Concordia University, Nebraska
  • Admissions; Undergraduate
  • Seward, NE, USA
  • Competitive Midwest Private Religious University Rates
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Retirement (Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution w/match), Disability, Life Insurance, Health & Wellness opportunities, Tuition Wiaver benefits, overtime expected, great team environment!

Join our team of servant leaders and make a difference in people's lives!  Founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University, Nebraska is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning. The main campus is located in Seward (population 7,000). If you thrive in a community driven environment, you will enjoy Concordia University and Seward's classic small town community feel with access to the state's capital, just 30 minutes away.   If you want to learn more about Concordia University, Nebraska please visit

Concordia University is seeking applicants for the position of Admission Counselor.

This position serves as a member of the Admission team in the department of undergraduate admission.  This position is primarily responsible for managing the recruitment of a prospect student pool to achieve enrollment goals.


  • Undergraduate degree with liberal arts background.
  • Student recruitment or related experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with a diverse constituency.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Understanding of customer service principles and generational service needs.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to travel, rent vehicles, drive in large cities and fly in commercial aircrafts.
  • Proficiency in use of software applications including Microsoft Office applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required.
  • Knowledge of Constituent Relationship Management(CRM) and Ellucian software preferred.
  • Member of LCMS congregation preferred.
  • Concordia University graduate preferred.

General Duties:

  • Recruits prospective students in a defined territory, exceeding goals when opportunities exist.
  • Devises implements and assesses recruitment plan and strategy in the assigned territory to include visiting high schools, attending college fairs, area receptions, and events.
  • Initiates, plans and executes special on-campus involvement in coordination with other admission staff and faculty.
  • Knows and understands all printed materials on admission and other office support systems such as the registrar, financial aid, and support services.
  • Individualizes admission presentations to visitors during campus visits and at on-campus events.  Is familiar with specific academic programs and the institutional philosophy of recruitment.
  • Advises students and families of admission requirements and/or transfer guidelines.
  • Keeps current placement results, career requirements and information for changes in professional opportunities available for parents and prospective students.
  • Collaborates with Financial Aid regarding student expected family contribution to determine federal and institutional financial resources available to meet the needs of the student.  Ability to understand and communicate financial aid packages to new students.
  • Works closely with Advancement, Alumni, and academic program areas to coordinate tours, off-site events, and visit opportunities.
  • Available and accessible to incoming students recruited and their parents to ease the transition from home to campus life; provides follow-up to students and parents via phone, letters, e-mail and scheduling of appointments.
  • Develops and analyzes data of past productivity with recruitment projections and personal schedules in order to plan a strategy of visiting and cultivating other sources for recruiting students.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating program effectiveness, assessing outcomes, and developing improved programming, showing flexibility in the achievement of goals for programs/events.
  • Hires and manage student workforce to initiate communication such as phone calls, e-mails and letters to prospective students in managed territory.
  • Provides monthly admission reports of recruitment territory to the Director of Enrollment Management Initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

When applying, please attach a cover letter and resume.

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