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Admissions Counselor

Full Time (Monday through Friday)
Report to: Director of Admissions
Posted: June 2024

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

The Purpose of the Advancement Team
The Advancement Team at CLHS (Concordia Lutheran High School) coordinates the efforts of the fundraising, admissions, and marketing duties as part of the strategic plan set forth by the CEA (Concordia Educational Association) Board of Directors and the Head of School. 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.
 
Desired Outcomes for the Advancement Team
The desired outcomes for the Advancement Team are a collaborative culture of fundraising, alumni engagement, admissions, and marketing that makes the Concordia experience a very real and transformative joy in the lives of our students and parents; our alumni are proud to be part of our Cadet family and eagerly share their joy in supporting the ministry of our high school; and the Biblical values that are the Concordia tradition are communicated in a manner that is clear, concise, and consistent.
 
The Role and Function of the Admissions Counselor
The 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. 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. This will be met by the following tasks and 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 and groups, 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.
● Experience with spreadsheets and data entry is a must and social media beneficial.
● Proficiency in Hubspot and Canva are a plus.
● 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.
● Work closely with other departments to highlight the student experience in admissions and marketing materials.
● Work with other Advancement team members to supervise and mentor students as they create digital content for marketing strategy and execution.
● Provide support to Marketing and Communications Coordinator on promoting activities and events that advance the enrollment and admissions effort in the community.
 
Behavioral Norms and Expectations
● Commitment to Christian Living (Psalm 37:5-6, Proverbs 16:3)
● Display of Professional Behavior (Mark 9:35, Luke 12:35)
● Recognition of the Value of All (Isaiah 43:1, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
● Pursuit of Excellence (2 Corinthians 8:7, Philippians 4:8)
● Participation in ongoing Professional Development (Romans 12:2, Hebrews 12:11)
● In all interactions with colleagues and in the community to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8)
● Regular attendance in Christian worship (Hebrews 10: 23-25, Matthew 18: 20)
 
The Primary-Directive
When representing the Association or Concordia Lutheran High School; the Admissions Counselorshall act in a manner that is ethical, prudent, legal, and consistent with the Christian faith, the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws and Policies, the Strategic Plan, Statement of Faith, and Mission of the Association and CLHS.
 
Positional Requirements Education
Bachelors Degree desired but not required in education, counseling, marketing, or a related field.
 
Experience: Experience in admissions, enrollment management, education, or a related field is preferred.
 
Skills and Abilities
● 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.
● Exhibits behaviors and character indicative of a positive role model for colleagues, students, and families.
● 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 and inclusive community.
 
Accountability
The Admissions Counselor is accountable to the Director of Admissions and the Chief Advancement Officer of Concordia Lutheran High School.
 
Salary & Benefits
Salary is established by the current compensation model and commensurate with candidate’s experience and qualifications. Employee benefits are outlined in the current Employee Handbook and selected by the employee.
 
Term of Service
The Admissions Counselor’s 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. 

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.