1226 Admission Coordinator-Academic Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health-West Plains


TITLE Admission Coordinator-Academic Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health-West Plains




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Nursing Program Coordinator

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Division Chair, Nursing and Allied Health


The Admissions Coordinator/Academic Advisor is responsible for the overall admissions process to the undergraduate Nursing and Allied Health Division, including the production and distribution of print and internet recruiting and application materials, admissions database management, academic advisement of program applicants, review of application materials, assistance in and coordination of the applicant selection process, post-decision counseling of unsuccessful applicants, and preparation of reports concerning the admission pool. The Admissions Coordinator/Academic Advisor assists with graduate tracking and provides support for accreditation activities. The Admissions Coordinator/Academic Advisor maintains the Nursing web site to ensure all printed materials and web site are current.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area is required.

Experience: Experience in health professions academic advisement is preferred. Successful experience in working with the public is required.

Skills Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required; the ability to work well with others as a team is required. Self-motivation is required. Computer skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Assists with the recruitment and admission of students to the Nursing and Allied Health division by overseeing the design, printing, and distribution of print and internet materials related to admissions and application materials and represents the nursing and allied health departments as needed at recruiting events and functions.

2. Manages and responds to requests for information about the nursing and allied health programs and prepares annual admissions pool reports and data on graduates by designing and maintaining the database system.

3. Ensures accurate communication with program applicants by serving as the primary academic advisor by telephone or in person to all program applicants.

4. Coordinates the applicant selection process by receiving and reviewing all application materials and assisting in and coordinating the applicant selection process.

5. Helps to strengthen re-applications by providing post-decision counseling for unsuccessful applicants.

6. Assists the department coordinators and the division chair to evaluate practice patterns, salary, etc. by continuous tracking of program graduates annually.

7. Provides support for program accreditation by collaborating with the Program Directors and the Division Chair on the design and production of federal training grants and accreditation activities.

8. Ensures the currency of information accessible on the Nursing web site by monitoring and maintaining the web pages.

9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Division Chair.

11. Helps to ensure the success of the Nursing and Allied Program by assisting with day to day operations of the program and performing other duties as assigned.


The Admissions Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health is supervised by the Division Chair of Nursing and Allied Health and may supervise full time, part time, or student workers.