St. Louis, MO United States

Admission Counselor

Fontbonne University, Biological and Behavioral Sciences Department

Job Title: Admission Counselor
Job Location: St. Louis , MO
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Admissions/retention/enrollment mgmt.
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2023-01-12
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description


Admission Counselor

Fontbonne University



• Develop, execute, and routinely provide updates and reports for recruitment, yield, and territory management strategies to meet enrollment targets. Increase the quality of university relationships with key schools and constituents in assigned market(s). Conduct off-campus presentations and information sessions including visits to secondary schools, community colleges, and corporate offices. Represent Fontbonne at college day/night programs, college fairs, individual school visits, and other related community events. Consistently document interactions and keep current records in SLATE to drive and support enrollment outcomes. Develop and maintain other more personalized documentation and organization tools.

• Execute individual phone calls and email outreach, and other targeted communications campaigns to prospective students to support each critical juncture of the enrollment process. Consistently document interactions and keep current records in SLATE to drive and support enrollment outcomes. Maintain accurate contact information for students, secondary school and community college contacts, and community-based organizations and other influential stakeholders.

• Meet individually with prospective students and families on-campus, and conduct presentations, information sessions, and visitor interviews. Keep individual and detailed records of student interactions and recruitment insights, consistently utilizing and updating SLATE. Develop and maintain other more personalized documentation and organization tools to drive and support enrollment outcomes.

• Continuously research and update knowledge of Fontbonne’s academic programs, student services, student activities, and outcomes information to provide accurate information and compelling and nuanced communication. Regularly perform market research and competitor analysis to assist the Office of Admission in developing and executing recruitment and yield strategies and tactics for diverse populations. Stay current on post-secondary and secondary education trends related to student recruitment and yield, and other professional best-practices.

• Ensure that the academic quality and personal characteristics of recruited first-year students meet Fontbonne standards by assessing the academic backgrounds, references and other credentials.

• Collaborate with other offices to plan and implement programs, events and communications for first-year student recruitment purposes including social media. Proactively seek and contribute to additional recruitment and yield activities.

• Perform other duties as assigned.



• Identify recruitment opportunities by analyzing and assessing market research, trends, and other relevant data

• Cultivate and leverage relationships to achieve enrollment goals

• Engages and supports recruitment and yield strategies that involve campus and university departments

• Supports the comprehensive organization and planning for all prospective student recruitment events

• Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates data related recruitment and yield events, and customer service initiatives

• Visits secondary schools, community-based organizations and scholarship programs (extensive automobile and overnight travel required. Some weekend assignments required)

• Conducts on-campus visitor interviews, e-mail correspondence, telephone communication, customer service functions, outreach related activities, and follow-up (e.g., travel coordination, special events, etc.)

Job Requirements


• Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 

• Strong cross-cultural communication skills. Strong project management and organizational skills. 

• Keen attention to detail. 

• Demonstrated ability to give dynamic presentations to large and small groups. Dedication and commitment to customer service. 

• Ability to build strong relationships and establish fruitful relationships on behalf of Fontbonne University. 

• Positive experience balancing multiple projects, deadlines, and detail-oriented tasks and projects. 

• Ability to do extensive automobile travel. Some overnight travel and weekend assignments. 



• Bachelor’s degree required. 

• Valid driver’s license required.  Personal car usage for local travel with mileage reimbursement.



• Evening and weekend hours are required throughout the year. Schedule must be flexible. 

Information and Application Process Instructions

How to Apply 

Please navigate to the Employment page on the Fontbonne website (link below).  Click on the job posting and then select one of the blue-highlighted "Apply" buttons at the bottom of the page to begin your application.

Interested applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Résumé and Contact information for three references. 

NOTE:  Educational Transcripts and Certification Documentation may be requested during the interview process. 

Excellent Benefit Package offered including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D and Disability insurance, and 403(b) Retirement Plan.  

A standard background check will be done prior to hiring. 


Fontbonne University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Fontbonne complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



Director, Human Resources

Fontbonne University

6800 Wydown Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63105



Our Mission & Vision


Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides transformative education committed to the common good, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically and act ethically to create a more just world.



About Fontbonne University


Fontbonne University is a vibrant and strong academic institution located in the Clayton suburb within the St. Louis metropolitan area. We were founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and established in the Catholic tradition, yet we serve and welcome a diverse group of students from all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. With nearly 1,000 students enrolled, we offer Division III athletics, a large range of student organizations, and more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.  Fontbonne University is uniquely situated to offer the best of city sights and scenes coupled with beautiful and historic homes and neighborhoods.


Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. 


Open your mind. Follow your heart. Take the leap. Challenging, welcoming, affordable.  Fontbonne will prepare you for an engaged and rewarding life, no matter how you’re called to serve.  


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