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Admissions Counselor


Office: Office of Admissions
Reports To: Director of Admissions

Position Summary
Contribute to all areas of the admissions process at Marlboro College, a forward thinking and student oriented admissions office; includes thinking strategically about recruitment and building relationships with prospective students, high school guidance counselors, teachers, and schools.   The individual in this role in addition to managing an enrollment territory will advise, recruit, and review the credentials of transfer applicants and United States veterans applying for admission to Marlboro College.  

Working Relationships
Works with Director of Admissions, Admissions staff, Financial Aid, students, faculty, and most College offices.  External relationships include, but are not limited to students and their families, families of current students, alumni, school personnel, and other admissions officers.  

General Responsibilities

  • Plan and manage the recruitment, admissions, and cultivation activities for specific geographic region(s) of the country. Primary responsibilities include developing strategy, cultivating and managing relationships, and reading applications from the designated territory.
  • Promote Marlboro College through college fairs, high school college nights, and events hosted by organizations that work with prospective students. 
  • Meet with prospective students and their families; engage in substantive conversation about their work, interests, college search, etc.; answer questions about the College, its educational philosophy, curriculum, and facilities.
  • Maintain correspondence with prospective students and current applicants.  This will include email and telephone contact, as well as in-person meetings throughout the territory.
  • Review applications for admission and make recommendations for admission.  Participate in admissions decisions as a member of the Admissions Committee.
  • Work in a team-based approach to develop recruitment strategies for particular constituencies and/or regions.  This may include analyzing data, researching trends, and learning about best practices from other institutions.
  • Promote a positive and congenial atmosphere and working relationship with students, employees, supervisors and other individuals that this position may come in contact with.
  • Use proper judgment to ensure efficiency of assigned duties on a daily basis and recommend improvements in work efficiency.

Assist with special projects as needed in the office.  

Qualifications  

  • Minimum education BA; experience with or appreciation for a liberal arts education preferred. 
  • Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to accept sensitive/confidential information/situations and to facilitate initial handling/processing. 
  • Able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • High degree of computer literacy (including Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Docs, Internet, research).  Experience with admissions-based software desired.
  • Must be able to work with limited direction, handle multiple tasks including detailed process issues.  Must have a high attention to detail and accuracy and have strong organizational skills.

Valid United States drivers license required.  


Working conditions and physical demands

Position requires extended use of personal computer.  Majority of work performed in office environment. Travel to off-site locations required.  Minor bending/reaching may be required.  May require occasional weekend or holiday work schedule. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Individuals within this job may perform other duties as assigned.

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