Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission
Assume primary responsibility for managing all recruitment activities and meeting recruiting goals in an assigned territory. Use data analysis to formulate a recruitment strategy for assigned territory, contact and visit secondary schools and attend college fairs with potential to connect with prospective students who will further the College’s enrollment goals. Interview prospective students and present information sessions. Participate in all aspects of the application review process, including reading applications and participating in admission committee meetings. The Assistant Director level will include coordination of a specific admission-related project or function (such as transfer admission or management of student volunteers), the precise nature of which will be determined at the time of hire.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree, well-developed communication, planning and organizational skills, familiarity with current communications technology (including social media), the ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts and sciences education, the ability to work collaboratively, and the ability to connect with students and families from diverse backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be a recent (or soon-to-be) graduate of a selective liberal arts college. The Assistant Director level is exempt and requires at least three years of experience beyond undergraduate work. A valid driver’s license is required.
Selected candidates will need to successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.
Application Process: Please submit applications online by visiting our employment website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Applicants must complete the online application form and attach their cover letter, resume and three employment-related references. Paper applications and resumes will no longer be accepted. Position will remain open until filled.