Primary Duties: The principal, main, major or most important duties the employee performs
The Admissions Counselor (AC) assists MACU in fulfilling its mission through attracting qualified students to the College and provides information and services to prospective students and their families.
The AC will report to the Director of Enrollment (DOE)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
A committed Christian with a heart for ministry, and a desire to serve God through promoting a Bible college education to prospective students and other constituents. Active membership in a congregation of the independent Churches of Christ/Christian Churches. A Bachelor's Degree is desired; previous admissions/higher education, student services, and/or relevant customer service experience is preferred.
Must possess a high level of personal motivation, be persuasive, have exceptional communication (listening, written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, and be able and willing to overcome objections. Should have significant planning abilities, decision making skills, be flexible, exhibit exceptional relationship skills and be results oriented. Must demonstrate a high level of energy, be positive and friendly and show a genuine interest in people, including interacting effectively with students, parents, and other constituents (both off and on campus). Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel extensively. Evening and weekend work will be required. Ability to lift and carry College display materials weighing up to 55 lbs is necessary. In addition, proficiency in the use of computers including business software programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer), and Campus Anywhere is essential to the position. The AC is expected to meet specific individual activity goals and objectives as assigned by the VPEM. The AC is reponsible to assist in the fulfillment of the college mission through achieving student recruitment and enrollment goals of at least 30 - 35 enrolled students per calendar year as well as overall department goals.
The ability to interact and communicate with coworkers and a diverse constituency including prospective students, applicants, students, alumni, church leaders, key supporters and other friends of the College is vital to the position. In addition, the AC must be competent in public speaking, be self-motivated, and have the ability to carry out a variety of activities and objectives.
Communicate the mission, vision, and ministry of MACU with all constituents.
Travel extensively throughout the year to several state and national conventions, college fairs, community colleges, homeschool events, church camps, high schools, Christian schools, churches, ministers meetings, and other appropriate venues to present the College and encourage/challenge footnote prospective students to apply/enroll at MACU. Transport and set up the MACU display and/or other College materials where it is allowed/applicable. In addition, be ready and willing to lead a variety of youth activities wherever appropriate.
The AC is responsible for scheduling all activities for this position and communicating the schedule to the Admissions & Financial Aid team. Meet regularly with the DOE to discuss strategy and planning for travel and contacts.
Network with alumni, ministers, church staff, and other constituents in an effort to recruit prospective students and promote mutual ministry opportunities.
Acquire names and pertinent information about prospective students during all traveling assignments, through personal recommendation, church directories, inquiry cards, and any other means available. Assure this data is shared within the department and/or entered in campus software, as appropriate.
Contact prospective students and applicants through e-mail, phone, and personal visits.
Conduct information sessions and meet with prospective students and their families wherever feasible during planned off-campus travel and/or when they visit the MACU campus.
Direct campus tours for prospects, applicants, their families and other constituents.
Counsel prospective students and applicants on MACU admissions requirements. Secure and review prospective students’ applications and assist the department with evaluating their credentials for admission to the College. Follow up and provide service as necessary to assure a positive outcome.
Become familiar with all aspects of MACU, as well as the general features and academic programs offered by other colleges/universities affiliated with the independent Churches of Christ/Christian Churches in order to provide accurate information to prospective students and other constituents.
Generate and maintain detailed records of all activity and report this weekly to the DOE.
Attend regular departmental team meetings and be prepared to discuss the status of each prospect and applicant as well as contribute ideas for the improvement of the department. Attend SFA meetings and others as required.
Assist with coordinating and conducting of College events and other public relations responsibilities.
Assist with the development of and/or revision to marketing and retention strategies that support MACU’s admissions and enrollment goals.
Attend approved seminars and/or trainings.
Adhere to all MACU Institutional Policies/Procedures, particularly as they relate to confidentiality of student data and the proper administration of the Admissions & Financial Aid Department.
The AC will be responsible for any and all other duties assigned by the DOE.
Compensation, Benefits, and Travel/Expenses:
The compensation package includes salary, benefits (paid vacation & holidays, sick & personal leave, medical & life insurance, matching pension/retirement fund, staff/faculty & dependent scholarships, lunches in the cafeteria), and the use of a MACU vehicle or mileage reimbursement for work related travel. The College will issue a credit card for other travel related expenses. Work related cellular phone call expenses will be reimbursed. In addition, a PC or Laptop computer will be provided.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and this process will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Ken Greene, Ed.D. by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put on the subject line “ Admissions Counselor Search.”