Admissions Counselor/ Houston

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Job Posting Title:

Admissions Counselor/ Houston

   

Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified

   

Department:

LSUAM Pres - EM - Rec - Adm - Emerging Markets (Julian Radney (00055206))

   

Work Location:

1105 Ruffin G. Pleasant Hall

   

Pay Grade:

Professional

   

Job Description:

The regional admissions counselor position based in Houston, TX metro within Louisiana State University’s office of admissions will play a key collaborative role in advancing the university and meeting the enrollment objectives.   The individual will be responsible for articulating LSU's message to prospective students and their families in a variety of public settings.  Working as part of a high-performing admissions office, the individual should enjoy collaborating with other staff members in the broad context of the functional office’s operations and planning.  This position is also responsible for managing an assigned recruiting territory, including articulating LSU’s message, maintaining communication with prospective students and families, and participating in the holistic application review process.

Territory Recruitment (50%)

  • Represents the university and its programs to the general public at in-state and out-of-state recruitment events, including high school and college visits, college fairs, visits to schools and community-based organizations, receptions, interviews, information sessions, and presentations which may include lifting materials with a weight of 10 – 15 pounds.
  • Assists in data analysis when planning trips to assigned territory/geo-markets.
  • Builds and cultivates key relationships and partnerships with constituents, such as: secondary school communities, community-based organizations, Alumni, and professional organizations.
  • Performs detailed and personalized outreach to prospective students such as: phone calling, emailing, and other communications as needed.
  • Assists in executing all large on-campus and off-campus recruitment and yield events.
  • Recruits and engages alumni/parents within volunteer program to increase coverage in key recruitment territories.
  • Participates in transfer admission and recruitment activities as needed.

Admissions Counseling (20%)

  • Counsels prospective undergraduate applicants and their families regarding LSU academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, admissions policies and procedures.  This interaction may include phone, in-person, or written contacts. In-person contacts may include group presentations in addition to individual interviews.
  • In all counseling situations, employee must be thoroughly knowledgeable about LSU academic and extracurricular opportunities, and clearly articulate advantages of the LSU undergraduate experience.  Further, the employee must be accurate in describing admissions policies, criteria and procedures.
  • Individual must be responsive to prospective students’ concerns and needs by providing excellent customer service.
  • Supports prospective students to ultimate enrollment, including course scheduling, virtual and in-person counseling appointments, and other relationship management activities.

Admissions Evaluation and Decision Making (20%)

  • Assists with all phases of the application processing, review and admission decision.
  • An ability to complete timely review of applications from an assigned set of high schools and assists others as needed. File review activities include monitoring files for completeness, ensuring accurate and fair decisions, fielding questions from applicants, and notifying the secondary readers of significant exceptions requiring review.

Special projects as assigned (10%)

  • Including, but not limited to outreach projects pertaining to alumni volunteer, student success, campus event coordination, school counselor engagement.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • High level of fluency in Spanish, written and verbal, preferred.
  • Knowledge of best practices in student recruitment
  • Experience working in a college admission setting or working with college-bound students, preferably in an admission and counseling environment is required.
  • Strong team orientation, effective interpersonal skills, and superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to holistically evaluate applications
  • Experience with CRM system and demonstrated ability to leverage technology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills and proven results in achieving objectives and goals.

Special Qualifications:

 Must possess a valid driver's license and background check which includes a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report. Must be willing to travel and work nights/weekends especially during peak periods.  Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

This position and/or position’s responsibilities require work directly with minors. National Sex Offender Registry check required.

As with all LSU employees, due to this position title and/or responsibilities, this position has an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services. Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team, the Dean of Students or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality.

The employee may be issued University-provided mobile devices to be used for business purposes only. If one is issued, this position requires the employee to possess a personal cell phone.

Uniform may be required.

   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

To be considered, qualified candidates will submit a complete application which includes a cover letter explaining their specific interest in the position and how their skills and experiences prepare them for success in this role, a resume, and three professional references.

   

Posting Date:

November 27, 2023

   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

   

Essential Position (Y/N):

   

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. LSU is also designated as a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials. For those seeking such accommodations or assistance related to this search, we encourage you to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

   

HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email HR@lsu.edu.  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.