Admissions Counselor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 308800 - Ctr for Distance Ed-Director
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The function of the Admission Counselor is to represent Mississippi State University to prospective students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff. The Admission Counselor’s foremost responsibility is to focus on the recruitment of online students to Mississippi State University.

Salary Grade:  12

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges. 

Area of Specialization:

Online Education

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Participates in the development of recruiting/enrollment goals and objectives for the unit.
2. Recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations.
3. Participates in developing effective recruitment strategies.
4. Conducts recruiting activities and follow-up with prospective online (Campus 5) students.
5. Visits and participates in professional conferences, alumni events, community colleges, and college/industry events to recruit students.
6. Prepares correspondence for prospective students.
7. Represents Mississippi State University at conferences, meetings, and other official functions.
8. Keep current on University programs and changes within the academic schools and colleges, particularly as it relates to online programs.
9. Works with Center for Distance Education marketing unit to plan recruiting events.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree
Valid Driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with students, university administrators, and faculty
Some understanding/experience of/in online education

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

*Position will require travel.
*Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. *Routine deadline; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonable and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
*Job frequently requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
*Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online via:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or

If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.

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