Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive and comprehensive benefit package. Minimum salary is $35,957 annually. Peru State College is seeking an enthusiastic and engaging individual to serve as an Admissions Counselor. Members of the Admissions team contribute to the overall recruitment efforts of the college as well as plan and implement programs for attracting and matriculating students at Peru State College. This position will focus on freshman recruitment in northeast Nebraska and Iowa as well as support student follow-up in other states outside of this region.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or related work experience required. A commitment to serving students and strong interpersonal skills are essential. Exceptional planning and attention to details, problem solving, time management, analytical skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are strongly preferred. Candidates with strong leadership abilities and a desire for increasing professional development will find themselves well suited in this position. Bilingual abilities are a plus. Willingness to travel and work flexible schedule including weekends and evenings as required. This position is non-exempt with regard to FLSA overtime provisions. This position is covered by the NSCPA negotiated agreement.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities: The purpose of the Admissions Counselor to recruit qualified students and to serve as a liaison between Peru State’s external market and the services that are available through Peru State. The external market includes prospective students of all ages and academic backgrounds. Also included are those who influence a student’s decision to attend Peru State such as high school counselors and teachers, alumni, family, friends, community members, and others. This position will focus on freshman recruitment with an assigned recruitment territory in Nebraska and Iowa. Work in that territory includes planning and conducting high school visits; meeting with students, parents, and school counselors; representing Peru State at various college right programs; and extensive follow up with prospective students and their families. Follow-up will be done via email, phone calls, virtual appointment (Zoom or Teams) as well as texting. This position will assist with campus visits and on campus recruitment events. Counselors will review student financial aid award letters including scholarship and all forms of financial aid with admitted students and parents. As a part of student recruitment, this position will help enhance the college’s social media presence. This position is subject to veterans’ preference. Offers of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory results of a background check.