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This is highly responsible professional work in performing a wide variety of admission functions for the university.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the leadership and the direction of a major admission function. Areas include recruitment, orientation, counseling, and advisement of transfer students. Work is performed with considerable independence under general direction of an administrative superior.


Directs one of admissions' major areas such as personnel, recruitment, processing, orientation, counseling or advisement of transfer students.

Coordinates high school student recruitment and counselor relation program.

Coordinates transfer student recruitment and junior college relations.

Plans visitation days, conferences, and other recruitment programs.

Coordinates student and faculty groups to assist with recruitment programs.

Prepares publications and media presentations for recruitment purposes.

Assumes responsibility for planning and implementing orientation programs for new students.

Assumes responsibility for undergraduate foreign student admission procedures.

Develops literature explaining University's international student admission procedures and policies.

Evaluates foreign student credentials for admission.

Serves as liaison with international student affairs office in reference to local international students and immigration matters.

Maintains correspondence with applicants and appropriate records and files.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in psychology, education, student personnel, or a related area; and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of admissions policies and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of recruitment, orientation planning, and counseling.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of publics.

Ability to communicate ideas effectively in writing and orally before large groups.

Ability to maintain accurate records, assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports.

Ability to supervise the work of others.



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