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Jobs at Jewell:        Admission Counselor (temporary position until June 1, 2013)

Department:            Office of Admission

Reports To:             Dean of Admission

FLSA Status:           Exempt


The College seeks a goal oriented individual to manage a geographic recruitment territory and enroll students in the freshman class.  Responsibilities include coordinating high school visits, meeting and cultivating relationships with guidance counselors, organizing and coordinating hotel receptions and interviews, attending college fairs, and maintaining an aggressive campaign of electronic, written and telephone communication with prospective students and parents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned recruitment territory, to include prospect management, outreach, recruitment travel, counselor relations, application review and admission decisions.
  • Plan and implement recruitment travel, including scheduling appointments at high schools and responding to college fair invitations.
  • Evaluate admission applications and make admission decisions or recommendations to the admission committee.
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective students through extensive phone contact, email, personal interviews and campus visits. 
  • Develop and manage relationships with parents, college counselors and other influencers through regular interviews, correspondence, and communication throughout the recruitment cycle.
  • Provide interviews and information sessions for individual students, parents, and student groups.  
  • Conduct campus tours when student tour guides are unavailable.  
  • Assist with and/or coordinate special events both on and off campus.
  • Maintain accurate information on the College, its market, and the admission profession.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Admission.
  • Promote the Mission, Promise, Values and Vision of the College in daily activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships.
  • Must possess diplomacy, tact and discretion.
  • An outgoing personality and the ability to motivate others to action. 
  • Strong analytic ability, creativity, and organizational skills. 
  • Adaptability to PC and mainframe environments, knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word. 
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds. 

Working Conditions

  • Normal working/office hours required. Position entails long hours during parts of the academic year, based upon key periods within the admission cycle.
  • Evening and weekend hours will be required.
  • Overnight travel will be required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Energy and drive to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to higher education.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel out of town.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to jobs AT william.jewell DOT edu

•Cover letter
•William Jewell College application

Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources.

            William Jewell College
            Office of Human Resource
            500 College Hill Box 1017
            Liberty, MO 64068
            (816) 415-5992

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Our Mission:  William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer.


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