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Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Admissions Counselors participate in all aspects of the admissions office, including the successful recruitment and enrollment of a diverse student population.  Counselors must professionally represent Bridgewater College both on and off campus. This position typically requires extended travel.  Admission Counselors conduct interviews with prospective students and their families, evaluate student applications and make admissions decisions, build relationships with prospective students, high school counselors, alumni and friends of the college through a variety of communication avenues.

Responsibilities included but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement an active prospective student recruitment plan.  Maintain accurate fact-book records detailing past admission application history with prospective student trends. Plan, schedule and execute an effective data-driven fall and spring travel focused in assigned in-state and out-of-state territories. Build working relationships with key high school stakeholders within assigned in-state and out-of-state territories. Process completed applications Evaluate high school credentials of completed applications from assigned in-state and out-of-state territories to determine admission status.  Serve as the primary backup to one fellow Admissions Counselor to aid in the evaluation of high school credentials of completed applications. Participate in on- and off-campus recruitment events during traditional and non-traditional work hours and on the weekends. On-campus events: Open Houses, Saturday rotation, Admitted Students Day, Prospective Eagles Day, Private College Week, New Student Orientations, Spring Sophomore/Junior Visits Off-campus events: off-campus reception and send-off parties. Actively seek professional development opportunities. Provide a high level of customer service to prospective students and their families during campus visits.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and social media required; experience with CRM software is preferred. Valid driver’s license and good driving record that meets the BC driver policy required. Ability to convey the value of a liberal arts education through excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to present to diverse audiences in a variety of venues required. Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently in a fast-paced environment required. Strong organizational skills and ability to focus on details required. High levels of energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism required.

This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents. 


APPLICATION: Please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference. The letters of reference can be uploaded with the resume or emailed to  

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled. 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts, and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region. 

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:

Annual Security Report

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761

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