TITLE Regional Admission Counselor
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1262
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director of Admission
The Regional Admission Counselor represents Missouri State University at college fairs and high school/community college recruitment visits in the designated city and surrounding areas and counsels prospective students and their parents regarding admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid and scholarships, residence halls, student organizations, and activities. The Regional Admission Counselor develops and executes a territory recruitment plan, assists with the development of publications and responds to written, phone, email, and in-person inquiries. The Regional Admission Counselor meets with students and parents, makes formal presentations, and plans activities and events in the designated recruitment territory for prospective students/families and high school counselors. Although based in a city other than Springfield, the Regional Admission Counselor works from the Missouri State University campus in Springfield as needed for various programs, meetings, and training/professional development opportunities.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A bachelor's degree is required.
Experience: Experience with Missouri State University academic programs, facilities, student activities and organizations, or at least two years of work experience is required in either college admissions or recruitment at a regionally accredited institution or college admission advising at the high school level.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills and sensitivity to issues related to the retention and recruitment of a diverse student body are required. Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently are required. Familiarity with office applications software, preferably Microsoft Office products, is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Effort: Requires the ability to transport recruitment materials weighing 25 - 50 pounds. Some data entry and computer work is required.
License: Must have a valid driver's license.
Other: The scope of the job includes evening and weekend responsibilities, primarily during the fall and spring semesters.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Contributes to the achievement of University enrollment and recruitment goals and objectives by representing Missouri State University at college fairs and high school/community college recruitment visits and alumni functions; advising and creating positive relationships with prospective students and their parents regarding admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid and scholarships, residence halls, student organizations and activities; assisting with the development of publications used for admissions and recruitment; responding to and initiating written, phone, email, and in-person inquiries; meeting with students and parents; making formal presentations, such as award and college planning presentations, and planning activities and events, both on and off-campus, for prospective students, families, alumni, and high school counselors.
2. Develops and executes recruitment plans for target high schools and community colleges in the designated area.
3. Advises supervisory personnel of the progress of ongoing responsibilities by maintaining accurate records of student and high school/community college contacts and preparing reports concerning recruitment and admission activities.
4. Coordinates the efforts of interested alumni to assist in recruitment by attending alumni events and activities in the designated area, creating a network of alumni employed in high school guidance, teaching, and administrative positions, serving as liaison between Missouri State’s alumni and the Office of Admissions, and assisting the Alumni Office in achieving goals in the designated area.
5. Compiles data and reports using Slate CRM, Banner/ARGOS, school visit data, and personal observations in assessing and tracking a territory recruitment plan.
6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. 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 Associate Director of Admission.
8. Assists with meeting enrollment, recruitment, and student service objectives of the University by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Regional Admission Counselor is supervised by the Associate Director of Admission and may occasionally supervise student employees. The Regional Admission Counselor works with limited supervision and will be required to exercise self-direction under prescribed guidelines.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MAY 2022