Student Affairs

Admissions Counselor

Georgia Southern University

Savannah, GA United States

Job Summary

The Multicultural Admissions Counselor plans and carries out the recruitment and counseling of a diverse group of minority freshmen and transfer students. This position also serves as an official representative of Georgia Southern University at college fairs, high school visits, and other recruitment activities within an assigned territory. The position requires extensive travel, evening and weekend work.



  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Recruit minority student populations with an emphasis on those with a Latino/Hispanic background
  • Serve as an official representative of Georgia Southern University at college fairs, high school visits,and other recruitment activities at assigned events and schools
  • Recruit and enroll a target number of students
  • Provide information about the University and maintain regular correspondence with prospective students and their families by telephone, email, and hand written letters
  • Serve as a counselor-on-call, conduct information sessions, and meet with walk-in guests
  • Organize outreach events and collaborate with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and faculty members to sponsor events for new and current students
  • Build work relationships with community leaders, community organizations and high school counselors


Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

  •  Bachelor's degree
  • Fluent in Spanish

Required Experience

  •  One or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications:  Ability to assess student academic standing and extracurricular activities, and provide information on university programs, majors, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources

Preferred Experience:  Experience in college admissions or enrollment office


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and secure information sensitive in nature
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for a specific position


  •  Knowledge of office management practices and procedures
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success


  •  Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service centered work ethic
  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations


Additional Information

Job ID: 222083

Background Check:  Standard and Education

Department Information: 3900711100 - Office of Admissions

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Proposed Salary:  $33,300

Apply Before Date:  January 8, 2020

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Work performed in an office environment and often away from campus at recruitment events

• Workweek often extends beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends

• Extensive recruitment travel required (eight to ten weeks during peak travel season)

• May be required to drive university vehicles


About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.



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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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