Admissions Counselor

Location
Lewisburg, PA
Posted
Mar 19, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Admissions Counselor is a member of the staff of the Office of Admissions and contributes to the overall recruitment efforts of Bucknell University. Responsibilities include representing Bucknell to a wide and diverse audience on and off campus, traveling several weeks each year, corresponding with prospective students and their families, and participating in the review and selection of Bucknell applicants. The Admissions Counselor reports to an Assistant/Associate Dean of Admissions, in collaboration with the Dean of Admissions and other Admissions team members.

Job Duties:

Recruitment & Territory Management
• Territory management, including all recruiting and yield activities, within designated geographic areas. This entails admissions travel to participate in college fairs and high school visits and correspondence with a wide spectrum of constituencies including but not limited to students, parents, guidance counselors and community-based organizations.
• Build, maintain, and strengthen a support network consisting of alumni, parents, and friends of the University within designated territories.
• Manage special interest group(s) to enhance the scope of recruitment to enroll and shape a diverse first-year class.
• Collaborate and partner with faculty, staff, and current students to recruit and yield prospective students.
• Review and evaluate applications from a highly competitive applicant pool.
• Assist in the daily operation of the office and serving as a Counselor of the Day, conducting group presentations and meeting individuals and families as needed.

Other Professional Responsibilities
• Contribute to a major office program. Current and potential examples include, but are not limited to, arts merit scholarship program, tour guide program, electronic communications, multicultural initiatives, international initiatives, western states recruiting, and endowed/named scholarship management.
• Remain knowledgeable, current, and responsive to changes in office protocol and procedure.
• Attend Admissions staff meetings and retreats as requested.
• Participate in professional development opportunities, conferences, and other activities, as requested and approved.
• Serve on other University committees, task forces, and advisory boards, as requested.
• Assume other duties as requested by the Dean of Admissions and/or Assistant/Associate Dean of Admissions.

We seek a candidate whose experience and expertise will contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Previous experience in college admissions
• Experience with managing staff, student interns, student workers or volunteers
• Willingness to take initiative and be creative

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience in college admissions
• Experience with managing staff, student interns, student workers or volunteers
• Willingness to take initiative and be creative

Physical Demands:

Must be able to independently transport boxes of recruitment material (typically weighing up to 50 pounds). Must also be able to travel independently by automobile and public transportation.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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