Summary and Scope of Position:The Admission Counselor plays a significant role in supporting the mission and enrollment goals of Ursinus College, as well as maintaining the academic profile and fiscal health of the College. As a crucial member of the Office of Admission, the Admission Counselor acts as a significant support for the Director of Admission, and other senior members of the Admission team by strategically implementing a highly efficient, team-based enrollment management model. Utilizing best practices, sound professional judgment, and strategy development, the Admission Counselor will lead recruitment efforts in an assigned recruitment territory and fully invest in meeting the established enrollment goals of the College. The Admission Counselor acts as a role model of exemplary admission practices and takes an active role in the campus community. A proactive and nimble approach to evolving environments in application development, project management, and higher education trends is needed for successful outcomes. Specific Responsibilities:Through collaboration with other departmental staff, plan and formulate strategies to attract qualified and interested students to Ursinus College Meet established enrollment goals for an assigned, targeted recruitment territory. Manage all activities related to prospective students, applicants, school districts, and colleges from a specific territory/populationRespond to inquiries regarding applications, admission policies and procedures, financial aid availability and program offerings at Ursinus College through prompt response to phone calls, text messages and email inquires Develop and maintain relationships with prospective students and their families through frequent telephone, email, written, and in-person contactEstablish relationships with secondary school counselors and other school administrators when appropriate, through attendance at various recruitment events, as well as continual outreach throughout the admission cycle Serve as the primary liaison between prospective students/parents and College programs, curriculum, and various campus opportunities by conducting interviews and information sessions, as well as through other modes of communicationExercise professional judgment, follow established guidelines and expectations and consult with senior staff members when necessary in reviewing applications and recommending applicants for admissionsCollaborate with Student Financial Services, as well as other campus offices, to provide information necessary for conversion and yield of prospective studentsParticipation in extensive travel within the assigned recruitment territory, in new growth markets, and in other areas as needed, which includes: school visits; college fairs (both in and out of state); specialty recruitment tours; and attendance at special programs hosted by Community-Based Organizations and Partner Programs. Travel can range from 8-12 weeks annuallyUnder supervision and with guidance from the Director of Admission, coordinate outreach to Community-Based Organizations to explore and develop partnerships with external organizations to expand the reach of Ursinus CollegeRepresent Ursinus College at regional and national college fairsExtremely frequent evening and weekend work required Requirements and Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree required, with an appreciation for a liberal arts education experience1-3 years’ experience in higher education admissions and/or recruitment, which can be as a student employee/ambassador/tour guide in an office of admission Demonstrate the highest professional demeanor and ethical behavior while representing the institutionThe ability to articulate the value and benefits of a liberal arts education to a variety of audiences is essentialAdmission staff members are expected to remain current in external market conditions and identify best admission practicesPossess a celebration of diversity, both in the workplace and in student populationAbility to work independently as well as establish and maintain collegial relations with other College staff, faculty, and studentsAbility to work collaboratively as a member of a close and integrated team of admission professionalsExcellent written and oral communication skillsA collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solvingAbility to plan, organize and implement programs and projects related to the College’s enrollment goalsA desire to join and foster a dynamic, transformative campus cultureA valid driver’s license, US passport, and the ability to participate in significant travelAbility to stand in one place for significant amounts of time and ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of Slate CRMExtensive knowledge of a College environment and undergraduate admission supportAbility to positively interact and establish personal contacts with diverse group of students, parents, school counselors, and college personnelAn in-depth knowledge of, and passion for, the liberal artsA high proficiency in multi-tasking and strategic thinkingOther Duties:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job responsibilities and activities may be modified or changed at any time with or without notice. Job descriptions will be audited periodically by the Ursinus Human Resources department to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect the essential responsibilities and duties of the job. Application:Interested candidates should hit the apply button. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.