Admissions Counselor

Southern Virginia University’s Office of Admissions is seeking a motivated Admissions Counselor to help recruit new students and guide them through the admissions process. Primary duties for this position include building and managing relationships with prospective students and parents while utilizing effective sales techniques and customer relationship management software.

Employment Status: Full-time
Entry Salary Range: $40,000–50,000 (based on experience)
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree is a plus
Experience: 2-3 years of work experience in college admissions, sales, or related field

  • Aptitude for relationship building
  • Ability to meet strict goals and deadlines
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  • High levels of empathy and social intelligence
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb judgment and decision-making ability
  • Record of work ethic and motivated self-direction
  • Work effectively with a variety of personalities and perspectives
Preferred Abilities
  • Background in college admissions, sales, or related field
  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) software
  • Recruit new, transfer, and readmitted students to the University
  • Build and nurture relationships with prospective students and parents
  • Collect all required documentation from incoming students for matriculation
  • Communicate frequently with leads via multiple channels (email, phone, text)
  • Conduct information sessions and campus tours for visiting students and parents
  • Develop robust knowledge of the University’s messaging and various offerings, processes
  • Evaluate admissions applications and make acceptance decisions on behalf of the University
  • Inform accepted students of institutional financial awards and additional financial resources
  • Maintain accurate contract and recruitment records using departmental CRM software
  • Manage a recruitment list of prospective incoming and transfer students
  • Travel seasonally for college fairs and other recruitment events
  • Represent the University and its Missions to Gather. Lift. Launch.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions

About Southern Virginia University

Southern Virginia University are a private, four-year, residential college aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

Nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain at the southern tip of the Shenandoah Valley, Southern Virginia University maintains a campus environment, including our Code of Conduct, aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We welcome all applicants who will sincerely strive to live by and support our standards. Interested applicants can learn more at


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and three professional references to Application reviews will begin immediately.

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer.