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 Subject : MSSU-Regional Admissions Counselor- Springfield.. 10/06/2022 09:32:08 AM 
Dr. Shellie Hewitt
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Missouri Southern State University

Regional Admissions Counselor - Springfield

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General Statement of Job
The Regional Admissions Counselor for Springfield MO plans, initiates, executes and evaluates programs for recruitment and admission of students. This position provides guidance through variety of recruitment activities for students seeking admission into the university.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:
Travels to high schools and community colleges to meet with prospective students, parents and/or counselors. (a minimum of 150 visits/fairs per semester is expected)
  • Represents Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) at college day and night fairs.
  • Responsible for managing the university’s undergraduate student recruitment efforts in an assigned territory and other areas responsible for overseeing by using CRM and other university software
  • Helps organize, set-up and participate in receptions and special events designed to attract new students.
  • Makes contact by telephone, e-mail, text and in person with potential students/families each week throughout the recruitment cycle. (a minimum of 100 contacts per week is expected)
  • Collaborates with other campus departments and offices with recruiting activities.
  • Provides a travel schedule, budget, reports and tracking of recruiting activities to the Dean of Admissions.
  • Assists with the evaluation of transcripts.
  • Assists students with academic, financial aid and enrollment questions.
  • Assists the Admissions Office with daily duties related to recruitment and admission of all categories of students. Assists with the budget process.
  • Serves on university committees as designated.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required
  • Ability to travel extensively is required
  • 4 years related experience in higher education preferred.
  • Must have valid Driver's License and ability to meet insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills required.

• Excellent attention to detail, reliability, and consistent follow-through necessary.

• Strong ability to collaborate across organizational structures.

• Knowledge and familiarity with basic office information systems (Microsoft 365 and experience with admissions CRM.

• Ability to lead and supervise a diverse group of individuals.

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret transcripts.

• Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

• Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, students, faculty, staff, members of the public, and/or Board of Governors.

• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Ability to travel including the occasional overnight trip.

• Ability to effectively use the Internet as a research tool.

• Must have proven excellent public speaking skills.

• Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.

• Requires the ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.

• Requires the ability to use social media for recruitment initiatives.
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