Admissions Counselor

Position ID: 45323
Location
Institution: 
Georgia Gwinnett College
College/Div/School: 
Admissions Services
Position Description
Job Class: 
Admissions Counselor
Job Description: 

Admissions Counselor

Opened Date:

02/05/2020

Job Category:

Staff

Department:

Admissions Services - 6510520

Division:

Enrollment Management Services

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Description:

This position provides admission counseling services for prospective freshman and transfer students who are considering entry to Georgia Gwinnett College. Additionally, this position assists with operational recruitment activities, represents GGC on and off-campus events and helps maintain student recruitment systems which support overall institutional enrollment. This position will manage a recruitment territory in Georgia. There is potential for territorial expansion to other states. Position will also provide leadership to the Enrollment Management Services division.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Manage a recruitment territory composed of high schools and two-year colleges.
  • Manage admissions-related appointmenst for both scheduled and walk-ins.
  • Provide admissions counseling to prospective students on and off campus.
  • Review assigned applicant files for completion and for admissions decisions / assist with walk-in and telephone inquiries / respond to student inquiries through use of social media, email, texting and other communication methods.
  • Support the campus tour program.
  • Responsible for designated projects within the Office of Admissions.
  • Participate in projects that support enrollment management services goals of the college and other duties as assigned.
  • Provide support to the One Stop Shop by acting as next level support for prospective students in need of assistance. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, both oral and written.
  • Thorough knowledge of, familiarity with and experience in the admissions field and interpreting policies and procedures to prospective students and the GGC community.
  • Ability to present clear and accurate information to small and large groups of various populations.
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse constituencies in a large, fast-paced professional work environment.
  • Represent GGC in a professional and positive manner at all recruitment related functions.
  • Knowledge of and experience with computer systems, programs and applications using Banner.
  • Ability to work independently and develop project timelines and associated tasks to be completed.
  • Be a team player willing to embrace the concept of continuous improvement.
  • Depending upon specific duties, position may require a College issued uniform or shirt to ensure employees engaged in representing the College to the community are clearly identified as such.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year of related experience desired in admissions, recruitment, or other related higher education, counseling, marketing or sales experience.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:

Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:

Full-Time

FLSA:

Non-exempt

Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Admissions and Records (Admin code)
Administrative Support (Admin code)
Student Services (Admin code)
Enrollment Services (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Bachelors
Position Type: 
Staff
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator