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Admissions Counselor

Posting Date: 5/1/2014
Closing Date: Position remains posted on this Employment Page until filled or closed.
Department: Admissions
Position Type/Benefits:

FT/Salaried/Full Benefits Package

As a member of the Office of Admissions recruitment team, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for meeting or exceeding the freshman recruitment goal for an assigned geographical territory. The incumbent will articulate the mission and values of the College to prospective students and families, and become thoroughly familiar with academic majors, campus activities, and all other aspects of student life at Florida Southern College that impact the recruitment of new students to the campus.

1.    Represent the College at college fairs, high school visits, student/parent receptions, and other events as needed.
2.    Develop and maintain relationships with guidance counselors at designated high schools within territory.
3.    Provide admission counseling to prospective students and their parents through all phases of the admissions and financial aid processes.
4.    Maintain accurate and up-to-date student prospect database.
5.    Conduct interviews and presentations with prospective students and their families.
6.    Conduct initial application readings and admissions file review.
7.    In addition to recruitment and territory management responsibilities, the Admissions Counselor will also represent the Office of Admissions at all on campus recruitment events, including but not limited to, open house events, scholars weekends, preview days, accepted student days, and registration and orientation events.
8.    Contribute to the overall success of the Admissions department by performing all other duties as assigned by the Senior Assistant and/or Associate Director.

1.    Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
2.    Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to clear a driver history check with a clean record.
3.    Ability to articulate the mission of the College and the value of a liberal arts education.
4.    Ability to establish priorities, set deadlines, and meet goals.
5.    Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours as needed.

1.    Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and lift up to 30 pounds.
2.    Must be able to operate a vehicle for frequent travel using incumbent’s own vehicle.

1.    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
2.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the typical office environment.
3.    The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
4.    Scope of the job requires frequent consecutive overnight and weekend travel, primarily during the fall and spring semesters.  Local travel of up to 50%.

To Apply

Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials.  Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.  All items must be received before an application for employment will be processed.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

Download the Employment Application and Disclosure form here  


Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the #1 Best Regional College in Florida and #4 in the region by U.S. News & World Report. It is included in The Princeton Review’s “377 Best Colleges” guide, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012, and Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make positive, consequential contributions to society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Recently ranked for the second consecutive year as the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in America by The Princeton Review, listed as one of the nation’s top “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, and recently designated as a National Historic Landmark, FSC is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and excellence and is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa, Florida.