Williams is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachusetts with access to Albany, Burlington (VT), Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Distinguished by a reputation for outstanding and inclusive teaching and scholarship, academic excellence, and exceptional alumni loyalty, the college is committed to building and supporting a diverse learning community of approximately 2,200 undergraduates.
Recruited and chosen through a highly selective admission process, undergraduates come to Williams from around the world and a wide variety of backgrounds. About 16 percent are first-generation college students, 20 percent are Pell Grant recipients, and 40 percent are U.S. students of color. Eight percent are international. The college is deeply committed to access. Half of all students receive financial aid and among aided families, the average cost is about $16,000. Many pay nothing at all, and indebtedness rates at graduation are among the nation's lowest.
The college is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Admission Counselor in the Office of Admission. This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment reporting to a senior member of the admission team. Admission Counselors participate in all aspects of the admission process, including: meeting with prospective students; leading public presentations; recruitment travel; reviewing and evaluating applications for admission; serving as a full-voting member of the Admission Committee; and working with current students, staff, faculty, and alumni to organize and facilitate recruitment events both on and off campus.
To fulfill its mission, Williams must continually foster a community in which members from all backgrounds can learn, live, and thrive. The Admission Counselor will have the opportunity to work on initiatives related to the recruitment of first-generation college students, low-income students, American students of color, and international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Bachelor's degree required, and one to three years of experience in higher education, a secondary school or other relevant educational setting is preferred
Familiarity with the nature and aims of a selective liberal arts college
Strong organizational skills, and exceptional oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Willingness to work extended hours during peak periods
Enthusiasm for interacting with students and families from a wide range of backgrounds is essential
Significant travel and some evening and weekend responsibilities are required
A valid driver's license is also required
Foreign language skills are highly desirable
For optimal consideration please submit your cover letter and resume by May 27, 2018, review of resumes will continue until filled. Job Group 3-C.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.