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Admission Counselor

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.


Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Admission, the Admission Counselor is responsible for all aspects of admission recruiting to include delivering on-campus and off-campus admissions programs, reviewing freshman applications for undergraduate admission and networking and building relationships between high school counselors, prospective students, and parents. This entry-level position is designed to give candidates an introduction to careers in Higher Education.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Conducts presentations with visiting students, parents, and high school counselors regarding admission and financial aid process, policies, and procedures.
• Maintains communication with prospective students from across the country via email, phone, and text message through all stages of the recruitment and admission process.
• Speaks to groups and individual students and meets with school officials to develop partnerships between the University and high schools throughout an assigned geographic region.
• Interviews prospective students and candidates for admission.
• Represents the University Admissions Office at evening college fairs, college nights, and admissions panels.
• Serves as the primary contact and reader of applications for admission for designated applicant pool(s).
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Candidates must be willing and able to organize and handle all aspects of administration and adhere to the rules and regulations of Hofstra University, the Colonial Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.

Evening and weekend hours may be required in support of special projects and events.


• Bachelor’s degree.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, administrative and oral and written communication skills.

• One-year admissions experience.
• Familiarity with computerized admissions and financial aid systems, such as Ellucian Banner and Slate.
• Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet programs. 

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please email a cover letter with salary requirement and resume to:

Claire Fitzgibbon
Assistant Vice President of Admission
Email: [email protected]

Please reference “Admission Counselor” in the subject line.


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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