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Admissions Counselor - SUA I

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, detailed resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references through the online application process. Please do not submit personal references. Submission of official transcripts required prior to final hiring. Candidates will be required to provide a ten minute persuasive presentation of their choice to the members of the Office of Admissions staff. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number S0370
Position Title Admissions Counselor
Department Admissions
Bargaining Unit SCUPA
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Permanent
FLSA Non-Exempt
Salary $1,557.00 biweekly
Work Hours 8:00 to 16:00
Work Schedule Mon. - Fri.
Anticipated Start Date 12/18/17
Anticipated End Date None

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The University invites applications for an Admissions Counselor to begin on or about December 18, 2017.

The admissions counselor will be reporting to the Director of Admissions.

The admission counselor recruits students by developing networks, planning recruiting events and carrying out outreach activities. This position requires extensive overnight travel and evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Duties
  • Plans, conducts and evaluates a market-oriented strategic plan for extensive fall travel;
  • Recruits students by visiting high schools and attending college fairs;
  • Interviews students, conducts group presentations and arranges campus visits and tours;
  • Counsels prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the University;
  • Responds to admission inquiries via phone and email;
  • Conducts follow-up follow-up activities such as letter writing and phone calling campaigns;
  • Completes projects by identifying and utilizing new technology and resources;
  • Assists prospective students with the application and enrollment processes;
  • Follows up on student inquiries via written and oral communication;
  • Provides basic assistance on issues of prerequisite requirements, course registration and program goals;
Specific Duties
  • Contributes to social media on Admissions accounts;
  • Assists with marketing initiatives and publications;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions.
Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • A bachelor’s degree, valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license and ACT 34 clearance are required.
  • Possess the energy and drive to work in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote locations for extended periods of time.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with potential students, university faculty and staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate self-direction and motivation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in marketing, communication or publications.
  • Experience coordinating programs.
  • Proficiency with technology including; Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media tools and outreach techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Physical Demands

Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Must be able to drive long distances and stand for long periods of time.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 11/13/2017
Close Date 11/28/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a letter of application, detailed resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references through the online application process. Please do not submit personal references. Submission of official transcripts required prior to final hiring.

Candidates will be required to provide a ten minute persuasive presentation of their choice to the members of the Office of Admissions staff.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment.LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3841
Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list which software applications you have significant experience working with.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have valid Pennsylvania Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If you do not already have a valid PA driver's license is there anything preventing you from receiving one prior to the start of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not applicable-already possess a PA driver's license
  5. * Are you able to lift 50lbs.?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Are you able to work nights and weekends as necessary?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other
  9. * Do you have experience managing social media platforms?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents