Admissions Counselor-Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS)



Admissions Counselor-Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS)


Admissions Counselor 
Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) Students


Description of Position
The Admissions Counselor for Graduate & Professional Studies represents the university for the purpose of promoting student interest in enrollment. The Admissions Counselor is a member of the Enrollment Services team and has responsibility for recruitment activities in identified recruitment constituencies. The Admissions Counselor position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Graduate Admissions, and works closely with the Chief Admissions Officer. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.


Essential Functions 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Participate in strategic planning efforts including setting measurable outcome expectations and goals
  • Participate in education activities and belong to professional organizations that promote NNU.
  • Plan, implement, and conduct sales and recruitment activities 
  • Travel may include recruitment activities at churches and schools, college fairs, and recruitment events, as well as visits with pastors, employers, teachers, and school administrators.
  • Develop and deliver sales presentations to promote NNU’s programs.
  • Research and maintain up-to-date information on competing schools to facilitate persuasive and successful sales conversations.
  • Counsel prospective students on college choices as well as admissions and financial aid procedures.
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain professional relationships with prospective students, pastors, employers, teachers, and administrators.
  • Manage and maintain assertive phone, email and text contact with potential NNU students.
  • Liaison activities with various collegiate units on campus and coordination of special recruitment efforts.
  • Coordinate the recruitment of an assigned segment of prospective student population. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and enthusiastically with students, parents, pastors, and other constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Must be willing to travel and work extended hours.
  • Computer skills, including word processing, email and internet applications. 
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and files.
  • Ability to work well within a team and promote cooperation.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work while sitting, standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of NNU.
  • Experience in sales/marketing is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of the Nazarene Church.
  • Experience working in Higher Education.

Salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant and will be discussed with individual candidates as they are invited to interview for this position. Full-time personnel will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits, annual leave, sick leave, opportunities for professional development, and a retirement program. 

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • NNU application
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates

For Faculty positions, also include:

  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Reviewed 25 Oct, 2021

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted, and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).