Division of Enrollment

Job Description


Position Title:   Admission Counselor      

Department:     Admission 

FLSA Category:   Exempt            


Working Relationships:

Reports to:  Dean of Admission

Works Closely with:  Associate and Assistant Director of Admission, Director of Transfer Admission, Support Staff


Job Summary: This position serves as University representative charged with recruiting and enrolling undergraduate students.  The position requires extensive overnight travel, flexible scheduling of hours including evenings and weekends and ability to work independently to achieve institutional and divisional goals and objectives.



All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good

Primary Responsibilities: (Recruitment)

1.       Set and achieve individual territory enrollment goals.

2.       Represent Millikin University at high schools, college day/night programs and community events.

3.       Meet with prospective students and families during campus visits.

4.       Develop and maintain relationships with hundreds new students each academic year, requiring consistent communication (phone calls, email, social media, etc). 

5.       Help students and families through the enrollment process (application, admission, financial aid and registration).

6.       Develop and maintain relationships with high school guidance counselors, athletic coaches and alumni within one’s territory.


Primary Responsibilities: (Administration)

1.       Responsible for all data entry using SCT Banner and Hobsons.

2.       Routinely and accurately communicate progress to goals. 

3.       Document necessary information from campus and travel visits.   


Other Duties:

1.       Attend regularly scheduled campus staff meetings.

2.       Follow up with first-year students on satisfaction.

3.       Serve as a campus tour guide when students are not available.

4.       Analyze territory trends to make number predictions and recommendations for strategy modification.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of one-year admission, recruitment, student counseling or related professional experience preferred
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and ability to use web-based technologies and communication media
  • Ability to work with various constituencies
  • Successful candidate will demonstrate a positive attitude and independent work ethic.
  • Preference will be given to Millikin University graduates.


Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort:

  • Occasionally sitting at a desk or table
  • Occasionally standing or walking
  • Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or more

Working Conditions:

  • Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas
  • Alternative or flexible work schedules
  • Extensive travel and/or periodic overnight travel




Background Checks and/or Testing:

          X  Background and criminal history check

              Physical exam

              Drug test

          X  Driving record check

              Credit Check