Admissions Counselor

Lexington, Virginia
Minimum Salary: $40,545, salary commensurate with experience.
Jul 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


As members of the undergraduate admissions staff, Admissions Counselors work closely with others on the staff to implement recruitment activities in support of the University’s annual enrollment goals. Responsibilities include managing a recruitment territory and travel schedule, conducting group information sessions and interviews, and evaluating admission applications. Other duties will be assigned based on the selected candidate’s background and skills. 


  • Frequently corresponds with prospective students, their parents, secondary school personnel, alumni, and others, answering their questions and providing counsel about the admission process and W&L programs and opportunities.
  • Interviews prospective students and conducts group information sessions.
  • Responsible for seasonal recruitment travel consisting of a combination of high school visits, college fairs, receptions, and information sessions.
  • Evaluates admission applications and recommends admission decisions. Notates reasons for recommendation.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and the willingness to commit to the position for a minimum of two years are required. Strong communication and writing skills and demonstrated organizational abilities are expected. The successful candidate will be both willing and able to work as part of a successful admissions team, yet will be capable of creative self-direction. 

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Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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