Admissions Counselor

Job description

Wells College seeks a talented goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year students.


1.   Plan and coordinate recruitment trips to assigned territory.  Travel approximately ten to twelve weeks to attract interest in the college. Specifically travel to meet prospective students and parents, attend college fairs, college nights, mini-days, interview students, host receptions, meet with alumnae, and meet with guidance counselors.


2.   Participate in on-campus recruitment events including individual campus visits, open houses, scholarship programs, and appropriate leadership programs.


3.   Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families.  Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through letters, phone calls, interviews, e-mail and personal visits.  Determine decision-making path for individual students and help answer their specific questions about Wells College via personal and targeted marketing communications.


4.   Act as student advocate, providing financial aid estimates and discussion regarding offer of financial assistance and counseling for academic coursework.  Assist student applicants with financial aid, application procedures, and pre-registration/ registration procedures and with any on campus departmental scholarships for which the applicant may be eligible.

5.   Review applications from assigned territory and provide recommendations for acceptance.

6.   Develop a recruitment plan and recruitment initiatives for assigned territory that meet the colleges enrollment goals.

7.   Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include one or more of the following:

  • Coordinating current student involvement in admissions (overnight hosting program, student volunteer program).
  • Assisting with coordination and setup of on-campus recruitment and yield events.
  • Creating admissions reports and reporting admissions data to national surveys and higher education data collection organizations.
  • Serving as a liaison between the Admissions Office and academic divisions. 
  • Coordinating admissions alumni volunteer activities.


  • Assist support staff with projects as appropriately necessary.


Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, stellar public speaking skills, speak with students over the phone with ease and comfort, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Must be able to travel frequently and own personal vehicle. Able to see, hear and speak effectively to perform the required tasks of the position.


Bachelor’s degree (from a private, liberal arts college preferred.)

Preference given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • Excellent technical/computer skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, CRM systems etc. 
  • Ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making.
  • Experience recruiting and supporting international student populations.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Proficiency in multiple languages.


35-40 hours per week plus nights and weekends as needed.


Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary expectations; résumé; and names and contact information for three professional references online at  No phone calls please.




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Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
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