Admissions Counselor

Location
Ewing, New Jersey
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at The College of New Jersey seeks a self-motivated, dynamic individual to serve as Admissions Counselor.  The Counselor will be expected to assist in the recruitment of freshmen and transfer students.  Duties will include: extensive travel to in-state and out-of-state high schools and college fairs during the fall and spring travel seasons; attending on- and off-campus recruitment events; reading applications for admissions;  answering telephone calls;  responding to email requests; and meeting with prospective students and families.  Night and weekend work will be required. 

The Counselor must have excellent public speaking skills and interact comfortably both in large groups and with individual families.  The Counselor must be highly organized and able to assist on year-long recruitment and enrollment projects.

Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree
  • Two-plus years admissions experience as either
    • An admissions professional at a selective, TCNJ-comparable institution
    • An admissions professional at a community college who supports student transitions to four-year institutions like TCNJ
    • A student Ambassador with in-program leadership experience
    • Extensive leadership experience within the TCNJ community.
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • A valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three-plus years admissions experience (see above for parameters)
  • Experience recruiting and/or advising transfer students
  • Understanding of database management, design and assessment
  • Experience updating and maintaining web pages and/or social media outlets

Contact Information:

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position has the state title of Professional Services Specialist 4. It is included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is $44,489.93. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages