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Admissions Specialist

Company: Penn Foster
Location: Scranton
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Hiring Admissions Specialists NOW

In this exciting and rewarding role, you'll consult with new students and enroll them in Penn Foster programs that set them on a path towards achieving their personal goals. Penn Foster is an online, accredited College, High School and Career School. As an Admissions Specialist, you'll work independently, yet be a part of a dynamic, high-energy environment and culture that's all about putting STUDENTS FIRST.

With offices across the country, Penn Foster has been a fixture in the Scranton area for more than 125 years. We're growing again and need to fill a limited number of positions now. If you're ready to open the door to your future, let us knowyou may be the person we're looking for. Check us out at www.pennfoster.edu

Base plus generous commissions, with earning potential exceeding $35K annually

Day One Medical Benefits

Work from home possible after 3 months

Full-time shifts, with differentials for late shifts

Onsite cafeteria and Gymand FREE hot beverages

We also offer educational reimbursement and you can take Penn Foster programs at NO COST

Position Summary

The Admissions Specialist will speak to prospective Penn Foster students via telephone, at all times endeavoring to serve their best interests by learning their goals, identifying an educational program that will help them achieve those goals, and motivating them to begin that program using exceptional, enthusiastic service that consistently exceeds expectations. The Specialist will employ as a hospitality-based sales methodology to encourage enrollment.

This position is on-site at our Scranton, PA campus, conveniently located off of Interstate 81, and offers over 100,000 square feet of meeting and workspace.

Essential Job Functions


  • Assist in facilitating the enrollment process via telephone sales
  • Develop/maintain in-depth working knowledge of Penn Foster programs/courses and related policies/procedures through regular training and development sessions
  • Contact students to determine decision status, answer questions, encourage enrollment and/or registration (follow-up via phone, email, text and video messaging)
  • Must be able to perform in a Blended environment of Inbound and/or Outbound

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

    • Basic computing skills.
    • Sales experience a plus.
    • Bi-lingual a plus.

      To be an Admissions Specialist role requires a High School diploma or GED. College preferred.

      How we define success in this role:

      To excel as an Admissions Specialist, you will need to be a strong, persuasive communicator, possessing acute listening skills, empathy and cultural sensitivity. This role rewards performance, and the best candidates will be driven to exceed goals.

      Physical Job Requirements and Demands

      The Admissions Specialist can expect to sit for lengthy periods of time in an office environment, and will spend the majority of their shift on the phone talking to prospective students.

      Compensation Details

      We offer a competitive base salary plus incentives, a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, generous paid time off, plus a 401K with a company match.

      Additional Information

      The Admissions Specialist is an hourly wage position, and is eligible for overtime, as dictated by business needs. The Fair and Standard Labor Act (FLSA) regulates such positions, and more information on FLSA and EEOC is available at the US Department of Labor's website (http://www.dol.gov).

      THIS COMPANY is an equal opportunity employer.

      The Penn Foster Culture Code:

      We put students and partners first.

      We deliver results.

      We own it.

      We are curious.

      We are transparent.

      We collaborate.

      We play.

      We act with integrity.

      To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit us at https://www.pennfoster.edu/why-penn-foster/about/careers

      About Us:

      At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 250,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact and together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that's prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

      What We Offer:

      We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, paid charity days, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

Keywords: Penn Foster, Scranton , Admissions Specialist, Other , Scranton, Pennsylvania

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