Admission Counselor (Multiple Positions), Admission

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Revised November 17, 2021

The Office of Admission at Truman State University seeks a self-motivated, passionate, and dynamic individual to serve as an admission counselor.

The admission counselor will have primary responsibility for recruiting new first-year students, with an emphasis on supporting the office’s marketing content and social media efforts; and will report to the Assistant Director of Admission-Marketing and Communications

Duties include regional travel within an assigned territory, representing the institution with on-campus and off-campus recruitment events, participating in file reviews, counseling prospective students and their families through the admission process, and conducting individual meetings and presentations.

Position Responsibilities:


  • Manage recruitment in assigned territory and strives to meet established goals
  • Manage communication within assigned territory to prospective students and other stakeholders
  • Represent Truman State University at recruitment events on and off campus
  • Meet with prospective students and families during visits to Truman State University. Meetings may occur in either individual or group settings and in both physical and virtual settings.
  • Participate in file review of applications and recommend decisions to the admissions committee
  • Utilize enrollment and communication software in support of enrollment goals
  • Use data to make informed decisions
  • Other duties as assigned

            Marketing and Communications Team:

  • Serve on the Admission Marketing and Communications Team
  • Assist on the creation and design of marketing pieces
  • Assist on the management of social media channels for admission

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • High level of personal motivation, innovation, and enthusiasm for working in a team environment
  • Exceptional oral presentation skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel regionally and work flexible hours including nights and weekends
  • Commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for students from diverse backgrounds
  • Appreciation of a liberal arts education
  • Ability to stand for up to 3 hours at a time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with content writing and graphic design
  • Previous experience with social media management

To apply submit a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts, and contact information for at least three references to or mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources MC 101

100 E Normal Ave

Kirksville, MO 63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin July 21, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is August 2021. 

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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