Admissions Counselor

Invitation to Apply:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at William Paterson University seeks a talented, customer service centered, enthusiastic individual to serve as an Admissions Counselor.

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Opportunities to Contribute:

To the development of a comprehensive recruitment and engagement planning to identify and enroll ideal fit, academically committed and distinctly talented students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages assigned recruitment territories in order to reach recruitment goals.
  • Travels to high schools, college fairs and community based organizations or businesses in order to recruit students.
  • Conducts Admission and Financial Aid presentations.
  • Maintains flexible office hours during which time he/she is available to interview students, review applications, evaluate pertinent documentation and make admission decisions on assigned student applications.
  • Maintains contact with applicants utilizing all available communication tools to ensure completion of the application and to increase yield of accepted students.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with high school stake holders (guidance counselors and administrators) and community-based organizations.
  • Assists in all on-campus recruiting events.
  • Works independently to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the University in a positive manner.
  • Utilizes phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students, their families, and school counselors in a timely manner, providing superior student service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of one (1) year related experience in college admissions, higher education, or school counseling is required.
  • Strong customer service, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Facilitates group presentations
  • Ability to interpret Admissions guidelines and policies
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Possess a valid driver's license for work related travel.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Ellucian's Banner student information system.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Familiarity in the use of social media platforms.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Supports student success
  • Thinks innovatively
  • Fosters strong customer relations
  • Possess working knowledge and understanding of social media platforms
  • Decision making

Invitation to apply:

Please click to Apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume or CV

Provide names/contacts of three professional references.

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search please email

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


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