Coordinator of Admissions


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (10001003)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

This position performs a variety of duties in the recruitment of prospective students and guidance of current students which includes undergraduate or graduate advising. This position is responsible for admissions and scholarship administration. The incumbent plans for and participates in promoting the department in a variety of ways using marketing strategies and public relations skills which includes contacts with alumni. The incumbent frequently uses independent judgment and discretion.


To ensure consideration submit letter of application, resume and names of three current references with application.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Serves as an admissions counselor for transfer, undergraduate, and graduate students; reviews transcripts for high school students.
  • Coordinates admissions counseling and recruiting.
  • Advises students in regards to career and co-op opportunities which include resume’ and interview preparation.
  • Coordinates and participates visits with community colleges within an assigned region and conducts meetings with prospective students while building relationships with alumni, community college counselors, human resource directors of corporations and other interested parties.
  • Identifies at risk students and develops strategies for providing support to such students.
  • Maintains contact with alumni and connects students with alumni for mentoring.
  • Visits high schools or community colleges within assigned region and conducts meetings with prospective students     while building relationships with alumni, school counselors, and other interested parties.  
  • Evaluates applicants for admissions and scholarships.
  • Reviews admissions files and ensures they are completed properly through follow-up correspondence.
  • Responds to student/parent inquiries regarding admissions and communicates with scholarship recipients.
  • Serves as a liaison to other university departments regarding admissions and financial aid/scholarships.
  • Develops communication plans and promotional materials for recruitment of students.
  • Coordinates, plans and promotes all events for the department which include orientation and graduation.
  • Corresponds with and answers questions from K-12 teachers on yearly workshops and grant opportunities.
  • Maintains website and all social media outlets for students and alumni.  
  • Consults with businesses in the area for recruitment of non-traditional students.
  • Coordinates and analyzes the prospect tracking system data.
  • Represents the University in admissions and recruiting efforts.
  • Serves as the administrator on-duty for night classes and problem-solving in the absence of other staff.
  • Supervises admissions counselors and other support staff.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Serves as an academic advisor to current and prospective students.  
  2. Coordinates the evaluation of students for admissions and scholarships.
  3. Directs recruitment and outreach activities for the department.
  4. Serves as a liaison to other university departments.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.



Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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