Admissions Counselor / Senior Admissions Counselor

Company: Northern State University ( Learn More )

General Information
$35,000.00 - $37,000.00 /Year
4 Year Degree
Not Specified
Job Description Admissions Counselor / Senior Admissions Counselor Setting:

Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities. For the past four years, NSU has been named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the Midwest. NSU is fully accredited by NCATE, NASM, NIBS and HLC. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern S.D. The city has a population of approximately 28,000 people and is a retail hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region.


  • Counsel, recruit and provide customer service support to prospective students and families through face-to-face meetings, small and large group presentations, telephone and email inquiries, college fairs and high school visits.
  • Learn and articulate the many benefits of attending NSU while meeting and exceeding assigned enrollment goals.
  • Evaluate applications for admission and recommend scholarship recipients.
  • Required overnight recruitment travel of 10-12 weeks each fall and 4-6 weeks each spring, along with occasional evening and rotating weekend hours.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs.
  • Job Requirements Admissions Counselor / Senior Admissions Counselor Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required with previous full-time experience in education, marketing or counseling preferred.
    • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.
    • Must be a team-oriented self-starter with the ability to establish rapport and to build energetic counseling relationships with diverse prospective students and families.
    • Bachelor’s degree required for Admissions Counselor title, with previous full-time higher education experience preferred.
    • For Senior Admissions Counselor title, successful candidate will have three years of full-time demonstrated success in college admissions, teaching, academic advising or closely related education experience and/or an earned master’s degree in a related field.
    • Salary is $35,000 for Admissions Counselor title and $35,000-$37,000 for Senior Admissions Counselor title, depending on qualifications.


    Review of applications will begin 11/17/17. Position is open until filled with a 12/11/17 start date (negotiable). For more information regarding this position and to apply, visit: Click on ‘Northern State University’ in the Quick Search section. The system will guide you through the electronic application form. AA/EOE.