Admissions Counselor or Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions

Job description


Lafayette College, a highly selective, private liberal arts college of 2,600 undergraduates, located in the picturesque Lehigh Valley and the historic city of Easton, PA (just 80 minutes from both New York City and Philadelphia), plans to appoint an admissions professional to help lead the College’s effort to recruit, select and enroll new classes of students.  Offering B.A. and B.S. degree programs in the liberal arts and engineering, Lafayette enjoys a distinctive reputation for having university-like resources within an intimate and increasingly dynamic and connected community.  Lafayette is proud to be considered among the most compelling and successful colleges in the country.  The professional to be hired will play a key and active role in helping elevate Lafayette’s presence on the national and international stage.   

General responsibilities for this position include managing all aspects of recruitment work for an assigned territory:

  • representing the College at college fairs and high school visits;
  • conducting interviews and group information sessions;
  • evaluating admissions applications;
  • developing and tending to relationships with students, parents/guardians and school/community-based organization/independent counselors. 

In addition to significant contact with external constituents, the professional in this role will serve on and potentially lead a number of internal teams that advance the larger admissions team’s cause as an energized, humane and goal-oriented operation.


The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, and be willing to travel domestically and possibly internationally.  Extended hours during the academic year, including evenings and weekends (when necessary) are the norm.  The Team seeks a teammate with an appreciation for the power of a liberal arts education and who can effectively engage students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.  Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are expected, as well as the ability to work as part of a team and manage multiple projects concurrently.  A high level of energy and an excitement for young people and their aspirations for college opportunity are critical components to being successful in this role.  A valid driver’s license is also required.

Application Instructions

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter that clarifies your interest in this opportunity online at interfolio:   

Please note that up to three references are required from candidates who reach the finalist stage of the search.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.




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Posted: 7/15/2019
Application Due: 8/2/2019
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