Position Title: Transfer Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
Position Number: 50053
Division: Student Services and Development
Recruitment Pool: Open to the General Public
Position Type: Full-time Salaried/Staff
Posting Date: October 15, 2015
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Extensive travel, weekdays and weekends)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Transfer Admissions Counselor/Recruiter reports to the Director of Admissions. The Admissions Counselor/Recruiter recruits students for Claflin University, to include the recruitment of students for our online programs, through transfer college fairs, group presentations, personal interviews, campus tours, telephone contacts and written correspondence; serves as a member of the Admissions Team managing a recruitment territory to assist in achieving enrollment objectives and goals for the University; implements already signed MOUs with two-year colleges to include Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Midlands Technical College, etc. The Admissions Counselor/Recruiter collaborates with deans, chairs, directors, faculty, etc. in recruitment initiatives at the two-year colleges; develops strategic relationships within the community specifically at the local technical and community colleges; schedules regular visits to two-year colleges to meet interested students and Transfer Center coordinators; and plans, organizes, and implements various programs for prospective transfer students and college counselors throughout the year designed to generate interest in Claflin University. The Admissions Counselor/Recruiter attends transfer association meetings at technical and community colleges; builds relationship with technical and community colleges coordinators to update information, communicate process for students transferring to Claflin University, and shares opportunities available to students at Claflin University; works closely with prospective students and applicants throughout the admissions process via telephone and email contacts, letters, and personal meetings; evaluates application files and makes preliminary recommendations regarding the admissions decisions for transfer students; assists with the evaluation of college transcripts for admissions; and participates in admissions event involving student recruitment. The Admissions Counselor/Recruiter is responsible for transporting and handling extensive recruitment materials, and performing any other duties within the scope of this position as assigned by the supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree (with marketing element or equivalent) is required. Online educational experience and a master’s degree strongly preferred. Candidate must have at least three to five years of recruiting experience in an admissions office at the post-secondary institution of higher learning level or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Recent demonstrated experience using technology in student recruitment preferred. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively with people from various social, educational and economic backgrounds. The successful candidate must possess a sound understanding of relational marketing principles, advertising, and promotions; the ability to translate initiatives into action; and knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic goal setting and sound decision-making skills, administration and independent problem solving skills, and computer skills. Candidate must have excellent presentation skills and exhibit a high degree of professional demeanor and appearance. Candidate must be available to travel extensively, work evenings and weekends. Transcript evaluations and marketing experience are a plus.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately.
Special Note: Effective January 1, 2011, all new hires must pass a criminal background check.
Application Procedure: Candidates must submit an application, resume, unofficial transcript(s) and three current letters of recommendation to:
Claflin University – Human Resources Office
400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
Fax # 803-535-5818
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office before the closing date. Office Number: 803-535-5635 Job Line Number: 803-535-5394 TDD Number: 1-800-735-8583 (TDD).
Equal Opportunity Employer