Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor
Division of Academic Affairs
Department of Enrollment Services and Admissions

Job Description: Henderson State University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and visionary individual to serve in a public relations and informational role with prospective students, their parents and high school counselors.  The counselor will manage an assigned geographic territory in Southeast Arkansas to recruit a diverse, qualified and talented group of students to the university.  Additionally, the counselor will assist with on-campus visitation programs, campus tours, conveying information about the university and the admission process to prospective students, and their parents by means of college fairs, school visits, written communication, e-mail, social media, phone calling, and yield activities.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students.  In pursuit of this commitment, successful candidates will need excellent interpersonal communication skills, excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking, excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision; and be proficient in Outlook, Word and Excel; travel is required with some overnight trips; must have a valid driver’s license and qualify to drive on state business.  At minimum, candidates must hold an earned baccalaureate degree in an academic field from an accredited institution of higher education.  At least two years experience in public relations and/or the higher education environment is highly desirable. 

Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Application: Review of applications will begin September 29, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications should be forwarded to: Jennifer Wright, Henderson State University Box 7560,  Arkadelphia, AR  71999 or via e-mail in PDF or MS Word format to ; Items to be submitted include a letter of application, resume’, unofficial transcript(s) and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. 

The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.