GPS Admissions Counselor

Jan 19, 2024

Function of Job


OKWU’s Admissions Counselor drives the recruitment process within an assigned territory for all incoming students to the Graduate and Professional Studies program. The person in this role proactively engages key constituents and partners (e.g., community colleges, technical schools, corporate contacts, churches, etc.) to identify and develop opportunities to connect with prospective students.


Serving as a university liaison and advocate for the prospective student being recruited, the Admissions Counselor works to:

  • Recruit students to the university from a defined territory
  • Assist in identifying the academic program most aligned with the student’s goals and objectives
  • Gather all required documentation for successful enrollment
  • Communicate all details and dates for a successful admissions process
  • Work with Student Development offices, Student Service offices, academic offices, and other areas to assist the student in moving to campus and starting classes


To achieve these goals, the Admissions Counselor designs marketing and networking efforts, manages the budget associated with proposed activities, and carries responsibility for meeting enrollment targets.


Supervision Given/Received


Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Admissions.


Examples of work performed

[Note] Examples are illustrations only. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Identify new and existing markets to recruit new, first-time, and returning students to the university
  • Responsible for traveling to call on prospective leads; both individuals and organizations (e.g., churches, college fairs, schools, corporations)
  • Responsible for presenting accurate and engaging information to prospective students via phone, Zoom, or in-person meetings while traveling, and other activities related to recruiting
  • Responsible for a high level of customer service engagement; assisting prospective students through the admissions process via telephone, email, text, and face-to-face communication
  • Responsible for managing the prospective student’s admissions file, from inquiry to matriculation
  • Responsible for developing corporate support and activity for program growth
  • Oversee student worker’s work assignments, when applicable
  • Performs other duties as assigned
To Apply

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As a biblically-centered Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom. Nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, the University offers a thriving academic community. It is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a city of approximately 30,000 residents known for its strong schools and its appreciation for the arts. Bartlesville is the home of the annual OKMozart Festival and of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower. It is located in the beautiful Green Country region of northeast Oklahoma, forty-five miles north of Tulsa.

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