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Admissions Counselor

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Admissions, Calendar Year (12-Month), Campus Based



Assists in the recruitment of admissions applicants, processes documentation from prospective students, counsels students enrolling in academic programs, determines admissions acceptance, and communicates information on various programs to applicants, high school educators, alumni and other constituents


Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Reviews and evaluates admissions applications and related documents, conducts admissions interviews and renders decisions for admissions acceptance and scholarship impact
  • Serves as a member of the Admissions Committee
  • Counsels students regarding admissions requirements, consults with school counselors, and educators and communicates with prospective students regarding the admissions process and assess their interests and goals in order to familiarize them with the university's programs and student experience 
  • Develops and executes a strategy to travel and administer student recruitment activities (e.g. school visits, college fairs, classroom presentations, information meetings, etc.) within an assigned territory
  • Represents the university in various recruiting activities, such as, social media marketing platforms, attendance at conferences, fairs, events and telemarketing, both internal and external, to assist in the recruitment of new students
  • Delivers admissions presentations and demonstrations to local high school students and/or community or junior college students
  • Corresponds with prospective students to retrieve missing or incomplete documents needed to complete the application process
  • Coordinates site visits with academic departments and facilities tours for prospective students and families
  • Evaluates reports to identify indicators of success that might be identified of potential applicants
  • Communicates with academic administration, faculty, staff, current students and alumni to maintain knowledge of current academic program offerings
  • Serves on committees to support admissions and enrollment needs
  • Remains up to date on admission and enrollment changes by attending and participating in professional development conferences, seminars and workshops 
  • Maintains records of recruitment efforts and applicant correspondence per department guidelines
  • Monitors the departmental budget
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Moderate amount of experience working in education, admissions, communications, marketing or related experience
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Ability to travel within a designated territory


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or greater in education, marketing, communications, liberal arts or a related field of study
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience using Slate Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)


Please Note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until job posting is closed.

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