Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission

Employer
Knox College
Location
Galesburg, Illinois

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission

LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypeFull-Time Benefited

DepartmentAdmission

Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,200 students from 45 states and 49 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community

Knox College provides a competitive salary and benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance; a retirement plan; generous paid vacation and holiday leave; and free access to our recreation center; and more. Tuition remission is also available.

The Position


Knox seeks an outgoing, results-oriented individual to join the admission team as an Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission. You’ll work within a recruitment territory to achieve a high level of visibility for the College; identify and recruit well-matched candidates for admission; build relationships with high school counselors, educational consultants, and alumni; and assist students and their parents in applying for admission and financial aid. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position reporting to the Director of Recruitment and Outreach.

Essential Duties:


  • Engage with prospective students and their parents via phone, text, email, video, and in-person to achieve a high level of interaction and build sustained relationships through the college search.
  • Assist students in assessing match/fit and how Knox could help to achieve their educational goals.
  • Work with families to understand college costs, affordability, and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Build relationships with high school counselors and educational consultants
  • Make in-person and virtual presentations about Knox, conduct interviews, represent Knox at college fairs, high school information sessions, and other events.
  • Review applications for admission.
  • Recruitment travel up to 10-12 weeks per year; work evenings and weekends as needed for events and to engage with students and parents.

Education and Experience:


Professionals with 3-5 years of experience will be considered for the title of Assistant Director.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel up to 10-12 weeks per year
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and public speaking abilities; and talent for developing relationships with a variety of constituencies
  • Experience with and passion for creating virtual engagement, social media, video, digital communications, and online events
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in college admission, direct sales and marketing, or digital communications

In addition, the successful candidate will:


  • Be dedicated to and articulate the value of a liberal arts education
  • Be committed to inclusion and diversity in college admission


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Application:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with contact information for three references, and complete the Knox College Employment Application at https://knoxhr.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be subject to a background check.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: [email protected]

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: [email protected]

Organization

Working at Knox College

Knox College is a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds challenging each other to explore, understand and improve ourselves, our society and our world. The commitment to put learning to use to accomplish both personal and social goals dates back to the founding of the College in 1837. We take particular pride in the College's early commitment to increase access to all qualified students of varied backgrounds, races and conditions, regardless of financial means.

Today, we continue to expand both the historic mission and the tradition of active liberal arts learning. We provide an environment where students and faculty work closely together and where teaching is characterized by inviting and expecting students to pursue fundamental questions in order to reach their own reflective but independent judgments.

The first thing college guides will tell you is that Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. But to really get a feel for our campus, just consider this: Everything that happens at Knox -- both inside and outside of the classroom -- involves giving our students the freedom to flourish. Knox professors don't just stand in front of classes and "profess" their wisdom, and our students are not mere note takers. Instead, we value:

  • Independent thinking. Our students choose their own path toward a degree, guided by scholar-teachers who encourage them to explore ideas and places, stretch their intellect and their talents, blend thought with action, and fuse imagination with initiative.
  • Egalitarian spirit. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to both women and people of color. And it was on our campus that Abraham Lincoln chose to denounce slavery on moral terms for the first time, during the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate. A pervasive spirit of equality thrives on campus today in our commitment to giving every student a voice.
  • Diverse perspectives. With a campus population that includes students from 47 states and 48 countries, 18% U.S. students of color, and individuals from every imaginable religious and socioeconomic background, members of the Knox community are actively challenged to broaden their points of view.

At Knox, the educational experience means being part of a community of individuals who challenge each other to explore, understand, and improve their world. That mission calls on a special sort of scholar-teacher, one who approaches the classroom, the College, and the community in a uniquely engaged way. Our faculty are top scholars - 98% of our full-time faculty have Ph.D.s or the highest degree in their field. They are active scholars with frequent work in leading academic publications and showcases of artistic and theatrical work in venues around the world. And they represent a wide range of academic disciplines, educational backgrounds, and cultural experiences. Just as important as their scholarly achievements and diverse backgrounds is how Knox professors bring all of that into the classroom. Our faculty make the classroom a forum for a shared pursuit of knowledge, a vibrant place for exploration and debate. You'll not only learn from your professors, you'll learn with them.

Walk into any class on campus and you'll find professors -- not graduate students - leading discussions. A Knox class is small - average size is 18 students - and it is anything but a passive one-way lecture or note-taking session. Our faculty are not shy about letting students know their own point of view on a subject; but they also expect-and assist-students to form and defend their own opinions and viewpoints in a wide range of coursework. They challenge assumptions and teach students to be independent thinkers.

Our faculty don't hide away in their offices. Their doors are open to work closely with students throughout their educational careers. Through one-on-one mentoring, professors help students plan their studies and even design their own majors and research projects.

At Knox, we never forget that life is about more than the books. Our faculty do more -- and breathe more -- than merely publish. They live in the community. And you'll find them cheering on the Prairie Fire athletic teams, playing on intramural sports teams, discussing current events at the dining hall, or enjoying jazz music with fellow faculty and students at a downtown club - or even performing on-stage. By being engaged scholars, Knox faculty instill a lifelong love of learning in their students and impart to them the skills and the drive to apply their education to their career, their community and their world.

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