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Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions

Colby College
Colby College

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Job location: Colby College

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-08-03
Req: R0000506
Job DescriptionDepartment:Admissions Marketing and CommunicationsPay Rate Type:SalaryEmployee Type:Job Summary:Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

The admissions counselor/assistant director of admissions manages a portfolio of projects and initiatives and participates in multiple aspects of the admissions and financial aid process: conducting information sessions, managing an admissions recruitment territory, reviewing applications for admission, and traveling to high schools, community-based organizations, and college fairs. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.


  • Evaluate admissions and financial aid application materials and provide recommendations for first-year and transfer applicants
  • Direct the recruitment of students from an assigned geographic region, leading outreach and engagement efforts and traveling to high schools, community-based organizations, recruitment events, and college fairs approximately 7-10 weeks annually
  • Manage a portfolio of admissions counselor projects, utilizing qualitative and quantitative data to inform strategic planning, decision-making, and implementation efforts
  • Lead group information sessions, conduct professional development workshops, and advise students, families, and counselors on Colby’s admissions and financial aid processes
  • Participate in implementing the general activities of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
  • 0-3 years of relevant experience; experience in higher education preferred
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong, self-motivated work ethic, high energy, and competitive spirit
  • Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences
  • Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and ability to exercise discretion
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Willingness to travel by air is required at the time of hiring and throughout the term of employment


The admissions counselor/assistant director of admissions has significant interaction with prospective students and their families, faculty, staff, and external constituents.


General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Several weeks of domestic travel and frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may be necessary.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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