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Admissions Counselor I - HPD (Orlando, FL) - 994801

Apply Now Job Number: 503171
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Orlando, Florida
Department: Phy Assist-Admission
Categories: Admissions / Financial Aid / Enrollment Management

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Job Title: Admissions Counselor I - HPD (Orlando, FL) - 994801
Location: Orlando, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: $45,500.00
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Determines students' educational needs and prepares proposals to provide services that address these needs.

2. Provides assistance in completing application and enrollment documents.

3. Conducts a holistic review of applicant files including evaluation of transcripts, grades, curriculum and quality of schools, letters of recommendation, essays, extracurricular activities, and any other information pertinent to the application; updates information in the University database.

4. Rejects applicants that do not meet minimum program requirements.

5. Schedules and participates in student interviews.

6. Provides guidance to faculty interview teams regarding the evaluation process and legal guidelines to ensure that interviews are conducted in compliance with non-discrimination regulations.

7. Contacts prospective students to present information and/or explain available programs and services. Communicates with prospects about admission requirements, program offerings, curriculum, and/or basic financial aid information by telephone or email.

8. Develops prospects from current students, faculty, referral leads, conferences, educational fairs, career days, campus tours, or special events.

9. Makes presentations on programs and admissions to groups to attract new students.

10. Coordinates or participates in promotional activities, including conferences, educational fairs, career days, campus tours, or special events to present programs to prospective students.

11. Provides feedback and recommendations to management regarding recruiting strategies, customer service, communication, and recruitment programs.

12. Prepares reports of activities and tracking of prospects' and suspects' inquiries, applications, and student outcomes up to and including enrollment.

13. Attends meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops and serves on committees.

14. Completes special projects as assigned.

15. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Customer and Personal Service - Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
2. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
3. Marketing - General knowledge of principles and methods for describing and promoting programs and services in order to achieve desired outcomes.

1. Service Orientation - Advanced skills in actively looking for ways to help people.
2. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
3. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
4. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
5. Reading Comprehension - Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
6. Social Perceptiveness - Advanced skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
7. Persuasion - Advanced skills in persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
8. Judgment and Decision Making - Advanced skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
9. Active Learning - Advanced skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
10. Complex Problem Solving - Proficient skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

1. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
2. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
3. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Physical Requirements:
1. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
2. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
3. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
4. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
5. May be required to work nights or weekends.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, and computer keyboards.
Job Requirements: Prior to submitting your application:
Ensure your application is accurate and up to date
Complete the entire application
Provide only professional references
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: One (1) or more years of student services-related experience in an academic environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Marketing, or a related field.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation.


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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