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Admissions Counselor

Wells College
Aurora, NY, US

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Wells College seeks a talented and goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year and transfer students, parents and families, school counselors, and other key audiences. Duties include but are not limited to:


  1. Plan and coordinate recruitment activities to meet and exceed enrollment goals, including:
    • Travel within assigned region:   Travel approximately ten to twelve weeks to promote the college. Meet prospective students and parents; attend college fairs, college nights, and other programs; interview students; host receptions; develop ongoing working relationships with alumni, school counselors, independent consultants.
    • Intentional outreach via text, phone, email, online video conferencing and other platforms.
  2. Participate in on-campus recruitment events including individual and group campus visits, open houses, scholarship and student leadership programs.
  3. Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families.  Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through a full range of communications vehicles including video conference, letters, phone calls, interviews, e-mail, texts and personal visits.  Counsel and advise students related to their college decision-making, answering their questions about Wells College.
  4. Serve as student and family advocate, discussing financial aid estimates and offers, academic interests, and fit for Wells College.  Assist students and parents with admission and financial aid applications, advising and registration, and all matters related to their enrollment.
  5. Review applications and provide recommendations for admission decisions. 
  6. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include one or more of the following: 


  • Creating, posting and managing content for social media channels
  • Assisting with recruitment and yield events on- and off-campus
  • Creating admissions reports and providing admissions data to national surveys and higher education data collection organizations
  • Serving as a liaison between the Admissions Office and other offices/entities
  • Coordinating alumni volunteer activities
  • Coordinating and assisting with other projects


The candidate must possess:

  • A passion for engaging with prospective students and families and a commitment to the value of private higher education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to the educational experience; cultural humility and the motivation to continually develop intercultural competence; the capacity to positively promote an environment of inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to speak publicly and interact with students and families in person, over the phone, via text, email, online, through social media, and other formats
  • An internal mechanism for accountability and a drive to meet goals and deadlines
  • Strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, handle confidential information in a professional manner, pay attention to details, perform multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Ability to form collaborative working relationships with others and contribute positively as a member of our team


A bachelor’s degree is required. Preference given to candidates who possess one or more of the following: Master’s degree, excellent technical/computer skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, and constituent relationship management (CRM) systems; ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making;   proficiency with social media and content management;  experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and proficiency in multiple languages (Spanish proficiency preferred).



Working at Wells College 

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. The College is known as an exceptional value, pairing top quality academic programs with affordable tuition. With a full-time enrollment of about 550 students, Wells boasts small class sizes, an extensive experiential learning program, cross-enrollment with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a wide range of off-campus study options.

The rigorous academic environment emphasizes close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 17 majors and 39 minors, in addition to individualized programs. Formerly a women’s college, Wells became coeducational in 2005.

The scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York is an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers — 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2.5 hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal time off.

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