Admissions Counselor – South Texas Area
Sam Houston State University
Open until filled: Yes
Educational and Experience Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree in related field. No experience required. Knowledge of Sam Houston student recruitment activities, admissions’ policies, and university procedure would be helpful. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.
Nature & Purpose of Position:
Responsible for translating the goals and values of the University to all categories of prospective students. Participates in those activities involving the projection of the University’s image to the public, assisting the student’s transition into the University, keeping the University aware of changing characteristics of students, and securing for the University the students who can best profit from the educational opportunities offered by the University. Assists in reviewing applications for admissions and making decisions on admittance or denial to the University.
Responsible for participating in the total academic student recruiting program. Reviews applications for admissions and makes decisions on admittance or denial to the University. Visits high schools, junior/community colleges, organizations, etc. as required, as part of the total student recruiting effort. Assists academic departments in the recruitment of students by forwarding names of prospective students interested in their area. Assists in identifying and contacting academically superior students. Provides telephone calls and follow ups to prospective students. Assists in developing marketing techniques for the recruitment of students. Makes contact with former students and with student organizations to assist in academic recruiting. Assists in coordinating campus visit requests and tours of the campus by potential students and parents. Performs other related duties as assigned.
May assist with the Saturday visitation programs (planning and implementing the programs, designing the information brochures, marketing the program, training and supervising student counselors, preparing all literature to be given to participants, planning all program activities, and evaluating the program).
Computer skills strongly desirable. Regular contact with prospective students, parents, alumni, other state agencies and officials, junior/community college officials, and high schools and their officials. May require extensive travel during the fall semester (from the middle of September, through the middle of December). Also may require some weeks of travel during the spring semester. The incumbent must be reliable; personable; exhibit a positive image for the University, and be able to analyze large amounts of applicant information with precision and insight. Must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with a varied range of visitors and work in a high traffic area with several distractions.
This position specifically serves the South Texas area.
The Counselor’s residence is required to be located in South Texas.
The position requires driving and operating a University vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier is required. The ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
This position is an office from home position and requires visits to high schools within the area multiple times a week
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.
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Huntsville, TX 77341-2356
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