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Employment Opportunities - Full-Time Admissions Counselor

Full-Time Admissions Counselor

Date Opened: 2021-12-17
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary:

Position Overview

PAY GRADE: 34

Supports LCC’s enrollment, retention and graduation goals and establishes and administers programs for recruiting students to Luna Community College. Independently represents the institution to targeted constituencies and/or territories. Develops and maintains relationships with identified partners within the institution, the community and beyond. Develops and implements strategies to enhance recruitment.


Essential Job Functions

• Represents LCC to targeted constituencies; visits elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges; speaks to groups and individual students; meets with school counselors, administrators and/or other constituent groups to promote outreach activities and, assists other recruiters as needed.
• Provides career and academic counseling, planning, and advising to potential students, utilizing specific knowledge educational programs and degrees at LCC and other institutions.
• Coordinates participation of staff and alumni for national and local college recruitment fairs, conferences and related outreach events.
• Coordinates LCC recruiting events, associated promotional materials and information from all areas of the college.
• Prepares reports and proposals regarding recruitment and outreach activities, and responds to inquiries from students and community agencies.
• Creates, packages, monitors and distributes resource materials for student recruitment and retention programs; develops mentorship programs; analyzes trends in recruitment and retention programs; develops and implements strategies for program evaluation.
• Assists students throughout the admissions process, including the advisement of students on admission requirements, assisting students with admissions, financial aid and other paperwork, ultimately attaining
regular admission status.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

SPECIALIZED ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Although all Admissions Counselors will participate in all student support functions, this position is responsible for maintaining expertise in the following specialized areas.

• Serves independently as the point of contact for internal coordination of student recruitment and enrollment management goals, utilizing specific knowledge gained from admissions, registration criteria, financial aid and/or scholarship information and deadlines.
• Coordinates and implements all aspects of large, multi-departmental special events, utilizing presentation and promotional materials and maintaining budgetary and operational controls.
• Coordinates with multiple entities and represents the college at local, statewide and national events for prospective students.
• Oversees and implements campus life and student club initiatives.
• Updates, disseminates and processes applications for chartering clubs at the college.
• Manages the process through which clubs receive seed funding.
• Ensures that all clubs adhere to college policies and procedures that govern club spending, fundraising and accounting, including providing training for club sponsors and club officers.
• Coordinates the planning and execution of campus events, including, but not limited to the following: Thanksgiving luncheon; Halloween celebration; commencement luncheon; mid-term events; Winter light parade and campus lighting; and welcome back activities for fall and spring semesters.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of general office support practices and procedures
• Knowledge of policies, practices, procedures and terminology of assigned function
• Proficient with a variety of computer software, including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications
• Knowledge of records processing and maintenance procedures and systems
• Proficient in English composition, grammar, and punctuation
• Ability to compose letters and prepare reports
• Ability to create and maintain filing and records systems
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions and procedures
• Ability to operate typical office equipment, including personal computer and standard office computer programs
• Proficient in oral and written communication


Work Enviornment and Physical Factors

• Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The worker sits most of the time.
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading and visual inspection.
• The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


Education, Experience and Licenses

• Bachelor’s Degree in any field is required.
• At least two years of responsible experience providing direct customer service to higher education students and or office support is required.
• Master’s Degree is preferred.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Luna Community College management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application Process

Submit LCC application form, letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required prior to employment) to:

Luna Community College
Human Resources
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 454-2574
Fax: (505) 454-2520
Email: srivera@luna.edu

Luna Community College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A pre-employment drug test may be required.

LCC Application for Employment