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Admission Counselor

Jackson, MS 39202

Posted: 08/31/2023 Employment Type: Perm Job Number: 3814 Pay Rate: 40,000

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Admission, the Admission Counselor represents our College to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students.  The successful admission counselor exhibits superior customer service skills and professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with students including interviews, phone calls, emails and information sessions.  The counselor creates and implements recruitment strategies to reach prospective students through events, referrals, online and print communications, and outreaches to schools and organizations.  The admission counselor must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and staff.  A flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings, and some weekends is required.  Frequent travel, valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.

Job Duties
  • Create an individual recruitment plan (using suggested recruitment template) for each semester 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. 
  • Ability to work on a registration deadline, strive towards individual and college-wide enrollment goals and use outstanding customer service to recruit students to the College’s programs.
  • Develop and 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. 
  • Utilize phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students in a timely manner, providing superior student service.
  • Work with prospective students to garner completed application files prior to enrollment.
  • Become familiar with working territory and demographics of cities/towns in that area to best reach the student population 
  • Collaborate with our growing alumni network to develop new student/professional networks and garner student referrals.  Alumni are to be utilized with information sessions, outreaches, phoning etc.
  • Attend training sessions to receive updated information about new programs and services. Under the direction of the Director, participate in the events prior, during, and after each term such as information sessions, orientations, registration events and graduation.
  • Ability to work independently, and to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the College in a positive manner.
  • Ability to follow the expectation of treating fellow employees, students and the institution’s guests with civility, and to refrain from activities that disrupt the efficient functioning of the college.
  • Ability to follow directions and complete tasks accurately as well as accept supervisory input and constructive criticism.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Previous experience in or knowledge of recruiting, management, sales, and/or higher education
  • Excellent oral and written, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills. Well-developed presentation skills are required.
  • Goal oriented and intrinsically motivated with superior customer service and networking skills.
  • Experience working with Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.), social media and marketing via the Internet as a tool.
  • Ability to manage student files and rosters via Slate and/or CRM is preferred.
  • Ability to build relationships with students and determine the correct program fit for students’ career and personal goals and follow them through the enrollment process.
  • Professional attire and personal presentation required daily.
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and time management skills with ability to handle concurrent tasks which are time sensitive.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Poised and polished demeanor with the ability to project a friendly and professional image at all times.
Physical & Availability Requirements
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 25 pounds regularly without assistance. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Candidate may also be required to stand for extended periods during college fairs or events.
  • Travel and/or irregular hours during high volume periods, including evenings and weekends, are required.
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and insurability.

Job Requirements


Meet Your Recruiter

Libby Sims
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Libby was born in Mississippi, moved around a bit, and returned to graduate from Morton High School and attend Ole Miss. After beginning part-time work in high school with her father’s medical practice, she continued in the medical field for the next 20 years.  She has worked in a management role in multiple settings including hospital, homecare, private practice, and as a consultant in software transition for hospitals. Libby spent the last several years at home raising her boys and currently lives in Kosciusko with her husband and children.

Libby joined PSG in June 2021 and has a robust background in vetting and hiring medical professionals for all settings. Although new to staffing she is a pro at finding highly motivated and qualified employees for the medical and clerical fields. 

Libby’s role at PSG is to match potential employees with PSG clients.  Her goal is to provide our associates with a chance to attain their career goals while providing clients with the most qualified employees available.

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