Admissions Counselor

Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Closing date
Aug 10, 2021

Job Details

Admissions Counselor


Responsibilities included but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement an active prospective student recruitment plan. 
  • Maintain accurate fact-book records detailing past admission application history with prospective student trends.
  • Plan, schedule and execute an effective data driven fall and spring travel focused in assigned in-state and out-of-state territories.
  • Build working relationships with key high school stake holders within assigned in-state and out-of-state territories.
  • Process completed applications
  • Evaluate high school credentials of completed applications from assigned in-state and out-of-state territories to determine admission status. 
  •  Serve as the primary back-up to one fellow Admissions Counselor to aide in the evaluation of high school credentials of completed applications.
  • Participate in on- and off-campus recruitment events during traditional and non-traditional work hours and on the weekends.
  • On-campus events: Open Houses, Saturday rotation, Admitted Students Day, Prospective Eagles Day, Private College Week, New Student Orientations, Spring Sophomore/Junior Visits
  • Off-campus events: off-campus reception and send-off parties.
  • Actively seek professional development opportunities.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to prospective students and their families during campus visits.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and social media; experience with CRM software is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Ability to convey the value of a liberal arts education through excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of presenting to diverse audiences in a variety of venues.
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Poses strong organizational skills and ability to focus on details.
  • Have a high levels of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.



GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.






APPLICATION: Please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference. The letters of reference can be uploaded with the resume or emailed to [email protected]



DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled.


Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.


Bridgewater College has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain resources to enhance the College’s facilities. The College is posting the following notice as required by federal law by organizations which benefit from the USDA’s funding program.



If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected].



The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years.

The reports are available at

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761



Since its founding in 1880, Bridgewater College has advanced with the times, yet upheld an educational philosophy that champions excellence, values, scholarship, meaningful activities, and service to the community. Bridgewater has led the way in developing leaders in fields such as business, industry, medicine, law, communications and education. The first coeducational college in Virginia, Bridgewater was the first four-year, private, liberal arts college in Virginia to admit women.

bridgewater_college2.jpgAcademically, Bridgewater offers a breadth of intellectual experiences while allowing for proficiency in specific disciplines. Bridgewater’s dedication to liberal arts reflects a commitment to writing, public speaking, analytical and critical thinking, and global awareness and understanding.

Bridgewater College is committed to developing the whole person. The college has created a liberal arts curriculum that helps students gain as complete a self-understanding as possible. Students discover how they think while exploring new ways of thinking. Life at Bridgewater is as much about learning as it is about transformation.

Located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia within the community of Bridgewater, the college offers a quiet, safe environment in which to learn.

Bridgewater is easily accessible from Interstate 81, not far from the city of Harrisonburg.

Bridgewater College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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