Admission Counselor

Location
Reading, Pennsylvania
Posted
Aug 27, 2020
Ref
Admission Counselor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, is seeking  applications for Admission Counselor(s) to manage a territory for recruitment of first year students. Candidates must be able to travel up to 8 weeks in the fall and 5 weeks in the spring. Nights and Weekends are expected. Must be an excellent communicator (both written and oral), who is open-minded with a great sense of humor and compassion. Preference given to candidates with experience in institutions similar to Albright.

 

Admission Counselors are responsible for a full range of counseling, sales/marketing experience and recruiting activities, as well as a number of tasks associated with the daily operation of the Admission department and the mission of the College.  Specialty tasks desired include marketing, technology, social media skills, and writing. Requires excellent communication skills, familiarity with a private, liberal arts education model, along with a great deal of organizational ability.  The primary emphasis of this position includes the following: recruiting, counseling, interviewing and communicating with prospective students, recruitment travel, and specialty tasks and assignments as described below or by the Director of Admission.

 

Essential Job Functions:

1. Counsel prospective students through contact at high schools, college fairs, interviews and on-campus programs about the college selection process.

2. Represent Admission office at the following meetings: Admission Review Committee, Guidance Counselor Advisory Group and other on and off campus meetings.

3. Responsible for recruitment and outreach in a designated territory.

4. Provide other necessary assistance in order to meet the department’s enrollment plan and the College’s strategic plan.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: 

1. Writing and assisting with the creation of recruitment communications.

2. Social Media prowess and understanding of its role within marketing.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; and is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.  

 

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

 

Qualifications/Prerequisites:

1. COMMUNICATION

a. Ability to communicate well and work within a team.  

b. Ability to write and communicate with outside constituencies.

 

2. SKILLS

a. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

b. Knowledge and understanding of the liberal arts.

c. Demonstrated ability to interact with prospective students and their families, as well as employee groups within the College and external constituencies.

d. Ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to files, correspondence, reports and other information.

e. Demonstrated working knowledge of computers and social media.

f. Strong organizational abilities and time-management skills.

 

3. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

a. 1 to 3 years of related experience.

 

4. EDUCATION

a. Bachelor’s degree required. 

 

5. LICENSES

a. Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license 

 

Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”.  Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume.  Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation.  Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.  

 

As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.

 

Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the College recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports, and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities, and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer and, as stated above, is actively committed to inclusivity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.