Coastal Carolina University — Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselor

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following position: Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselor (Student Services Program Coordinator I) in the Admissions & Merit Awards. 

The position of Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselor directly contributes to the overall success of the transfer team with responsibilities spanning travel, prospect and territory management, communication and recruitment, application review and credit evaluation, as well as virtual, on- and off-campus visits and presentations. This position is responsible for the recruitment of undergraduate transfer and non-traditional students, which may include adult learners, veterans, transients, concurrent high school freshmen, senior citizens, and second-degree seekers. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Generates authentic leads through regular, strategic communication with prospects and two-year college counterparts to drive interest and applications. Attracts and develops a robust applicant pool for assigned zone and/or academic college. Works individually and with campus partners to cultivate intentional relationships through active engagement, tailored to student interest, and provide services that meet the unique needs of transfer and non-traditional students from prospect through matriculation. 
  • Knowledgeably counsels prospects and applicants in-person, virtually, and electronically regarding coursework for transfer, CORE fulfillment, and CCU degree completion. Provides timely and accurate unofficial credit evaluations to non-applicants for the purposes of academic planning. Diligently captures all prospect interactions to generate prospect leads. 
  • Completes timely and accurate evaluation of external transcripts for applicants, ensuring applicants receive appropriate CCU credit for previously completed and in-progress coursework. Identifies and advocates for new credit transfer opportunities. Educates applicants on alternative credit awarding procedures, when appropriate. Assists in the auditing of permanent records. 
  • Maintains regular personal contact with applicants and their families throughout the admissions process. Meets with and educates campus visitors regarding admission, academics, student life, and other areas of interest. Evaluates admissions applications for appropriate decisions under established criteria and guidelines. Provides alternative admission guidance, when necessary. Advises and counsels accepted students on CCU related topics, such as merit award opportunities and the enrollment process. 
  • Represents the University in a positive and professional manner at on- and off-campus locations and events. Formally presents and delivers accurate information regarding the University, admission criteria and the application and enrollment processes. Actively recruits prospective, admitted, and enrolled students in all venues. Engages with campus visitors to fully demonstrate CCU’s commitment to service excellence. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license is required. One (1) year of relevant work experience in an admissions operation, preferably transfer admission or academic advising in a two-year or four-year college or university setting is preferred. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education. 

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. 

Interested applicants may apply on line at: https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/14141. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2021. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends in support of recruitment initiatives. Occasional travel, including out-of-state travel, may also be required for recruitment and professional development activities. 

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