Job Listings

Admissions Counselor

Ohio Northern University
Job Location:
Ada, Ohio
Admissions and Enrollment
Position Title
Admissions Counselor

Position Type
Administrative Staff


Job Summary

The Admissions Counselor assists the Admissions Office in its efforts to attract and build relationships with potential students. Several of the chief tasks include creating travel schedules, travelling to high schools and college fairs in an assigned travel area, tracking application materials, corresponding with and interviewing prospective students and their families, building relationships with prospective students and high school counselors, assisting with special events, and maintaining various professional networking relationships and performing general office duties.


Serve as an Admissions Counselor for the Office of Admissions through counseling prospective students and their families to ensure their needs are met and to support the Office in its effort to attract high caliber students to the University.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Utilize reports and past ONU travel history to coordinate a travel schedule including high school visits and college fairs in the designated area
  • Educate, counsel and guide prospective students in their college search process including visiting and applying to ONU
  • Interview, counsel, and develop relationships with prospective students and their families in person and via phone, mail, email, text, and social networking
  • Build strong relationships with prospective students and high school counselors
  • Track applications and application materials needed for prospective student admission in the assigned travel area
  • Read applicant files to determine the quality of prospective students, their fit for ONU and their preparedness for various programs and majors
  • Communicate and update faculty, staff, deans, department chairs and coaches about interested and qualified prospective students regularly
  • Assist with and attend all recruitment events, such as preview days, visitation days and student receptions
  • Act as liaison with assigned academic units to encourage faculty participation in recruiting
  • Offer ideas on new and creative recruitment initiatives
  • Perform a variety of general office duties including keeping up-to-date records, organizing communications, attending meetings, serving on various committees, and working on office projects
  • Complete special projects as assigned

Required Skills
  • Excellent organization, communication, and professionalism
  • Ability to solve problems through the identification and analysis of diverse issues
  • Basic knowledge of professional theories and practices
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and ever changing environment
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Up to one year of similar work experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be willing to travel and work outside standard business hours including evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree
  • One or more years of similar work experience
EEO Statement

ONU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Accordingly, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, separation and other terms, condition and privileges of employment.

Appointment Length

Closing Date

This website is part of the HigherEdJobs network.