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Admissions Representative

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Posting Number: STA00349PO21

Classification Title: Student Services Program Coordinator I - Undergraduate Admissions

Internal Title: Admissions Representative

Campus: Columbia

Work County: Out of State

College/Division: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support

Department: SAAS Undergraduate Admissions

Band : 4

Advertised Minimum Salary : $35,568

Advertised Salary Range: $35,568 - $50,000; salary commensurate with experience

Location of Vacancy: Delaware, Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Preferred Location: Philadelphia (other locations in Southern NJ and Eastern PA may be considered)

Part/Full Time: Full Time

Hours per Week: 37.5

Work Schedule:

8:30am 5:00pm Monday-FridayThis position requires extensive travel and seasonal overtime. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position: Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis : 12 months

Job Search Category: Student Services

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the states flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 Best Colleges according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the states educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type: Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement: Yes

State Insurance Programs: Yes

Annual Leave: Yes

Sick Leave: Yes

Advertised Job Summary:

The Admissions Representative manages an assigned geographic territory as part of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions nationwide recruitment program. The Admissions Representative must live in their assigned territory and are responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge and oversight of that territory in order to identify and recruit prospective students, feeder schools, and potential growth markets. The Admissions Representative will utilize high-level customer service, relationship-building, presentation, technological, and data analysis skills in order to recruit prospective students, report on their territory, and provide recruitment data to management to determine market priorities. The Admissions Representative will present students, parents, and high school counselors with up-to-date information about the University of South Carolina student experience and advise them on admissions policies and procedures. This position requires extensive travel and seasonal overtime.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Bachelors degree.

Traveling alone within assigned geographic region and to South Carolina for student recruitment and professional development/ training events is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and familiarity of USC is preferred. Background experience in admissions, customer service, marketing, sales, public relations, or another student personnel area desired. Preference will be given to those who currently live in the existing geographic market and have knowledge of the local secondary schools.


Must relate well to people, have an engaging personality, and be able to speak with confidence in front of groups.Must have exceptional customer service skills to ensure positive, brand-promoting interactions with prospective students/families, guidance counselors, and other constituents. Knowledge of secondary and post-secondary school systems desired. Must be able to read and evaluate academic credentials as well as market data for assigned territory. Must be able to operate a personal computer. Must be able to make public presentations to groups, counsel individuals, and maintain confidentiality of student credentials. Will be required to organize special programs. Will be required to travel alone in assigned geographic location. Must be able to drive during the day as well as at night.Must be able to make public presentations before large groups of people. Must have strong writing skills.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive: No

Hazardous weather category: Non-Essential

Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Open Date: 05/05/2021

Job Close Date: 06/19/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Finalist must live in, or be willing to relocate to Philadelphia, PA (other locations in Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania may be considered).

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by June 19, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Keywords: Inside Higher Ed, Columbia , Admissions Representative, Other , West Columbia, South Carolina

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