Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor

locationEvansville, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/6/2024
Full Time

Title: Admissions Counselor

Division: Strategic Enrollment Management

Department: Undergraduate Admissions

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: Annual Salary

EEO Job Group: 2 E2

Position Summary

The University of Southern Indiana is accepting applications for Admissions Counselor.

The University of Southern Indiana’s Undergraduate Admission office seeks applications for an Admission Counselor to provide information and counsel to prospective and newly admitted students concerning policies and procedures as well as evaluating the students’ educational and career goals. In addition, counselors will assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and recruitment program designed to meet enrollment objectives and budgetary goals within assigned territory.


  • Implement a comprehensive recruitment plan in the assigned territory. Activities may include but are not limited to high school visitation, community college visitation, college fair participation, and personalized communication (telephone and email).

  • Review applications and credentials for admission to the College.

  • Interview and counsel prospective students and their families regarding admission policies and procedures.

  • Establish and regularly monitor measurable goals and objectives.

  • Counsel students and parents through the decision-making process including academic major choice, co-curricular activities, housing, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and on-campus participation in traditional events.

  • Mediate relations between the university and the incoming student and high school counselors.

  • Provide information on academic offerings, and student services of the University while evaluating the educational and career goals of the student.

  • Serve as liaison with assigned University college/school(s) and/or campus offices and departments to coordinate recruitment efforts.

  • Assist with other responsibilities, special programs, and projects on and off campus as assigned by the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in both a counseling and public relations capacity with prospective students and the community.

  • Ability to think critically and solve complex problems.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

  • Organizational ability, high energy, and creative initiative.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of computers, internet, word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and presentation software.

  • Valid driver’s license, or alternate means of reliable transportation.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Previous admission, higher education, and/or marketing experience.

  • Knowledge of the offerings of the University and an understanding of the mission of the University is desired.

Regular Work Hours/Travel Requirements

  • Standard office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Irregular work hours including nights and weekends may be required to meet with prospective students or during special programs/events.
  • Frequent overnight travel within designated region required.

About USI    

The University of Southern Indiana is a public higher education institution located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, IN. We offer employees exceptional benefits! Benefits for this position include:

  • Affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short term and long-term disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement plan where the University makes the total contribution equivalent to 11% of annual salary.
  • Full tuition fee waiver for employees/75% for spouses and dependent children.
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Holiday pay
  • Free access to Recreation, Fitness & Wellness Center.
  • Access to on-campus University Health Center and Dental Hygiene Clinic.

For more information about the benefits that USI offers, please visit www.usi.edu/hr/benefits.


Application Process


Click “Apply Now!” near the top right of this page to complete an application and upload application materials to the attention of the Search Committee Chair. Application materials should include:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


Search Committee Chair:

If you have questions about the open position, please contact Mrs. Koryn Parsons, search committee chair, at knparsons@usi.edu

Best Consideration Date:

For best consideration, please submit materials before April 26, 2024.

Pre-Employment Screening

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Authorization to Work in the United States

USI typically will not sponsor an employment-related visa for this position.

Interview Accommodations

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please contact the manager of Employment at mcweinzapf@usi.edu or (812) 464-1840. Contacting the manager of Employment is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only. For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at HumanRes@usi.edu or (812) 464-1815.

EEO Statement

The University of Southern Indiana is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.