Admissions Counselor

Apply for the position, Admissions Counselor, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted May 31, 2023.

Fort Hays State University is seeking applications for an Admissions Counselor opening.  Admissions Counselors are based out of Hays, KS and are responsible for a specific recruitment territory to support the University’s enrollment goals for on-campus, undergraduate students.  These individuals will manage travel schedules, implement recruitment strategies and build relationships with high school personnel, prospective students and other constituents using various forms of communication.  Must have the ability to relate to diverse student populations and their family members and have a high level of enthusiasm and creativity. Extensive overnight travel and some evening and weekend work is required.  This is an on-campus position located on the Fort Hays State University campus in Hays, Kansas.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of FHSU’s academic programs and support services
  • Experience working in a university setting within a division of Student Affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to present to diverse groups

Salary: Salary is $39,000 with a bachelor’s degree and $42,000 with a master’s degree.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

  • Recruit prospective students by representing Fort Hays State University at high schools, college nights, college fairs and other events. ​
  • Manage personal recruitment territory, prioritizing outreach efforts and providing weekly reports to the Director of Admissions.
  • Establish and develop relationships with high school personnel and other constituents important in the college decision making process.
  • Act as the primary liaison for delivering FHSU information to all entities in specified recruitment region.
  • Follow up with student prospects to see them through the admissions cycle from applying to enrolling. ​
  • Prepare reports, proposals, and respond to inquiries from student and parents.
  • Assist, develop and distribute communication flow to prospective students and families. ​
  • Be knowledgeable about all aspects of the admissions process for new students, including admissions policies and procedures, financial aid, costs, placement exams, registrations procedures, student housing etc.​
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators and staff colleagues to develop recruitment strategies.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate on-campus and off-campus recruitment programs and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

 Priority Deadline: January 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately following the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled. 

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit letter of application addressing the qualifications listed above, a current resume, and the names and contact information of three references.

All application documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Jon Armstrong
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-628-4091

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you. 
Admissions Counselor
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