Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Applications are currently being accepted for multiple Admissions Counselor positions. Admissions Counselors will report to both the Director of Recruitment and Operations and the Travel and Events Coordinator, but will work collaboratively with a team of Admissions Directors and fellow Admissions Counselors, who together plan, implement, and administer programs and initiatives designed to target, recruit, and enroll students in undergraduate degree programs.
Key responsibilities include: extensive recruitment travel (including evening, weekend, and extended overnight); conducting recruitment presentations in high schools and community centers and attending college fairs across the country; assisting with the coordination and execution of admissions and university affiliated events and programming; serving as an ambassador for Virginia Tech to visiting prospective students and families; advising potential freshman and transfer students on admissions procedures, policies, and pathways; and assisting with the review of applications for admission.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; a strong sense of self-accountability and a desire for excellence; exemplary interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills and ability to work with individuals as well as large groups; comfortability working with diverse populations; availability for evening and weekend work and extensive overnight travel; computer proficiency with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (or similar) and willingness to learn and work with new software applications; valid driver’s license.
In addition to the above: prior experience in admissions, student services, or related higher education setting; experience with event planning; familiarity with admissions based technology; multilingual.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
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