Adventist Education

A Journey to Excellence
Southern Adventist University
Mar. 4, 2021
Resumes Due:
Jun. 30, 2021

Description: Job Description: An Admissions Counselor is responsible for assisting in the development, planning and implementation of the Southern Adventist University recruitment strategy within their assigned territories, by connecting with individual prospective students and their parents and assisting them through the enrollment process. Travel comprises about 25% of the job, which equates to about 50-60 days per year and may include weekends. Duties and Responsibilities: Recruit and advise prospective students in assigned areas of the North America Division by connecting with both prospective students and their parents through phone calls, emails, text messages, in-person meetings, and other communication channels to assist them through the enrollment process. Create an individual territory recruitment plan (using suggested recruitment template) each year as well as participate in the creation of a team recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/fairs, communications with prospective students and networking opportunities. Organizing recruiting events and representing Southern at college fairs, high schools, and other promotional opportunities, including the Adventist Enrollment Association’s North American Division College Fair Tour. Recruit in assigned Southern Union conferences during the summer months including visiting Camp Meetings and Summer Camps to represent Southern Adventist University and meet with prospective students. Manage up to 600 applicants within assigned territories utilizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software effectively. Develop profiles for prospective students in assigned territories in order to effectively communicate relevant benefits of Southern Adventist University and specific programs. Offer counseling on scholarships and financial aid to prospective students. Assist in the evaluation of recruitment techniques to determining their effectiveness in order to seek ways to improve them. Update a database of teachers, administrators, and contact people with whom workshops and information sessions can be booked. Network with new contacts to help increase inquiry production. Represent Southern Adventist University at union and conference-wide meetings, particularly educational and ministerial, as assigned. Support the Campus Visits Coordinator by assisting with Campus Visit events, including “Counselor of the Day” activities, and leading portions of ViewSouthern, PreviewSouthern, and other campus visit related event programming. Represent Southern Adventist University during academy graduation services in the Southern Union and present appropriate awards and scholarships. Assist the Associate Director of Admissions in the general planning of the office, including registrations, committee work, policy input, and other duties as assigned to support the general mission of the Admissions Department.

Experience: Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Master’s degree preferred. Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly organized with a distinct propensity for timeliness and professionalism. Ability to work extended hours during critical admissions seasons. Experience effectively working with and speaking to young adults preferred. Demonstrated competency with a variety of technology platforms and tools. Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing. Working Conditions:Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated. Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, walking, bending and reaching. May require moving packages up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.