Admissions Specialist

Admissions Specialist


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Sanford, NC


$33,627.00 - $48,927.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, October 1, 2021
Closes: Monday, October 18, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Expected Work Hours

40 Hours Weekly

Employment Type

FT Perm Staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferably in counseling or closely related field
  • Two years in student services and academic advising in a higher education setting
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Multitasking, organization, prioritizing, Datatel and Microsoft Office Suite experience, ability to follow-up in a timely manner, excellent written and oral communication, ability to work in a fast paced environment during peak periods, effective collaboration/critical thinking/team building/problem solving skills, and an understanding of and commitment to the open door philosophy of the community college.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution preferably in counseling or closely related field
  • 2 years in student services and/or academic advising in a higher education setting

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.   

The Admissions Specialist provides a wide range of activities involved in admissions counseling, advising and determining selection for admission into competitive-entry programs with the College.  This posting is for two positions to be based on either the Lee Main Campus or the Harnett Main Campus.

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.     

Evening Hours as needed.

Essential Duties

  • Serves as the initial contact for prospective students by discussing various course offerings, admissions policies and procedures; answers specific inquiries, maintains contact with prospective students, and ensures completion of application materials of students in admissions process. 
  • Assesses prospective student admission data such as SAT, ACT, RISE scores, Accuplacer scores, and RISE GPA and reviews transcripts from high school, postsecondary institutions and other relative documentation. 
  • Provides students with academic advising by assisting with course planning, facilitating student admissions and registration, advising students of available support programs and services, and maintaining records of advising contacts. 
  • Serves as Advisor for competitive admissions programs.            
  • Determines acceptance of applicants according to established guidelines and approves qualified applicants using standard admissions procedures.
  • Maintain the health science online information sessions for new students to disseminate information and inform students of educational options. 
  • Conducts group admissions and advising sessions for prospective students. 
  • Provides information regarding offerings to applicants which requires familiarity with all curriculum and continuing education programs offered by the college.
  • Provides input and makes recommendations concerning admissions criteria, policies, and procedures. 
  • Serve as New Student Orientation facilitator 
  • Serves on college-wide committees as requested. 
  • Maintains adequate records and assures correct applicant status and starting semester. 
  • Work virtually and during evening hours as needed. 
  • Responds in a timely and professional manner to admissions inquiries- phone, written, and personal conference. 
  • Complete the annual five-hour staff development requirement. 
  • Follow and support College activities, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs additional tasks or duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions or Designee

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493