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Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, Southeastern U.S.

Milton Hershey School
Knoxville, Tennessee
Competitive Pay

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Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking an Admissions Counselor & Recruiter (ACR) to be based in the Southeastern United States (Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina). The ACR will promote awareness of MHS’s amazing opportunities for youth and generate qualified student applications. MHS is a cost-free, private home and school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th-grade students from low-income and working-class families. Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, structured home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities. The ACR is responsible for ensuring MHS reaches enrollment requirements through: 

  • Pro-actively contributing to the development of annual student recruitment strategies. 
  • Implementing the strategy within the southeast.
  • This position will be based in Kentucky, Tennessee or North Carolina but will work in Hershey for approximately one week per month to assist with on-campus events, assist fellow admissions staff and meet with prospective families. 
  • Maintaining a highly pro-active approach to developing relationships with key influencers & stakeholders within Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. 
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of the region and develop localized and trusted brand awareness in the region.  
  • Extensively & effectively interacting with and communicating with the communities in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina to discern and guide qualified applicants.  
  • Develop engaged Enrollment advocates from stakeholder communities including regional alumni and other referral sources.  
  • Collaborate with MHS’s Enrollment Processors to facilitate the application process.  
  • Plan and coordinate outreach events, campus visits, etc. including virtual and in-person events.   
  • Contribute to student retention efforts.  
  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts and troubleshooting.  
  • Provide accurate reporting and manage a budget.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Marketing, Communications, Social Work, or affiliated field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a relevant recruitment capacity which includes relationship development, brand development and achieving required outcomes/results.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft applications and databases.
  • Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to travel extensively.
  • Exceptional skills in multi-tasking and organizing.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and maintain high degree of accountability.
  • Interpersonally skilled in educating, guiding, inspiring and counseling.
  • Must have a capability to effectively work within under-resourced communities.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating with others – staff, communities, influencers, stakeholders and volunteers.
  • Resourceful and innovative. Analytical. Excellent communicator & influencer.
  • High degree of grit and initiative.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for students.
  • Candidates should be eager to engage with students and families.
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