JOB SUMMARY: The Admissions Counselor is responsible for assisting with enrollment of qualified health programs students in the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Pre-Nursing, Associates Degree in Nursing, and Health Occupations pathways. This position assists with the development of yearly recruiting plan within assigned territory and throughout Alaska. The Admissions Counselor will work closely with prospective students and their parents, Nursing Faculty, Staff, and Administration personnel.
Establishes and maintains contact with prospective students interested in nursing programs offered by APU on its main campus in Anchorage and partnerships around the state Conduct tours and presentations for prospective students visiting campus.
Receive and process electronic enrollment forms and enter them into the university database.
Manage student enrollment applications and associated documentation along with program statistics for reports
Clarifies departmental policies and procedures concerning admissions to the University.
Work with the Office of financial Aid to assist students in identifying and applying for scholarships, organize and keep records of scholarship applications received, notify students of receipt of applications. Regularly meet with students to ensure compliance with scholarship requirements, and support students in identifying other scholarships or financial supports Communicate regularly with students on opportunities and resources.
Work with Health Programs advisor to develop programs that are designed to increase student retention and monitor student progress toward gaining admission to and during the nursing major Develop and maintain working relationships with school districts, health partnerships, and community entities to assist in success and recruitment of students.
Assists prospective students in identifying appropriate academic programs. Ability to learn and function with APU’s student information computerized system. Assists in evaluation of student admission applications and selection of new students.
Monitors and maintains student admission application files.
Arranges, participates and travels annually in and around Alaska and occasionally to the Lower 48 to represent the University at college fairs and high schools.
Makes presentations about the University and its programs to appropriate groups and organizations. Actively identifies and participates in strategic planning for recruitment territory, including identification of potential markets, analysis of past recruiting efforts, and the development of new recruiting strategies.
Give campus tours to individuals and groups, and help train student workers to provide tours as needed. Works with APU staff and faculty to learn about programs, course offerings, student successes, initiatives, and promote and execute on-campus open houses, prospective student trips and other recruitment events.
Serves as a liaison between the Registrar Office, Residential Life, Student Financial Services, faculty, and prospective students and their parents to coordinate and expedite the process of admission and matriculation.
Performs other Admissions duties, including coverage of other personnel across the Admission’s Office, and serves on committees and task forces, as necessary.
Ensures that NACAC professional and ethical standards are maintained throughout the admissions process. Including following FERPA and institutional guidelines to protect the privacy of students.
KNOWLEDGE And SKILLS
Knowledge of admissions roles and processes at four year colleges.
Skill in utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, internet and e-mail.
Skill in working with a diverse constituency with varying needs.
Skill in communicating effectively with potential students and their families.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-Supervisory: One (1) year admissions office experience preferred.
Ability to work irregular hours during scheduled times, including occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Current and valid driver’s license required with ability to pass a driving record check and driving test. Ability to travel independently both in and out of state including being comfortable driving University or rental vehicles.