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(Archived) Admissions Counselor - Southeast Houston area

Last Updated: 6/02/23

Job Description

Department: Admissions

Full Time

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition: 202300182S

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree. No experience required. Knowledge of Sam Houston student recruitment activities, admissions policies, and university procedures 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

Participates in the total academic student recruiting program. Visits high schools, junior/community colleges, organizations, etc. as required, as part of the total student recruiting effort, with the primary focus being those schools in the Houston regional areas. 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 through the admissions and enrollment process. Provides telephone calls and emails to prospective students and their parents, high school counselors, college and career counselors, and community college advisors. 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 by potential students and parents. Assists with the Saturday visitation programs and High School and Community College Counselor Conferences, including planning and implementing the programs, designing the information brochures, marketing the program, training and supervising student workers, preparing all literature to be given to participants, planning all program activities, and evaluating the program. Participants in the holistic review process of student applications and assist in making admissions decisions for those students. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

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 East Houston area.

The Counselor’s residence is preferably located in Houston, Texas.

Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier is required. The ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

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.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...