Admission Counselor - Inquiry Cultivation

Admission Counselor - Inquiry Cultivation

Angola, Indiana




The position is responsible for the development and implementation of a specific inquiry cultivation program. The Admission Counselor - Inquiry Cultivation works and contributes through a team-oriented approach in the overall planning and operations of the University’s admissions arena including strategic recruitment planning, marketing, and policy/communication development; along with the coordination of specific recruitment-related programs. This position is an on-campus position and will include some weekends and evenings. Other duties as assigned by the Director or Vice President

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inquiry Management: Oversee the entire inquiry population, guiding them through the admissions funnel to generate pre-awards, visits, applications, and admits.
  • Pre-Award Process and Communication Plans: Manage the Pre-Award Process, Group Visit Follow-ups, and Communication Plans for all inquiries.
  • Tele-Counselor Hiring and Training: Manage and supervise the hiring and training of tele-counselors.
  • Student Engagement: Participate in prospective student tele-counseling, deliver presentations on the University and financial aid, cover college fair programs, conduct high school visits, and follow up with applicants.
  • Relationship Building: Cultivate relationships and execute follow-up activities to align with strategic plans aimed at meeting enrollment goals.
  • Data Analysis: Systematically collect, analyze, and utilize data on the market, prospects, applicants, admitted students, and enrolled students to optimize resource allocation and continually enhance recruitment efforts.
  • Collaboration: Partner with staff in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that aim to enroll an academically talented and culturally diverse student body.
  • Marketing Strategy: Develop an annual marketing plan to facilitate the transition of inquiries into applications.
  • Reporting: Prepare, review, and submit necessary reports.
  • Flexibility: Undertake other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university


Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Financial Insurance – employer paid Long Term Disability and voluntary Short-Term Disability, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness options are available
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.