Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director
Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director October 8th 2020
Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions. The position is a full-time, exempt administrative position reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions. The Office of Admissions is responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of approximately 500 students each year. This includes meeting with prospective families throughout the year, processing over 5,000 applications, and communicating with admitted students.
Responsibilities for this position incorporate the full range of admission duties to a highly successful, national admission campaign. Activities include, but are not limited to: effective correspondence with prospective students and other constituents including written communication, interviewing and group presentations; substantial travel; event planning; and application assessment. Many of these responsibilities entail evening and weekend commitments. This position requires a high degree of initiative, creativity and self-direction.
A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license are required. A cell phone that allows for engagement in social media is also required. Graduates of Allegheny College or other competitive, residential, liberal arts colleges with prior admission experience, (as a professional or student/1-3 years), are preferred. We seek candidates who can effectively and excitedly articulate the nature and aims of a traditional liberal arts experience and the distinct features of Allegheny. A team-oriented outlook, analytical and organizational skills, adaptability, a high energy level, a positive, professional attitude, as well as first-rate writing and public speaking skills are essential.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas, and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.