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Job Standard for Recruitment & Admission, Counselor

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Recruitment & Admission, Counselor, Overview

  • Person Group: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 75679
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Recruitment & Admissions


The Admissions Counselor is responsible for the coordination and implementation of transfer student recruitment, enrollment plans, and strategies designed to increase undergraduate transfer enrollment and student success. The Admissions Counselor role requires an experienced professional who is capable of working with a high level of autonomy to successfully expand Boise State’s recruitment efforts.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.  May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to understand, explain and make decisions based on transfer credit policies, articulation agreements, and admissions standard
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Public speaking, interviewing and counseling skills
  • Ability to create, coordinate, and implement recruitment events
  • Demonstrated ability in providing quality customer service
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Capable of working with high level of autonomy
  • Customer service, diplomacy, marketing
  • Computer literacy

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60 % of Recruitment & Admission, Counselor will:

  • Provide initial academic advising to prospective transfer students, individually or in groups, about university policies, programs of study and degree options.
  • Utilize academic background, current enrollment, and courses planned in order to effectively guide students through the transfer student process.
  • Work closely with the Advising and Academic Support Center in order to connect students with academic support.
  • Provide accurate information regarding admission and transfer credit policies, academic programs and degrees, career and special services, financial aid and scholarships, university housing, and other opportunities available at Boise State.
  • Travel to represent Boise State at community colleges, college and career fairs, high schools as well as community and educational agencies.
  • Use transfer student enrollment information to make data informed decisions in order to develop and implement recruitment initiatives aimed at meeting undergraduate transfer enrollment goals.
  • Stay informed of transfer student research and best practices to enhance recruitment initiatives targeting transfer students.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions communications team to create and maintain a strategic transfer student communication plan.
  • Plan and initiate various avenues of communicating with transfer students and families utilizing elements such as: the admissions website, student portals, landing pages, telecounseling, direct mail, texts, and e-mail. Maintain positive contact with prospective students from the point of inquiry through enrollment.
  • Create, coordinate, and implement events designed to recruit undergraduate transfer students to Boise State.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with Boise State colleagues and key external partners including: Boise State Enrollment Service Offices, Boise State Advising and Academic Support Center, community college transfer center coordinators and academic advisors, community college administrative staff, and professional educators.

35% of Time Recruitment & Admission Counselor:

Can be determined by department needs

5% of Time Recruitment & Admission, Counselor:

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection

Travel Requirement

Travel is required

Career Path

Admissions Manager, Admissions Senior Manager, Director of Admissions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.