Admissions Representative

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.   

Job Title: Admissions Representative  

Department: Undergraduate Admissions  

Reports To: Director of Undergraduate Admissions  

FLSA Status: Full-time, 12-months; exempt, but salaried 

Time Requirements: 40+ hours per week in addition to nights and weekends as needed   

Summary Description: Recruit students in a designated geographic territory to meet both an individual territory goal and an overall enrollment goal. 

Functional Description:  

  1. As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks. 
  1. Admissions Representatives build relationships with and serve as the University’s liaison to prospective students and families, high school guidance counselors, college access professionals, and other key stakeholders in an assigned recruitment territory to facilitate undergraduate enrollment growth at Carson-Newman University. 
  1. Admissions Representatives review applications for admission based on university policies, communicate with prospective students and families, participate in campus visit experiences and other university recruitment efforts. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None    

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree Required 

Experience:   Experience in admissions, sales, marketing, or other customer service fields is preferred but not required. 

Required Skills:   

  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Strong professional writing skills 
  • Collaborative work style 
  • Technical competency with computers, text messaging, and mobile devices 
  • Team-spiritedness  
  • Ability to share the university’s mission candidly, passionately, and genuinely  
  • Possession of a teachable and flexible spirit 

Physical Demands: Due to the travel requirements, college fair attendance, and event work in this position, Admissions Representatives should be able to lift and move 20+ pounds as needed, drive long distances, and stand for long periods of time.  For in-office studies, Admissions Representatives must be able to sit for long periods of time to use telephones, computers, and other equipment required for communication with incoming students and other internal and external clients. 

General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation. 

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.