Athletic Admissions Counselor

The Admissions Office at Johnson University Tennessee invites applications for the full-time position of Athletic Admissions Counselor on the Tennessee campus. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references via email to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The admissions office functions on a management team concept with the Chief Admissions Officer serving as head of the team and with each team member carrying full responsibility for their defined area. Each area supports and encourages one another, yet in a very real sense, is a separate entity unto itself.

Each admissions counselor is responsible for recruiting and managing the recruitment process for assigned programs and territories to help achieve enrollment goals for Johnson University Tennessee. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach, office management, and program and event coordination are all significant functions of this position. Admissions counselors must possess a drive to reach enrollment goals.

This counselor will travel to college fairs, conferences, and other events in their region to recruit students. The counselor will also facilitate Preview Days and individual visits for prospective students and assist with marketing functions. They will also oversee their assigned areas of recruitment, including partnering with specific academic schools at JUTN.

The Athletic Admissions Counselor is specifically responsible for ensuring a smooth recruiting and enrollment process for student-athlete recruits. This counselor will serve as a liaison between the admissions office, the athletic department, and the financial aid department to ensure proper communication between coaches and staff regarding athletic applicants, visits, offers, and athletic institutional aid.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit students to Johnson University Tennessee and other campuses
  • Answer any emails/phone calls in a quick and professional manner
  • Advise prospective students and applicants regarding their application and enrollment at Johnson University
  • Process applicant paperwork and maintain paperwork and applicant files
  • Communicate regularly with prospects and applicants, documenting all communication
  • Evaluate applicant files and make recommendations to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions for final decision
  • Plan and organize travel to recruitment events in region as necessary
  • Generate creative ways to introduce applicants to life at Johnson
  • Work with other Admissions team members to facilitate events on campus
  • Cultivate a general understanding of the history, mission, and purpose of Johnson University
  • Work with other Admissions team members to promote events on and off-campus
  • Work with coaches to ensure a smooth enrollment process for athlete recruits


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for Johnson University; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Discretion and good judgment are essential as the admissions counselor reviews sensitive admission materials and communicates policy and procedure.
  • Ability to manage stress in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and a high volume of work that is prioritized daily.
  • Ability to resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
  • Excellent customer service and interactive skills.
  • High level of accuracy and organization.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Efficient and accurate use of Microsoft applications.

Working Conditions

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends occasionally required.
  • Local and regional travel as necessary
  • Working at a desk in a climate-controlled office.
  • Willingness and ability to travel; a valid driver’s license, able to lift and carry marketing/promotional materials (up to 30 lbs)

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.