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The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission serves as a member of the Recruitment Team, performing duties related to territory management, special projects, and internal team work. The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission represents the University to external constituents including prospective students, families, counselors, and colleagues, and also works with internal campus constituents including students, faculty, and staff. All job responsibilities will be performed with the primary goal of advancing the University’s enrollment and net revenue goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission participates in all admission-related activities including the management of an admission territory:

  • Territory managers plan and execute a travel schedule that is data-driven, creative, and focused on both application generation and yield, including:
    • High school visitations and off-campus interviews
    • College fairs, workshops, and counselor events
    • Management of territory-specific off-campus events
  • Territory managers communicate and interact proactively, consistently, genuinely, and in a timely fashion with students and families from their designated territory:
    • Encourage application and participation in the visit program
    • Encourage continued interest throughout the application process
    • Affect the yield of admitted students through daily communication strategies
  • Territory managers participate as members of the Admission Committee including:
    • Review of student credentials and admission recommendations
    • Participation in merit scholarship recommendations
  • Territory managers support the successful execution of on-campus visit programs through participation in:
    • Daily information sessions
    • Session presentations or moderation of panels during major events
    • Preparation for major events in any way required of the Visit & Events Team

The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission is also responsible for contributing to the overall recruitment strategy by specializing in and directing one or two key recruitment responsibilities such as: transfer recruitment, communications, technology development and training, diversity and inclusion recruitment, or alumni and parent engagement.

Additional Duties:

  • Meet or exceed enrollment goals from designated travel territory
  • Formulate individual correspondence in coordination with overall communication campaigns
  • Support and participate in all associated recruitment initiatives
  • Exercises discretion to safeguard the confidentiality of student, staff and University information
  • Demonstrates the highest professional demeanor and ethical behavior while representing the University
  • Remains current in external market conditions
  • Exercise best admission practices
  • Work well with a wide variety of people from various backgrounds
  • Maintain confidentiality and care as a steward of University data
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Admission Counselor may be directly out of college; Assistant Director will have two to three years of experience working in admissions or a similar position in higher education. Title and salary commensurate with experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel independently

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