Muskingum University — Admission Counselor

Muskingum University invites applications for the position of Admission Counselor. The successful candidate will be essential in identifying potential students and building and maintaining relationships with both prospective students and their families to further the University’s recruitment and enrollment objectives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet University-developed recruitment goals.
  • Contact prospective students through high school visits and day/night programs.
  • Manage applicants from a designated geographic area, including conducting individual interviews with prospective students and families and maintaining regular contact with them.
  • Review admission files to determine prospective students’ eligibility to enroll at Muskingum.
  • Assist enrolled students with their transition to college.
  • Visit high schools within an assigned geographic area and build relationships with high school counselors.
  • Planning and implementation of office recruiting activities.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of office recruiting activities, on and off-campus programs, scholarship days, and student telethons.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position. This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonably-related duties, including special projects.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Outgoing and sincere personality.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to adapt to new and changing situations.
  • Creativity and the ability to think critically regarding various issues.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams).
  • Ability to communicate in both large group and individual settings.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours.
  • Experience working in a college setting preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Limited physical effort required but may include occasional standing for periods of time or moving items weighing less than 20 pounds.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment but may include outdoor events where walking and standing may be required.

Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and list of 3 professional references, which may be sent to hr@muskingum.edu. Please include the position title in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations which have been historically underrepresented in the academy and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities. Please visit https://www.muskingum.edu/non-discrimination-statement to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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