Admission Counselor

Haverford College seeks to hire a full time, exempt, benefit-eligible Admission Counselor. The Admission Counselor will be involved in all aspects of the general admission process: recruitment travel; interaction with prospective students and their families; interviewing; application review; and the selection of candidates. In addition, the Admission Counselor will be involved in other aspects of admission operations as assigned by the Dean and/or Director of Admission, and that may depend upon specific skills and interests.
The position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to relate to a broad range of constituents (students, parents, alumni, high school counselors, etc.), an appreciation for and sensitivity to a variety of backgrounds and traditions from which students may come, an interest in issues of access and diversity, and the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.
Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:
Specific list of responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:
Travel within a defined national territory to visit high schools, attend college fairs and conferences, and interview students
Reading and evaluating applications and participating in the committee process for selecting candidates
Interviewing prospective candidates on-campus
Conducting information sessions
Answering admission inquiries from prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and others
Building and maintaining relationships with high schools and community-based organizations
And may include, but not be limited to:
Supporting the coordination of our Multicultural Recruitment efforts
Oversight of student volunteers and student employees (interviewers, overnight hosts, tour guides, and in-office hosts)
Planning and implementing various on and off-campus programs and initiatives
Serving as liaison with other campus offices and/or departments
Work with alumni admission volunteers
Involvement with the planning and implementation of various on-campus programs
Support of day-to-day admission processes
Education, Training, & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree Required
Current Driver's License required; ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check required
Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
Ability to relate to broad range of constituents (students, parents, alumni, high school counselors, etc.), while exhibiting a sensitivity to the variety of backgrounds and traditions from which students may come
Interest in issues of access and diversity
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position
Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) up to three hours
Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): up to three hours
Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Never
Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): up to three hours
Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): up to three hours
Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Never
Walking (to move entire body in erect position): up to three hours
Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): up to three hours
Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): three to six hours
Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Never
Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Never
Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Never
Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): up to three hours
Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Never
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references online by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Haverford-Cam.... To receive full consideration, apply by Friday, May 4, 2018.
Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College's educational mission.
Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
Julie Sheehan
Manager of Talent Acquisition and Staff Development
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