Admissions Counselor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 13, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time
Admissions CounselorThe George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Office of Admissions invites applicants for an Admissions Counselor position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:The CEHD Office of Admissions (OOA) exists to generate awareness and interest in academic offerings at the College and provide a superior service experience to prospective students, resulting in improved enrollment outcomes. In addition, the office provides marketing and recruitment support services and systems to programs and divisions to ensure alignment with best practice and integration with broader recruitment and marketing efforts to optimize their effectiveness. To accomplish this, the CEHD OOA is organized into four functional areas-admissions operations, pre-education advising, enrollment marketing, and student recruitment.Responsibilities:Phone outreach/"nudging" and consultative engagement of prospective students is the foundation of the recruitment strategy for the College. As such, the admissions counselor serves a mission-critical role in the College, with responsibility for a variety of tasks and functions related to new student recruitment.Primarily responsible for the execution of outbound phone outreach and in-person and virtual admissions consultation with prospective graduate and undergraduate students (80% of position);Participate in, along with the rest of the CEHD OOA team, assigned program, school, college, and/or university-level virtual and in-person recruitment events throughout the year; andMaintain awareness of new courses, programs, services, and policies within the college and, more broadly, within the university to optimize effectiveness as a student recruiter.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience in student recruitment and demonstrated success in meeting enrollment objectives;Experience using Salesforce (TargetX) or other customer relationship management platforms to support student recruitment;Demonstrated customer service skills;Demonstrated verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills; andRequires some weekend work (very limited), as well as 2 evenings a week (not to exceed a 40-hour/week commitment overall).Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in graduate student recruitment for a private and/or entrepreneurial institution strongly preferred.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02777z at; please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

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