Admissions Counselor

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Full Time
Admissions Counselor

The George Mason University Office of Admissions is conducting a search for a self-motivated, results-oriented individual 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.

Responsibilities: * Actively recruit and counsel prospective students (including freshman and transfer); * Evaluate undergraduate applications; * Represent the university at recruitment events; * Assist with various communications and marketing projects; * Conduct information sessions for prospective students and families; * Collaborate with other team members across the university and within the Admissions Office; * Provide excellent customer service to a diverse population; * Overnight and possible out of state travel is required.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Superior written and oral communication skills; * Strong analytical skills; * Willingness to travel extensively; * Availability for evening and weekend work; * Detail-oriented; * Comfortable working with diverse populations; * Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information and situations; * Ability to prioritize tasks in a hectic, deadline-driven environment often working on multiple tasks concurrently; * Comfortable with public speaking in large and small group situations; * Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software applications; * Proven ability to work positively as a team member; * Demonstrated customer service experience; * Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: * Bilingual; * Previous experience with data analysis; * Previous experience with Ellucian Banner software; * Previous experience with Salesforce CRM; * Demonstrated experience in creating and editing digital marketing materials; * Prior admissions or related experience.

Employment offer is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements for operating state-owned vehicles per Policy 1411: Vehicle Use Procedures. (

For full consideration, applicants may apply for position number 01854z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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