Admissions Counselor

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Department
Admissions


Job Posting Title
Admissions Counselor


Job Description

Position Description: Fort Hays State University is seeking applications for an Admissions Counselor opening. Admissions Counselors are based out of Hays, KS and are responsible for a specific recruitment territory to support the University’s enrollment goals for on-campus, undergraduate students.  These individuals will manage travel schedules, implement recruitment strategies and build relationships with high school personnel, prospective students and other constituents using various forms of communication.  Must have the ability to relate to diverse student populations and their family members and have a high level of enthusiasm and creativity. Extensive overnight travel and some evening and weekend work is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of FHSU’s academic programs and support services
  • Experience working in a university setting within a division of Student Affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to present to diverse groups

Appointment Date: June 2020

Application Deadline: Priority deadline is May 22, 2020.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Salary is $36,000 with a bachelor’s degree and $39,000 with a master’s degree.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit prospective students by representing Fort Hays State University at high schools, college nights, college fairs and other events. ​
  • Manage personal recruitment territory, prioritizing outreach efforts and providing weekly reports to the Director of Admissions.
  • Establish and develop relationships with high school personnel and other constituents important in the college decision making process.
  • Act as the primary liaison for delivering FHSU information to all entities in specified recruitment region.
  • Follow up with student prospects to see them through the admissions cycle from applying to enrolling. ​
  • Prepare reports, proposals, and respond to inquiries from student and parents.
  • Assist, develop and distribute communication flow to prospective students and families. ​
  • Be knowledgeable about all aspects of the admissions process for new students, including admissions policies and procedures, financial aid, costs, placement exams, registrations procedures, student housing etc.​
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators and staff colleagues to develop recruitment strategies.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate on-campus and off-campus recruitment programs and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Application DocumentsApplicants should submit letter of application addressing the qualifications listed above, a current resume, and the names and contact information of three references.  All application documents should be submitted in one PDF. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Jon Armstrong

Email: jdarmstrong@fhsu.edu

Phone: 785.628.4091

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.



Department
Admissions


Job Posting Title
Admissions Counselor


Job Description

Position Description: Fort Hays State University is seeking applications for an Admissions Counselor opening. Admissions Counselors are based out of Hays, KS and are responsible for a specific recruitment territory to support the University’s enrollment goals for on-campus, undergraduate students.  These individuals will manage travel schedules, implement recruitment strategies and build relationships with high school personnel, prospective students and other constituents using various forms of communication.  Must have the ability to relate to diverse student populations and their family members and have a high level of enthusiasm and creativity. Extensive overnight travel and some evening and weekend work is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of FHSU’s academic programs and support services
  • Experience working in a university setting within a division of Student Affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to present to diverse groups

Appointment Date: June 2020

Application Deadline: Priority deadline is May 22, 2020.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Salary is $36,000 with a bachelor’s degree and $39,000 with a master’s degree.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit prospective students by representing Fort Hays State University at high schools, college nights, college fairs and other events. ​
  • Manage personal recruitment territory, prioritizing outreach efforts and providing weekly reports to the Director of Admissions.
  • Establish and develop relationships with high school personnel and other constituents important in the college decision making process.
  • Act as the primary liaison for delivering FHSU information to all entities in specified recruitment region.
  • Follow up with student prospects to see them through the admissions cycle from applying to enrolling. ​
  • Prepare reports, proposals, and respond to inquiries from student and parents.
  • Assist, develop and distribute communication flow to prospective students and families. ​
  • Be knowledgeable about all aspects of the admissions process for new students, including admissions policies and procedures, financial aid, costs, placement exams, registrations procedures, student housing etc.​
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators and staff colleagues to develop recruitment strategies.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate on-campus and off-campus recruitment programs and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Application DocumentsApplicants should submit letter of application addressing the qualifications listed above, a current resume, and the names and contact information of three references.  All application documents should be submitted in one PDF. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Jon Armstrong

Email: jdarmstrong@fhsu.edu

Phone: 785.628.4091

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.


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