Admissions Counselor

Cookeville, TN

Tennessee Technological University

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number


Working Title

Admissions Counselor

Job Title


Job Type



Admissions Office

Job Purpose

Be part of an exciting Office of Admissions team and help students decide to earn a college education. Recruit future Golden Eagles and help them through their early transition to Tennessee Tech to have a permanent, positive impact on their lives.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

Reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions and serves as a member of the Admissions Office team while managing a recruitment territory and working toward achieving the enrollment goals of Tennessee Tech. Travels extensively (both daytime and overnight) to visit high schools across the state of TN, in addition to events in other states as needed. Admissions Counselors are a key source of information for all prospective students, parents, school counselors, and departments across campus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Making daily presentations to groups of various sizes both on and off campus

Giving tours for the Campus VIP program

Representing Tennessee Tech at college fairs, private visits and other recruiting events for high school students

Building relationships with prospective students via social media, email, phone calls, and in-person.

Establishing immediate rapport and communicating effectively with prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and departments across campus.

Organizing travel schedule to cover assigned territory and responsibilities.

Organizing and/or participating in special events for prospective students and applicants, such as Preview Days and Spring Showcase.

Performing other duties/tasks as assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Willingness and ability to travel as needed (both daytime, nighttime and weekends). A valid driver's license. Experience working with high school and/or college students. Strong interpersonal skills. Enthusiastic, outgoing, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Driven and self-motivated with ability to work responsibly with little supervision. Comprehensive understanding of software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite and fundamental concepts of computer systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with premiere customer service, public speaking, marketing, social media, or education/counseling areas. Experience coordinating projects and/or events. Experience with utilizing a CRM and various social media outlets.

Work Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Additional hours if/when needed. Evening and weekend hours can be common depending on the time of year.

Compensation and Benefits


Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details

Posting Date


Screening Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Other Documents
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)
Posted: 09/27/2022