MacMurray College, located in Jacksonville, IL, is seeking applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor. Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor is an integral part of maintaining and increasing the enrollment of the College. The position is responsible for the recruitment of qualified prospective students, building relationships with high schools and community-based organizations, and promoting the mission and brand of the College. The Admissions Counselor is a member of the Office of Admissions which is the front door of the College for prospective students and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Territory management of assigned recruitment area.
- Constant communication with prospective students and their families through the admissions and financial aid process.
- Visit high schools, attend college fairs, and coordinate/assist in off-campus recruitment events.
- Assist with on-campus recruitment events such as Open Houses or Visit Days.
- Must be available for overnight travel and evening/weekend hours.
- Build effective relationships with high schools and community-based organizations.
- Communicate with prospective students, families, high schools, college personnel, and community organizations through telephone communication, emails, text messaging, and social media-based platforms.
- Conduct campus tours and meet one on one with prospective students and their guests.
- Be a positive representative for the College to prospective students, families, high schools, community members, and both internal and external constituents.
- Other duties as directed by the Associate Director of Admissions or Director of Admissions.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work under pressure, handle constant change, and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and in a timely manner.
- High energy and a positive and outgoing personality.
- Work well independently as well as in a team setting.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and make ethical decisions.
- Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance.
- Ability to smile, keep a positive attitude both in and outside the office, and be willing to make a difference.
- Valid driver's license with clean/good driving record and insurable.
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
- Excited to become a Highlander.
MacMurray College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Interested applicants may send a letter of interest, a résumé outlining your qualification for the position, and three professional references to HR@mac.edu.
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and the search will remain open until an Admissions Counselor is selected.
Visit http://www.mac.edu/about/job_postings.asp?jobid=216 for more information regarding the position.
MacMurray College was founded in 1846, has a strong history of undergraduate education, and is located in the affordable, safe, and stimulating city of Jacksonville, Illinois. Our mission is "to transform the lives of our students by providing an exceptional, liberal arts general education and courses of study that prepare graduates for professional careers, further education, and other challenges facing the human community in the 21st century." The College has a culturally diverse student body of over 600 students and a faculty:student ratio of 1:12. We offer academic majors in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Business (Accounting, Business Administration, and Sports Management), Special Education, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education, Interpreter Training (American Sign Language), Biology, Art, Social Work, and Psychology. MacMurray College is a warm, engaged, student-centered learning community, focused on student success.