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Job Title: Admissions Counselor

Department: Admissions

Reports To: Vice President of Enrollment Management

Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

General Description:

The Admissions Counselor will work as part of a team to recruit qualified students to attend the traditional campus in Fulton, MO.  The successful candidate will be able to network and build relationships with teachers and staff from schools in the region in order to enhance student outreach.  The Admissions Counselor is responsible for marketing William Woods University undergraduate programs and services to prospective students to increase university enrollment and visibility.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable about William Woods University by having a thorough understanding of all university programs and mission.
  • Meet or exceed annual recruitment goals of assigned territory.
  • Write and gain supervisor approval of a recruitment plan which must include sales strategies to meet enrollment goals.
  • Give presentations about William Woods University programs to prospective students/parents, professional associations, and/or local community organizations.
  • Manage the student recruitment process by maintaining personal contact with all potential students.
  • Remain engaged with students throughout their college experience.
  • Work with William Woods University alumni within recruitment territory.
  • Represent William Woods University in a professional manner.
  • 60% - 75% of travel will be required during particular times of the year.
  • Follow up with leads and contacts to provide service of the highest quality.
  • Evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Minimum two years of successful sales or recruitment experience.
  • Experience in sales, marketing, or public relations required.
  • Communicate and interact effectively with people.
  • Perform as a team player.
  • Meet tight deadlines while working with frequent interruptions.
  • Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and self-disciplined.
  • Must be organized, flexible, and creative; maintain attention to detail.
  • Must be able to maintain a busy schedule that includes fairs, school visits, presentations, community events, and bringing groups to campus.  
  • Must have strong presentation skills with the abliity to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Must be computer literate and knowledge of Jenzabar is preferred.
  • Must travel to Fulton campus for admissions events and meetings as required.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel frequently by car to visit schools, attend college fairs, community events, etc.
  • Ability to walk and climb stairs each day.
  • Ability to lift, push or pull up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods. 
  • Ability to speak and read English fluently.
  • Ability to hear.
  • Must be able to drive and possess a valid driver's license.  Must meet the requirements of the university's vehicle policy.


Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, exempt position requiring 40+ hours per week with some travel required. 

Some evening and weekend work is required.



William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer