Job Openings - International Admissions Counselor


International Admissions Counselor

Type: Exempt
Position: Administrative
Posting Date: August 07, 2017

Job Description:

To recruit and enroll incoming international students who are seeking an excellent Christian liberal arts education and assist in the day-to-day administration of the office.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recognize that any activity related to the role and scope of the Admissions Office is a personal responsibility; mature conduct and professional work are expected at all times. This position requires that the person is actively participating in a wide variety of social media activities such as blogging, Facebook communication, social bookmarking, commenting, etc. and is well-connected with the broader social media world. Therefore, Admissions counselors must take care as well to ensure that personal use of social media does not negatively impact the workplace, or the institution.

  • Oversee daily operations of international admissions to maintain quality of service to applicant including accurate and timely dissemination of applicable regulatory documents.
  • Review international admissions applications, render admissions decisions, monitor workflow of evaluation of academic credentials, and assist to determine scholarship eligibility.
  • Execute the strategies and tactics contained in the International Enrollment Management Marketing Plan focused on recruiting international students to Greenville University.
  • Coordinate and participate in activities designed to introduce prospective students, parents, and other constituents to Greenville University, including individual campus visits, Preview Days, and other special events; often involving weekends.
  • Maintain working knowledge of policies and procedures regarding visa issuance, students exchange regulations, customs and immigration enforcement regulations (SEVIS)and supports adherence to university standards and practices. This may include serving as a DSO SEVIS advisor.
  • Study, understand and communicate institutional distinctiveness, including details about how to apply, financial aid as well as curricular and co-curricular opportunities.
  • Host and interview prospective students on and off campus.
  • Identify prospect pool, follow-up in person or by phone, mail, or e-mail, and encourage prospective students through the application, acceptance, financial aid, deposit, scheduling, and registration processes.
  • Maintain consistent phone contact with prospective students and families; this often means attempting 150 phone contacts each week and spending 15 to 20 hours on the phone each week.  Some evening calling is expected each week.
  • Serve as Liaison for department of International Affairs with International agents.
  • This position is responsible for increasing the University's brand awareness, driving internet traffic, and increasing social media activity within an assigned territory. You are expected to be able to embrace social media technology and be the “personal touch” online and are therefore expected to leverage social networks to strengthen and create relationships with existing prospective students online.
  • Some travel with some heavy lifting may be required.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Reports To:

Vice President for International Affairs

Required Skills:

  • Outstanding people skills.with observable leadership experience.
  • Effective communication skills, both spoken and written; must be able to speak clearly and be understood over the telephone.
  • Ability and desire to work effectively in a challenging, goal-oriented sales environment.
  • Creative and enthusiastic.
  • Computer skills; especially Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • An understanding of how to responsibly utilize Social Media in a work environment.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.  Ability and desire to work effectively in a challenging, goal-oriented sales environement.
  • Ability to manage time well on a varying work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of a second language.

Education or Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Required Experience:

  • Commitment to Christ and the Christian ideals of Greenville University, including all aspects of the Growing and Learning Together Lifestyle Statement.  This position is expected to follow the lifestyle guidelines outlined in that statement.  (
  • An understanding and appreciation of Christian higher education.

How to Apply

Compliance with University Standards.  All Greenville University employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the University, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the University's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the University Standards).

To be considered for the position, applicants must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a current resume, and (3) the Greenville University Employment Application available at

Required Documents

  • Must have and retain a valid driver’s license and meet Greenville University driving standards.

It is the policy of Greenville University not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race, gender or prior military service in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville University is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville University performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

Complete the Employment Application

Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.

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