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Assistant Director of Admissions - Regional Counselor

Location: Marlboro, VT
Employment Type: Full Time

Department: Office of Admissions
Reports To: Director of Admissions

Position Summary:

Contribute to all areas of the admissions process at Marlboro College, a progressive student-centered admissions and recruitment program; includes thinking strategically about recruitment and building relationships with prospective students, high school guidance counselors, teachers, and schools.

The Assistant Director of Admissions – Regional Counselor will reside in California and support the college’s undergraduate recruitment efforts in California, Texas, and the Southwest by being responsible for a regional strategic recruitment plan, and school relations. This position is responsible for all aspects of the admissions recruitment cycle, including travel to high schools and college fairs, communicating with school counselors, secondary school teachers, prospective students and parents.

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, vendors, data management personnel, prospective students and their families, families of current students, alumni, school personnel, and other admissions officers.  

Essential Functions/Position Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibilities include developing strategy, cultivating and managing relationships, and reading applications from California, Texas, and the Southwest. This will require extensive travel in the fall and spring seasons, during the week and weekends, for the purposes of new student recruitment.Contribute to the Office of Admission’s general communications, media, and marketing efforts. This will include drafting text for emails and letters, as well as managing the Office of Admissions social media accounts.
  • Promote Marlboro College through college fairs, high school college nights, and events hosted by organizations that work with youth.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 relationships with guidance counselors, teachers, and other high school personnel.  This may include in-person visits to high schools.  
  • Use proper judgment to ensure efficiency of assigned duties and recommend improvements in work efficiency.
  • Assist with special projects as needed by the office.

Position Requirements:

  • 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.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license for business travel purposes.

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