Admissions Counselor
Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX

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Bachelor’s degree. No experience required. Knowledge of Sam Houston Student recruitment activities, admissions’ policies, and university procedure would be helpful. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

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

Responsible for participating 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. 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. Provides telephone calls and follow‑ups to prospective students and their parents, high school counselors, college and career counselors, and community college advisors. Reviews applications for completeness and follows up to receive missing documents. 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 of the campus 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 programs, training and supervising student workers, preparing all literature to be given to participants, planning all program activities, and evaluating the programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Computer skills required. Assists prospective students, parents, alumni, other state agencies and officials, junior and community college officials, and high school officials. Requires extensive travel during the fall semester, from the middle of September, through the middle of December. Also requires several weeks of travel during the spring semester. The incumbent must be reliable, personable, and exhibit a positive image for the department and University. Must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with a varied range of visitors and work in a high traffic area with several distractions. 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. This is a temporary position, expected to end 5/31/2013.

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