Skip to main content

Admissions Counselor

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

View more

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

Job Details

Job Title:

Admissions Counselor

Posting Number:


Pay Rate:


Position Type:


Key Responsibilities :

Reporting to the Director of Recruitment/Enrollment Communication, the Admissions Counselor represents Juniata College to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students. The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse populations and support the College’s commitment to equity and student success.

Applicants will discuss the application process, financial aid, and program information with professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with students, families, and counselors, including interviews, phone calls, emails and information sessions.

The admission counselor should demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and staff. The ability to work days, evenings, and some weekends is required. Travel and a valid driver’s license are required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work towards college-wide enrollment goals and use interpersonal skills to recruit diverse student learners. Utilize phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students in a timely manner. Work with prospective students and families in support of the College’s efforts to increase retention.
  • Demonstrate intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence. Follow the expectation of treating fellow employees, students and the institution’s guests equitably.
  • Become familiar with recruitment territory. Create an individual recruitment plan as well as participate in the creation of a team recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/college fairs, communication with prospective students/families and networking opportunities.
  • Ability to work independently, and to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the College in a positive manner. Ability to follow directions and complete tasks accurately as well as accept supervisory input and feedback.
  • Applies university admission standards, policies, and regulations in a holistic fashion to credentials of prospective students to determine their admissibility.
  • Collaborate with our growing alumni network.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to value diversity, seek equity, promote a sense of belonging. We seek candidates who are sensitive to the needs of an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status…AA/EOE

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Basic knowledge of higher education Experience with and display a commitment to liberal arts education; Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; Well-developed presentation skills are required; Goal oriented; Facility with Microsoft Office Suite, video-conferencing platforms, social media and marketing
Ability to build relationships with students and follow them through the enrollment process.

It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. Valid driver’s license required, clear of major violations. Juniata College reserves the right to review driving records to determine suitability for position.

Supervision Required/Given:

This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean of Admission.

Physical Demands:

  • At times, must be able to dedicate focused time to computer-based work for 2+ hours minimum.
  • At times, must be able to transition between buildings at recruitment events.
  • At times, must be able to transport approx. 25 lbs. of recruitment collateral.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Juniata College an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.Valid driver’s license and clear driving record.Evening and weekend work may be required.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:



Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert