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Admissions Counselor

Full Time (Monday through Friday)
Report to: Director of Admissions
Posted: September 2023

At Concordia, everything we do starts with Christ at the Center and equipping our students for lifelong service as leaders who reflect Christ. Additionally, we give students ample opportunities to find and hone their passions by providing them with vigorous academic programs and encouraging them to get involved in extracurricular activities. 


In this environment our teachers not only speak freely about their faith but also have the freedom to innovate and tailor their classes and extracurriculars to the needs of each student. 


Be a part of professional excellence at Concordia Lutheran High School. Join nearly 100 faculty and staff as we lead 600-plus students in Christ-centered educational excellence. Concordia is the 6th largest LCMS Lutheran high school in the country. We have graduated more than 10,000 alumni since 1935. About Us

Job Summary

The Concordia Lutheran High School Admissions Counselor plays a critical role in the Advancement team, working closely with the Admissions Director to attract and enroll students who align with the school's mission, values, and educational philosophy. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for cultivating relationships with prospective students and their families, guiding them through the admissions process, and representing the school's unique offerings. This position requires a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service, effective communication, and a deep understanding of the school's Lutheran identity and academic programs.
 

Creative Opportunities (The Fun Stuff)

 
  • Lively Campus Events: Engage in and contribute to exciting campus events such as Future Cadet Night, Concordia Day, Freshman Retreat, Parent Wine & Cheese, EPIC Mentor Events, Pastor/Student Breakfast, Freshman Signing & Scheduling Night, and our Dinner Auction Gala that showcase the vibrant energy of our school community.
  • Creative Collaboration: Collaborate with the admissions team and marketing department to brainstorm and implement innovative ideas for attracting and connecting with prospective students and their families.
  • Student Success Stories: Be inspired by the growth and success stories of our students as they progress through their high school journey, knowing that your work plays a role in their accomplishments.
  • Impactful Outreach: Witness the impact of your outreach efforts as you connect with prospective students and families, making a positive impression and inviting them to join our close-knit community.
  • Personal Growth: Embrace personal growth and development as you engage in ongoing learning about admissions strategies, educational trends, and effective communication techniques.
  • Lutheran Values: Immerse yourself in the nurturing Lutheran values of our school, contributing to a welcoming and inclusive environment that supports each student's holistic growth.
  • Meaningful Connections: Form meaningful connections with families from diverse backgrounds, sharing in their excitement as they explore the possibilities that our school offers.
  • Contributing to a Legacy: Become a part of the legacy of Concordia Lutheran High School by helping to shape the incoming classes and being a catalyst for positive change within our school community.
  • Celebration of Milestones: Rejoice in the successes of the admissions team as you celebrate achieving enrollment goals and contributing to the continued growth of our school.

Basic Qualifications

 
  • Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, marketing, or a related field.
  • Experience in admissions, enrollment management, education, or related field preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect and build rapport with diverse audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for working with students and families during the admissions process.
  • Proficient in using technology and admissions software for data management and communication.
  • Deep commitment to the Lutheran faith and an understanding of Lutheran values and educational philosophy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events as needed.
  • Commitment to the school's mission and dedication to fostering a welcoming community that actively demonstrates we are all valued as precious children of Christ.
 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Admissions Director to develop and implement effective recruitment strategies that align with the school's enrollment goals and vision.
  • Build relationships with middle schools, community organizations, and other feeder institutions to increase awareness of the school's programs and opportunities.
  • Conduct outreach and informational sessions to prospective students and families, showcasing the school's distinctive features and benefits.
  • Provide personalized guidance to prospective families throughout the admissions process, addressing inquiries, concerns, and providing information about application procedures, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.
  • Conduct campus tours for prospective families, showcasing the school's facilities, programs, and campus life.
  • Facilitate in the assembly of the admissions folders and the acceptance process.
  • Participate in admissions events such as open houses, shadow days, retreats, mentor events and recruitment fairs, presenting a warm and informative representation of the school.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop and update admissions materials, ensuring they accurately reflect the school's values and offerings.
  • Maintain accurate records and databases related to inquiries, applications, and admissions decisions.
  • Update our grade school prospective student directory.
  • Conduct grade school admissions visits
  • Help coordinate and administer EPIC Mentor program
  • Contribute to the development and execution of enrollment strategies to achieve annual enrollment goals.
  • Foster a deep understanding of the school's Lutheran values, mission, and educational philosophy, communicating these aspects effectively to prospective families.
  • Stay informed about current educational trends and best practices in admissions and enrollment management.

Who We Are


Concordia Lutheran High School was founded on the principles of faith, Christian service, and academic excellence. Over time, the three additional principles of diversity, mission partnerships, and relationships have been added to our core values. 


Our Mission


Concordia Lutheran High School pursues Christ-centered educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ.


Characteristics of Professional Excellence


Concordia Lutheran High School educators…

  • Bring a vibrant passion for the mission
  • Commit to continuous Christian growth as disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Genuinely imitate Christ
  • Display content knowledge and pursue pedagogical versatility
  • Actively build and invest in relationships
  • Foster a safe learning environment that inspires intellectual growth, collaboration and creativity.
  • Nurture the whole individual

Concordia Educational Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Read more about our Non-Discrimination Policy.

 

Required Documents

At the time of submitting your application, CLHS requires both a cover letter and resume, along with three references from supervisors who have seen your work directly, and verification of degree credentials. Upon hiring you will be required to complete a TB test, Livescan fingerprinting, and provide all official transcripts. 

 

We offer a competitive salary. For this position, placement on the salary schedule is based on education and experience.

 

Join our team as we empower students to grow spiritually, academically, and personally within a supportive Lutheran educational community. Your role as an Admissions Counselor will shape the future of our school by welcoming new families into our vibrant community of learners.

 

Term of Service

The offer of employment shall be on an annual basis. It is assumed that, given a positive performance review related to the professional development program, employment will be ongoing.

Salary: $40,000-$45,000 based on qualifications