Admissions Counselor

Enrollment Services |

Position Title: Admissions Counselor

Department: Enrollment Services

Reports To: Director for Admissions and Recruiting

FLSA Status:
Level II (Exempt Administrative)

Primary Function: The admissions counselor, under the supervision of the director for admissions and recruiting, is the primary point of contact for prospective students, providing information and advisement to facilitate matriculation. The admissions counselor has primary responsibility for managing the prospective student database. The admissions counselor will travel the assigned territory to promote the college recruitment programs and to recruit prospective students.

Key Responsibilities:

1. To foster relationships with prospective students and to serve as a primary resource for those students as they progress through the admission process

2. To maintain regular contact with prospective students via phone and/or electronic media to answer questions and facilitate their matriculation

3. To maintain accurate admission applicant records, documenting all contacts with applicants in their files

4. To have a thorough knowledge of the prospective student database and create dashboard reports for enrollment services measures

5. To maintain up-to-date knowledge of pre-chiropractic educational requirements and knowledge of existing admission standards

6. To evaluate college transcripts, identifying appropriate courses for the satisfaction of prerequisite requirements

7. To conduct pre-admission meetings with prospective students and provide admission counseling

8. To communicate knowledge of the campus and campus life to prospective students during admission process

9. To meet established benchmarks for admission counseling activities and report progress to the director for admissions and recruiting

10. To foster relationships between prospective students and key representatives from the college (i.e. current students, faculty and alumni)

11. To participate in all on-campus admission events, including planning stages

12. To be a resource for the development of materials

13. To represent Sherman College at colleges, universities, and other events, both locally and nationally

14. To identify and assist in outreach efforts to build community relationships and to develop opportunities for student recruitment with external organizations

15. To participate in professional development opportunities as needed and permitted by budget

16. To manage time effectively, focus daily work on key strategic initiatives and assist others in the department as needed

17. To participate in annual strategic planning process

18. To lend enthusiastic support to college policies and to fellow co-workers, particularly in the presence of students

19. To participate in the annual Lyceum, Showcase Sherman, campus visits and ROAR program events

20. To fulfill other duties as assigned by the director for admissions and recruiting

21. To demonstrate commitment to the mission of Sherman College at all times

Basic Knowledge and Skills:

1. Bachelor’s degree in related field or minimum 4 years of previous college admissions office experience
2. Ability to write, read, and speak English fluently
3. Willingness to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
5. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and supervisory skills
6. Excellent computer skills
7. Valid driver’s license
8. Ability to travel

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

1. Previous experience in college admissions
2. Bilingual in English and Spanish
3. Experience working with alumni and volunteers
4. Chiropractic knowledge

Physical demands and work environment:

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may also be required to carry, lift and/or pull 25 lb. maximum.

Mental stress: Fast-paced office environment with numerous and simultaneous demands and deadlines as well as long days if traveling

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job the employee works in a controlled work environment and the noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

General sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit their resumes and salary requirements in confidence to Mandy Smith, Director of HR.

Mandy Smith

Director of Human Resources
864-578-8770 x.231

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Sherman College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.