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Admissions Advisor/Recruiter

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Basic Function and Responsibility:

The Admissions Advisor/Recruiter represents the college at all assigned high schools, visits, fairs, tours, and other recruiting events. This person travels throughout the region of Iowa and Nebraska. The Admissions Advisor/Recruiter communicates with prospective students and their families regularly through presentations, phone calls, emails, text messaging, and meetings. In collaboration with other recruiting staff and departments, this person assists with on-campus recruiting events for prospective students, as well as registration and orientation events for new students.


Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing or sitting.  Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching.  May require light lifting.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols.  Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers. 


Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in an office environment.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Travels to recruiting events including high school visits and college fairs and promotes the College in a positive and professional manner.
  • Manages an assigned high school recruiting territory and maintains positive working relationships with high school staff, including high school guidance counselors, administrators, and teachers.
  • Communicates admissions and enrollment requirements, processes, and procedures to prospective students via phone calls, emails, social media, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Meets with small and large groups of prospective students and parents at on-campus events, as well as off-campus at high school visits and college/career fairs. Provides information on college services and resources, admissions and enrollment, financial aid, and career and transfer planning assistance.
  • Assists specific populations of new students with first semester registration. Maintains frequent contact with incoming students regarding admissions, enrollment, and financial aid requirements, processes, and procedures.
  • Must know and understand advising, admissions, program requirements, registration, front-line financial aid, college policies, and other college resources. Stays updated on institutional information, admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, important dates and deadlines, costs, expanding facilities, and updates in college-wide initiatives. Works closely with financial aid advisors to adequately assist students.
  • Explores new tactics and ideas to enhance recruiting and student in-take and relays information to the Director of Recruitment.
  • Attends and assists with three commencement ceremonies throughout the year.
  • Develops, participates in, and provides record of professional development activities.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Iowa Western’s Student Services Division fosters learning environments that engage and empower our students to grow and develop. All Student Services staff members must have the ability to excel in team and individual settings, multi-task, problem solve, manage their time, and maintain positive relationships with student, staff, and faculty while thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate policies and procedures to students.
  • Ability to follow through independently.
  • Keen attention to detail.


Required:  Bachelor’s Degree




  • Must express sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students.
  • Must illustrate a history of successful collaboration with co-workers on a regular basis to achieve common goals.
  • Must demonstrate student-centered decision making
  • Must convey a commitment to delivering first-rate customer service and exceptional support on a daily basis.


  • Work performed in Student Services at an institution of higher education, preferably a community college.

Supervision Received:

General supervision received from Director of Recruitment



Iowa Western offers a wide array of competitive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement with generous matching, and paid time-off (including numerous holidays).






Monday and Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am-6:00pm

Friday 8:00am-3:00pm


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:

It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

Questions or complaints? Contact Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Kim Henry, or ADA Coordinator, Keri Zimmer, equity@iwcc.edu, 712-325-3200, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, (312)-730-1560, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. More information at https://www.iwcc.edu/about/statement.asp.

Job Details

Date Posted October 19, 2018
Date Closes December 18, 2018
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Enrollment Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 11-9033.00 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Zipcode 51503

This job requires the following skills

  • Recruiting and Selection
  • Recruiting Concepts
  • Community College Administration
  • Community College Teacher