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Admissions Counselor

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The Office of Admissions at Eastern Illinois University is seeking applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor. This person is directly responsible for the recruitment of traditional undergraduate students to the University. The admissions counselor will manage all aspects of the admissions funnel for prospective students within an assigned geographic territory. Extensive travel {including evenings/overnights/weekends), valid driver's license, and the ability to lift 10-15 pounds are expected.

Position Duties:

Four positions are available. All positions will be campus-based. One will focus on transfer student recruitment. The other three will focus on freshmen recruitment and territories could include: southern Illinois and Missouri, north central Illinois, and central Illinois and Indiana.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required. Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Proficient in the usage of computer programs {Microsoft Office) and other technologies required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusivity required. Prior experience in Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Services or in a high-profile student leadership position preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate attention to detail and ability to multi-task; determination to meet recruitment goals; and commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Eastern Illinois University.

A complete application will include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Send application materials to Questions regarding the search process can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Ryan Howard at Review of applications begins immediately, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled.

Start Date: May 1, 2023

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

The University is located in East Central Illinois, combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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