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Admissions Counselor- Level 1

Job ID: 
Admissions Counselor- Level 1
Institution: 
Covenant College
Location: 
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
 
FLSA Classification
Exempt
 
Status/Hours
Full-Time, 40 hours per week
 
Reports to
Associate Director of Admissions

SUMMARY

Admissions Counselors are responsible for the development, implementation, and success of a yearly strategic student recruitment plan in his/her assigned region. Admissions Counselors are tasked with building and maintaining relationships with applicants and other groups to ensure that annual recruitment goals are met.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for moving a segment of regional student prospects to matriculates, being held accountable for measurable yields and all necessary communication to affect the college’s overall recruitment goals.
  • Develop a yearly, region-specific recruiting plan that includes intentional and strategic communication with student prospects and their families, regular travel, volunteer engagement, and relationships with key constituents.  
  • Manage strategic working relationships with a select group of churches, high schools and alumni in a particular region. Build a strong support network with Covenant’s owning denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and specific Para-church organizations such as Mission to the World (MTW), The Gospel Coalition (TGC), Youth Excelling in Leadership (YXL), Association of Christian Schools International (A.C.S.I.), and other like minded organizations.
  • Generate short and long-term assignments by successfully managing personal time and resources. 
  • Supervise a team of student admissions assistants as fulfilled by the student worker program, assisting with admissions events, and other such projects.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and/or Associate Director of Admissions.

COMPETENCIES

  • Strong personal oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create a sphere of influence with a wide variety of student prospects.
  • Able to work as a member of a team with ownership of office and institution-wide goals.
  • Ability to relate and work with students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must have ability and willingness to travel

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Working knowledge of Covenant College’s philosophy of education, history, and academic and co-curricular program. Familiarity with the Presbyterian Church in America.
  • A Working knowledge of Google applications and MS Office programs (word, excel, etc.), word-processing and computer aptitude.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of Covenant College. 

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College.
  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments.

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the work day.
  • Frequently moves items weighing no more than 10 pounds.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

  • This is a full-time position.  Days and hours of work are; while on campus, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Be available to work some evenings and weekends. Desire to travel and represent Covenant positively to a variety of constituencies in a number of diversity settings. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to employment@covenant.edu:
 
  • Letter of interest
  • Résumé, including contact information for three references. 
  • Statement of faith, sharing about his or her ongoing walk with Christ.

Dr. Scott Quatro

Dr. Scott Quatro discusses Covenant’s motto and how it is put into practice across the disciplines and departments.
Taken the evening of 10.13.2013 by Matt McLelland.