Admissions Counselor, EOF

Ewing, New Jersey
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 an Admissions Counselor. The Counselor will report to the Assistant Director of Admissions responsible for Multicultural Recruitment and will serve as the coordinator of the recruitment of students eligible for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program. Duties will include in-state travel with focus on EOF territories, reading applications, answering telephone calls, responding to email requests, and meeting with prospective students and families. Nights and weekend work will be required during heavy travel seasons in the fall and spring semesters. This position will also support the college's multicultural recruitment efforts.

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.


  • Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree
  • 1-2 years Admissions experience as an admissions professional
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • A valid driver's license

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of financial eligibility requirements for EOF
  • Experience working with Educational Opportunity Programs and/or multicultural populations
  • Experience recruiting for a selective institution
  • Knowledge and application of data collection and analysis    
  • Innovative uses of technology and social media to engage target cohort   

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 Range U18, Step 1, $44,489.93. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. Resumes will be considered through June 28, 2017. Submissions received after that date will only be considered if a suitable candidate has not been identified. A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.

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 women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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