Admissions Counselor

Posted 03/16/21

Position summary

Assists prospective students and families through college choice decision-making process.  Acts as a liaison between prospective students and rest of campus to ensure a smooth transition to college life at JBU.  Recruits freshmen from high schools.  Makes presentations to student groups.  Counsels students and parents regarding the admissions process.

Role Qualifications:

  • Team spirit; servant attitude; committed to follow through; articulate; detail-oriented; critical thinker.
  • Highly developed ability to generate good-will with prospective students and parents, as well as with faculty and staff.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Sets goals and objectives and accomplishes them without daily follow up.
  • Contacts prospective JBU students in several ways: telephone, email, facebook, texting, college fairs, receptions, in-home visits, and on-campus visits.  Works with student interns to ensure that on-campus visitors have a positive experience. Is generally knowledgeable about all programs and services JBU offers and helps the prospective student make an informed decision before applying and enrolling.
  • Manages flow of information to prospects and applicants within a specific geographic region. Maintains electronic files for applicants outlining contacts made and information provided.  Makes sure all forms required for admission are sent in, such as high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, application, references, application fee, deposits, health forms, and financial aid and scholarship applications.
  • Helps prospects through application process.  Establishes relationships with students and their families.   Follows up on a systematic basis to strengthen and maintain these important relationships.
  • Helps build relationships with churches and high schools.
  • Travels to represent JBU at college fairs, churches, schools, receptions and in-home visits.
  • Supervises Admissions Intern.
  • Attends professional development workshops and conferences as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Two or more years of related experience.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Student work as Admissions Intern or Ambassador
  • Alumni of JBU


  • Bachelor's degree

Reporting to this position:

  • Intern

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; stand; sit; drive a motorized vehicle; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" page. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.‚Äč 

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197

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