Undergraduate Freshmen Admissions Counselor

Springfield, MA
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

  • Advise prospective and incoming students on families on all matters related to admission.
  • Review complete applications, including accurate data entry in admissions CRM.
  • Telecounseling, including outreach phoning to prospective students at different points in the recruitment process, financial aid phone calls, visit/event invitations and other phone calls as needed.
  • Schedule and conduct recruitment-related travel throughout New England, including attendance at high school college fairs, high school visits, guidance counselor visits, and other travel as needed.
  • Conduct in-person visits with prospective students and families.
  • E-mail follow up with prospective students and families.
  • Create, implement and manage communications for recruitment territory, including visit e-mails
  • Manage one office initiative (example: liaison to coaches, oversee student ambassador program, liaison to alumni, coordinate social media, etc.)

  • Required Degree(s): Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred Field of Expertise: College recruitment and admissions, specifically as a tour guide, student ambassador, or student-leader.
  • Required Training/Cert: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

  • Ability to travel and work a varied, non-traditional schedule with flexible hours
  • Ability to load and transport admissions materials, displays, and other equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to represent to office and College in a professional manner and to conduct compelling and persuasive presentations to small and large groups.
  • Ability to adapt and problem-solve as needed, especially under pressure
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude, strong commitment to customer service, and student focus
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Ability to quickly learn new database systems.
  • Able to identify a need and take initiative to address that need.

The Undergraduate Freshman Admissions Counselor is full time, twelve month, exempt position not limited to 35 hours per week. This is a benefit eligible position. Normal office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, flexible to the needs of the department. Extensive travel (10 - 12 weeks per year) as well as evening and weekend work is required.

Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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