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Senior Regional Admissions Counselor (Remote)

High Point University

This is a Full-time position in Remote - US posted May 27, 2020.

Location: Remote – US

High Point University is recruiting a Senior Regional Admissions Counselors based in Northern California, Oregon or Washington. The Counselors will serve as members of the Admissions team in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions; Be responsible for effectively managing a geographic territory; Develop and utilize a strategic plan to assist in the recruitment process; and Represent High Point University during on and off-campus events. The Regional Admissions Counselors will be tasked to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll academically qualified students in accordance with the philosophy of the University as well as keep in frequent contact with students, parents and counselors from their territory, demonstrating a level of understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all students. This is a twelve month position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Experience and Training:

  • Two years of experience in admissions counseling, sales or customer service is recommended

Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office product and the Internet
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Valid driver license with good driving record; must be insurable.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Creates Strategic Plan for attracting students with the right academic qualifications, from target high schools in assigned territory
  • Sets goals for assigned territory in regards to inquiries, applications, campus visitors, accepted students and enrolled students
  • Makes travel arrangements and manages travel schedule to visit target schools within travel budget
  • Travels 7-9 weeks in the fall and 3-6 weeks in the spring attending college fairs and private visits to targeted schools
  • Builds relationships with key high school guidance counselors and independent counselors in assigned territory; invites them to visit campus or attend a Counselor Open House at HPU
  • Manages evaluation of all completed files within assigned territory; makes initial admit/deny/waitlist decisions for prospective students
  • Meets with students and families after campus tours when on campus explaining application process, scholarship opportunities, study abroad, presidents seminar and answering all questions
  • Coordinates student visits to campus with on-campus recruiting team to ensure smooth transition and positive experience for visitors
  • Uses technical resources and predictive modeling to make informed decisions about student’s applications and outreach
  • Develops and maintains in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of the University’s academic and extracurricular programs
  • Develops and maintains expertise to conduct campus tours; goes through tour shadowing program; conducts tours whenever needed
  • Travels to campus 5-7 times per year to handles assigned duties during Admissions Events during the year: Open Houses, Early Registrations, Presidential Scholarship Program, Admitted Student Days, etc.
  • Contributes to Admissions Team efforts by assisting other counselors as time permits
  • Maintains positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating effectively with students, students’ parents, faculty, co-workers and managers
  • Other duties as assigned

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Contributes to the development and achievement of HPU’s recruitment objectives