Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Admission Counselor
Department : Admissions
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Admission Counselor & Communication Specialist's main objective is to meet University-wide Admission & Financial Aid goals to recruit, admit, and enroll students. This position evaluates students' academic credentials and makes decisions regarding an individual's admissibility to the University according to current admission criteria and the University of North Carolina system requirements. The employee is responsible for planning and executing targeted recruitment initiatives to increase enrollment and to recruit, enroll, and retain students who represent the goals and values of UNC Asheville. Assigned a specific geographical territory, the Counselor carries primary responsibility for all recruitment and communication activities with those prospective students in order to meet the university enrollment goals, including counseling, recruiting, and evaluating prospective students who express interest in UNC Asheville. All of these actions require interpersonal, computer and organizational skills.
This position also involves outreach actions to increase awareness of UNC Asheville with high school, transfer, traditional, non-traditional and international students as well as parents, secondary schools and community colleges personnel in order to bring them into the process of working with prospective students, applicants and newly matriculating students.
Reporting to the Director of ADMFA Communication, the Admission Counselor & Communication Specialist will support marketing and communication efforts for the department. The employee will manage all ADMFA social media channels and support the Director to develop and deploy all communications (print, email, text, and digital). This includes working with the departments to develop, write, implement, and manage communications plans, in collaboration with the Director within the University's customer relationship management (CRM) system with the goal of helping the University achieve its enrollment targets.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Position requires post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus equivalent training and experience. Outstanding public speaking, oral and written skills, excellent computer skills, outstanding customer service skills and a valid driver's license are required.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Previous experience in admission is preferred. Candidates with 2-4 years of experience as an Admission Counselor with a successful recruitment track record are strongly preferred. May also consider applicants with experience working in a higher education setting, including work conducted as an undergraduate. Familiarity with the UNC System is preferred. Strong ability to develop relationship skills.
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong proficiency in social media and marketing. Demonstrate strong organizational and time management abilities, along with experience in video and photography, encompassing shooting, production, and editing.
Proficiency with Slate is strongly preferred. Proficiency with Canva, Agorapulse, Adobe Photoshop, and Wordpress is preferred. Ability to serve as the primary point person and collaborate with other departments for social media outreach such as Instagram and Facebook.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.