledge of all university policies regarding admissions, retention and graduation requirements.
  • Knowledge of ETSU policies and applicable Tennessee Code Annotated.
  • Ability to travel extensively in recruiting efforts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to large groups or individuals.
  • Ability to counsel students and parents regarding university related matters.
Required Qualifications Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree; Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills; Availability to attend events during evenings and weekends, travel and stay overnight, and commute to main campus as needed. Selected candidate must reside in the Metro Nashville, Tennessee area; posses a valid driver’s license; official transcripts required upon hire.
Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree preferred; two to three years experience working on a college admissions counseling staff or other comparable collegiate /business experience preferred; experience with or knowledge about East Tennessee State University, or higher education in Tennessee preferred. Experience in marketing, recruitment, admissions and/or related experience is preferred.
Must be able to load and transport admissions materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
Regularly spend extended periods standing; may be required to kneel and twist.

Please contact Dusty Duncan at duncandj@etsu.edu for additional information.

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