Applications for staff positions at Ouachita Baptist University are always accepted. Once a vacancy has occurred, the department head, supervisor or director will consider all qualified applicants. Interviews will follow based on skills, qualifications and references of the prospective employee as provided on their individual application. All applications are kept on file for six months. Download the staff application and return completed applications to:
410 Ouachita Street, OBU Box 3772
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
Employment Opportunities – Staff
Supervisor: Director of Admissions Counseling
Department: Admissions Counseling
Serves in an administrative role as territory manager for a geographic region by directing and overseeing recruitment-related activities for the region. Exercises discretion and independent judgement while acting to produce an entering student cohort for the region that meets or exceeds enrollment goals.
Education, Experience Training
- Bachelor’s degree required
Knowledge, Skills, Ability
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively with a broad and diverse community
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
- Ability to work well within a team
- Strong telephone skills
- Excellent social media understanding and function
- Knowledge of and capability in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to travel extensively
- Valid driver’s license with clean driving record; must be insurable
Medium work. Stooping; standing; walking; lifting; talking; hearing; driving. Repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Advances the administrative operations of the University by the following:
- Advises the University of recruitment opportunities and strategies within the assigned region.
- Represents the University to prospective students and their families; church and community leaders; school personnel; and others.
- Promotes the University through positive public relations.
- Executes marketing and advertising strategies with an emphasis on social media and direct communication.
- Acts as an advisor to prospective students and their families.
- Assists prospective students and their families in understanding academic program opportunities and requirements, including degree requirements.
- Informally assesses prospective students’ interests and aptitudes and seeks to connect those with University opportunities.
- Makes independent decisions related to recruiting strategies and actions for the assigned region, including determining who and when to contact and the best mode for communication with prospective students and their families; church leaders and volunteers; high school personnel; University personnel; and others.
- Advises the University in planning long-term and short-term objectives related to regional enrollment planning.
- Represents the University in handling complaints and resolving issues related to the regional territory.
- Conducts individual and group information sessions and tours, communicating up-to-date and accurate information.
- Collects data, plans and executes admissions travel to the assigned geographical region, and evaluates effectiveness of travel in order to make adjustments for subsequent visits.
- Determines how to best disseminate information about Ouachita to specific markets and tailors admissions activities accordingly.
- Educates and updates guidance professionals and prospective students concerning the University’s mission, characteristics, and accomplishments.
- Coordinates receptions in metropolitan areas involving Ouachita alumni, faculty and administrators.
- Maintains contact with prospective students from the region through phone calls, handwritten notes, e-mails and personal visits throughout the recruitment period. This can occur within the normal workday but will also require some evening calling each week.
- Serves as the front line for financial aid counseling with prospective students and their families.
- Plans and oversees the implementation of special on-campus recruitment programs, assigning duties to fellow admissions professionals, support staff, and student volunteers.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Oversees telecounselors for the assigned region, including hiring, assignment of call lists, and follow-up on those contacts.
- Assists in keeping student workers on task and assigns special projects as needed; student workers report directly to the Admissions Counseling Office Manager.