Easton, Pennsylvania
May 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lafayette College, a highly selective, private liberal arts college of 2,500 undergraduates, located in the picturesque and historic town of Easton, PA (just 90 minutes from both New York City and Philadelphia), is seeking to appoint an Admissions Counselor to help recruit and select the future classes of Lafayette graduates.  Offering degree programs in the arts and sciences and engineering, Lafayette enjoys a distinctive reputation for having university-like resources within a warm and caring community.  We are proud to be considered among the greatest small colleges in the country.

General responsibilities for this entry-level position include managing all aspects of admissions work for an assigned travel territory:  represent the College at college fairs and high school visits; conduct interviews and group information sessions; evaluate admissions applications; and maintain communication with students, parents and counselors.  In addition to significant contact with external constituents, this position will also be expected to serve on a number of internal teams that are deemed critical to achieving the goals of our strategic plan. 

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, and be willing to travel domestically and possibly internationally.  We work extended hours during the academic year, including evenings, and weekends, when necessary.  We seek a person with an appreciation for liberal learning who can engage students from diverse backgrounds.  Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are expected, as well as the ability to work as part of a team and manage multiple projects concurrently.  A high level of energy and passion for the college search and selection process are also critical to be successful in this role.  A valid driver’s license is also required.

For further consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter that clarifies your interest in this opportunity to: Sheryl Riddlestorffer, Office Manager, 730 High Street, 103 Markle Hall, Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042. References (3) will be expected for candidates who reach the finalist stage of the search.  Electronic submission of cover letters and resumes may be directed to

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