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Job Details: Admissions Counselor

Job Title:

Admissions Counselor

Submitted on:

January 7, 2022


Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Start Date:

January 17, 2022


12-month, non-exempt

Job Summary:

The Admissions Counselor serves, promotes and represents the University by being the primary point of contact for prospective students, families and counselors.


Bachelor’s degree required. Must have valid driver’s license. Bilingual in oral and written communication is preferred. One year of customer service. Experience in higher education is desired.


Required: Bachelor’s degree required. Must have valid driver’s license. Bilingual in oral and written communication is preferred. One year of customer service.

Preferred: Experience in higher education is desired


  • Serve, promote and represent the University by being the primary point of contact for prospective students, families and counselors.
  • Demonstrate self-direction, creativity and strategic thinking in prospect development, yield enhancement activities, information services and problem resolution.
  • Discuss policies/procedures required for admission, housing, scholarships/financial aid with prospective students, families and counselors.
  • Proactively anticipate student needs and respond appropriately.
  • Conduct trend analysis for an assigned territory; formulate action plans based on analysis. Work in conjunction with leadership to integrate the results of analysis and planning into the University's overall enrollment plan.
  • Determine strategies for effective outreach for an assigned territory; develop and initiate communication/activities to accomplish enrollment goals, including but not limited to outreach via email, texting, telephone and visits.
  • Make presentations to large and small groups of prospective students/families, on and off-campus, about the programs and opportunities OPSU; arranging campus visits for prospective students: give campus tours when needed.
  • Assist with daily office operations including answering phones, responding to email, greeting and providing counsel to prospective students, families and guests to meet our customer service goals.
  • Participate in the development and execution of on and off-campus recruitment, conversion and yield activities/events designed to market Oklahoma Panhandle State University to prospective freshman (and transfer) students.
  • Travel (in-state and out-of-state) away is required from campus multiple times per month as well as weekend activities and overnight stays.
  • Ability to lift 30 to 45 lbs. (boxes of recruiting materials).
  • Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
  • Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Admissions or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
Fill out an Online Application

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check and/or a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Kambri Harland, Section 504/ADA (disabilities),
    Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins, Discrimination (race, color, national origin, age, and veterans status), Title IX (sex),
    Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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