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Senior Admissions Counselor

Company: Louisiana State University
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

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Job Posting Title:
Senior Admissions Counselor

Position Type:
Professional / Unclassified

LSUAM Pres - EM - Rec - Events (Olivia Ann Cassin (00009069))

Work Location:
1155 Ruffin G. Pleasant Hall

Pay Grade:

Job Description:

The senior admissions counselor position within Louisiana State University's office of admissions will play a key role in advancing the university and meeting the enrollment objectives. The individual, with general oversight from the Associate Director, will manage functional area efforts focused recruitment, evaluation, programming, and student employment. Serve as a lead recruiter, supporting the training of development of staff and student personnel within the office of admissions. Assist in the development and implementation on-campus and off-campus programming designed to promote LSU to prospective students and families. In addition, this position will also design and implement focused efforts to yield students. This position is also responsible for the management of an assigned recruiting territory, including articulating LSU's message and maintaining communication with prospective students and families, and participating in the holistic application review process.

Admissions Functional Area Oversight (30%)

  • Serve as a key collaborator with the associate director in support of admissions functional area needs.
  • Assist with the training, development, and mentorship of recruitment staff for assigned markets.
  • Oversight of data to support recruitment, evaluation, and programming in collaboration with the associate director.
  • Develop and implement on-campus and off-campus programs designed to promote LSU to prospect students and families.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with on-campus departments and organizations involved in outreach to students, families, and alumni.
    • Recruit, engage, and manage student employees within the office of admissions to support all stakeholders throughout the admissions process. Territory Recruitment & Travel (30%)
      • Represents the university and its programs to the general public at in-state and out-of-state recruitment events, including high school and college visits, college fairs, visits to schools and community-based organizations, receptions, interviews, information sessions, and presentations.
      • Assists in data analysis when planning trips to assigned territory/geo-markets.
      • Builds and cultivates key relationships and partnerships with constituents, such as: secondary school communities, community-based organizations, Alumni, and professional organizations.
      • Performs detailed and personalized outreach to prospective students such as: phone calling, emailing, and other communications as needed.
      • Assists in executing all large on-campus and off-campus recruitment and yield events.
      • Participates in transfer admission and recruitment activities as needed. Admissions Counseling (20%)
        • Counsels prospective undergraduate applicants and their families regarding LSU academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, admissions policies and procedures. This interaction may include phone, in-person, or written contacts. In-person contacts may include group presentations in addition to individual interviews.
          • In all counseling situations, employee must be thoroughly knowledgeable about LSU academic and extracurricular opportunities, and clearly articulate advantages of the LSU undergraduate experience. Further, the employee must be accurate in describing admissions policies, criteria and procedures.
          • Individual must be responsive to prospective students' concerns and needs by providing excellent customer service. Admissions Evaluation and Decision Making (20%)
            • Assists with all phases of the application processing, review and admission decision.
            • An ability to complete timely review of applications from an assigned set of high schools and assists others as needed. File review activities include monitoring files for completeness, ensuring accurate and fair decisions, fielding questions from applicants, and notifying the secondary readers of significant exceptions requiring review. Required Experience/Qualifications:
              • Bachelor's Degree
                • One year of experience working in a college admission setting or working with college-bound students, preferably in an admission and counseling environment is required. Preferred Experience/Qualifications:
                  • Master's degree.
                  • High level of fluency in Spanish, written and verbal, preferred.
                  • Knowledge of best practices in student recruitment
                  • Strong team orientation, effective interpersonal skills, and superior written and verbal communication skills
                  • Demonstrated ability to holistically evaluate applications
                  • Experience with CRM system and demonstrated ability to leverage technology.
                  • Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills and proven results in achieving objectives and goals.

                    Special Qualifications:

                    Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be willing to travel and work nights/weekends especially during peak periods. Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

                    As with all LSU employees, Admissions Counselors have an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services. Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team, the Dean of Students or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality.

                    Uniform may be required.

                    The employee may be issued University-provided mobile devices to be used for business purposes only. If one is issued, this position requires the employee to possess a personal cell phone.

                    Additional Job Description:

                    Special Instructions:
                    To be considered, qualified candidates will submit a complete application which includes a cover letter explaining their specific interest in the position and how their skills and experiences prepare them for success in this role, a resume, and three professional references.

                    Please provide resume and transcripts. Official transcripts are required prior to hire. For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Olivia Cassin at

                    Posting Date:
                    September 25, 2023

                    Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

                    Additional Position Information:

                    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

                    Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

                    Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University's partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

                    Essential Position (Y/N):

                    LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

                    LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

                    HCM Contact Information:

                    For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.

Keywords: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge , Senior Admissions Counselor, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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