Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions

Job description

Kenyon College, a co-educational, liberal arts and sciences institution in central Ohio, is conducting a search for qualified candidates for Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions position openings (titles dependent on experience).  These are 12-month, full-time positions in the Office of Admissions. Admissions counselors/assistant directors participate in a team-oriented working environment through all phases of the recruitment and selection process.  

The admissions officers will convey key institutional messages to prospective students and parents on- and off-campus and cultivate professional relationships with guidance counselors and key educational organizations. The recruitment portfolio will include significant travel (8-10 weeks per year), counseling and advising students and families regarding the admission process, conducting interviews and presentations, maintaining relationships with guidance counselors, alumni volunteers, and managing a territory throughout the admission cycle.  Admissions officers fully participate in the evaluation of applications. 

The successful candidate(s) will have excellent communication skills, both in writing and speaking; great organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail; and strong interpersonal skills. Individuals should possess a strong sense of initiative and should be able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously while working independently with minimal supervision or in a team setting. The ideal candidate(s) will also be skilled at taking a creative and collaborative approach to problem-solving and have the ability to analyze data to assess admission trends. 

An understanding of and appreciation for the values of a residential liberal arts college are essential. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. The positions require a willingness to travel and availability for night and weekend work. 

Employment at Kenyon is contingent upon a successful background check. A valid driver's license is also required and candidates must be in a position to pass Kenyon's driver certification.

Salary and title are commensurate with background and experience.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website. 

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law




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Posted: 7/19/2019
Application Due: 9/17/2019
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Salary: commensurate with experience