Lubbock Christian University

Transfer Admissions Advisor

Functional Title: Transfer Admissions Advisor
Classification: Salaried position; Exempt
Division: Enrollment Management
Department: Admissions
Reports To: Senior Director of Admissions and Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Primary Function: Recruit and enroll academically qualified transfer students.

Cultivate and foster relationships with key constituents at regional community colleges.  Effectively tell the LCU Story.

Major Duties:

  • The Transfer Admissions Advisor primarily performs non-manual work directly related to recruiting and enrolling transfer students. This entails, but is not limited to: recruiting prospective transfer students, developing relationships with key constituents at regional community colleges, reviewing transcripts, conducting degree audits, and advising prospective transfer students of degree options. Recruiting and academically advising transfer students is a matter of significance to the university and the position requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. The Transfer Admissions Advisor will exercise control and assume responsibility for establishing successful recruiting and advising relationships with prospective students and key constituents at regional community colleges, as defined by the Sr. Director of Admissions. The Transfer Admissions Advisor will advise transfer students on the steps necessary for successful admission into LCU.   
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct community college visits and presentations as directed by the Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions.
  • Develop strategic relationships with community college personnel to further develop LCU’s ability to recruit and retain transfer students.
  • Respond by phone, within 24 hours, to new inquiries and applicants. 
  • Respond by phone, within 24 hours, to any student who submits academic/admission-related documents.  Advise prospective students of admission criteria satisfied, and scholarship level(s). If the student did not do well enough for acceptance, advise the prospect of the next steps to become accepted.
  • Travel as necessary to attend special events and college fairs.
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Review (within 24 hours) academic documents as provided by the Admissions Officer and advise each prospective student about future academic possibilities, degree requirements, and scholarship opportunities.
  • Receive phone inquiries and answer questions to help prospective students successfully complete the admissions and financial assistance process.
  • Conduct, schedule, and provide high-quality campus visits to prospective transfer students, their families, and student groups.
  • Plan, coordinate, and send emails and handwritten notes to prospects.
  • Directly work with students in conjunction with faculty advisors to facilitate accurate and timely academic counseling and course scheduling.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Not divulge or discuss information about prospective students to anyone outside the university community in compliance with FERPA laws.

Skills Required: The Transfer Admissions Advisor must:

  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of admissions criteria, academic policies and financial assistance procedures. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be proactive.
  • Demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships.
  • Not divulge or discuss information about possible university plans, goals, funding levels, or salary levels unless authorized by university executive officials.
  • Not divulge or discuss information about prospective students to anyone outside the university community in compliance with FERPA laws.

Accountability:

The Transfer Admissions Advisor is supervised by the Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions but must: 

  • Maintain conduct consistent with Christian values and the values of the university.
  • Work with other university personnel to ensure that overall enrollment goals are met.
  • Work closely with the Admissions office to provide an excellent customer service environment.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships.
  • Desire and willingness to help students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets.
  • Strong ability to multitask and problem-solve.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality is essential.
  • Ability to drive.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Business, Management or Ministry preferred.
  • Transfer Admission experience preferred.
  • Liaison EMP (Spectrum) experience preferred.

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:

  • Must be ambulatory around campus and in buildings.
  • Required to regularly sit and stand.
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail and picking up small objects.
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Can hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
  • Required to lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 25+lbs.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants must complete an application (link below) and submit a cover letter and resume to Jody Reding at Jody.Reding@lcu.edu.

Disclaimer:

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. LCU reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.