Do you have a dynamic personality? Do you love to speak in public and in front of large audiences? Do people comment often on how personal you are and how much you care? Do you consider yourself talented when managing logistics? Have you worked as an Admissions Counselor in Higher Education already? If so, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Office of Admissions is interested in getting to know you.
Admissions Counselors (Official title is Assistant Director of Admissions) at Embry-Riddle are required to execute a recruitment plan by using available resources to meet targeted enrollment goals to include; national travel promoting ERAU in a variety of forums, creating relationships with high school guidance, consultants and college counselors, maintaining continuous contact with prospective students during the admissions process, and staying current on industry and campus news that could impact the prospective student.
Responsibilities include the following:
Develop a travel itinerary to represent the University in a variety of forums and to meet and recruit prospective students.
Select and recruit at local, regional and national college fairs.
Select, arrange and visit high schools.
Build relationships with the counseling staff of high schools and community colleges.
Conduct Admissions presentations nationally to individuals and groups of prospective students in targeted cities.
Evaluate the effectiveness of all college recruitment activities and events.
Maintain contact with prospective students through phone, email and Marketing materials in order to provide career and/or pre-college counseling .
Actively monitor and respond to targeted enrollment goals status’ throughout the recruitment cycle.
Give presentations in the Admissions Visitor Center (AVC) and answer/meet prospective students’ questions/needs and help all prospective students who contact the university or walk in.
Work with the student information system in order to review students’ application files/render admissions decisions and maintain statistical data of the prospect/applicant cohort.
Participate in meetings when available, either in person or via teleconference.
Gather information to remain current on University degree programs, national admissions trends (standards and policies), financial aid opportunities (including institutional, federal and private), and of industry trends, specifically within the aviation industry.
The following skills and traits are requisite to the position:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to deal positively with the public using good public relations skills and effective listening skills; ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationship with others.
Self-motivated and self assured; have the capacity to see projects through to successful completion (ie follow-up).
Willing to travel extensively (8-10 weeks per academic year), work evenings, weekends and possibly minor holidays.
Possess a valid driver’s license with ability to meet university standards for approved drivers.
Support co-workers in their assigned territories as needed, to include, but not limited to, travel and presentations.
Analytical skills with knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications.
At least one year of admissions or related experience preferred.