Juniata College seeks an experienced, creative and dynamic individual to help launch a new graduate education initiative. The Graduate Admissions Counselor has responsibility for recruitment of prospective students for graduate programs. The Graduate Admissions Counselor will be responsible for overall development and management of recruitment and enrollment strategy, including: developing the graduate inquiry pool, conversion of inquiry to applicant, applicant to admit, and admit to enrollment/matriculation. The Graduate Admissions Counselor will create relationships with students and other stakeholders through various forms of outreach, application processing, travel, recruiting events and overall enrollment coordination.
Essential Duties: Recruiting: * Act as a liaison to prospective/incoming students. * Correspond with program applicants through various technology. * Meet with prospective students, their families, and other stakeholders on campus. * Interact with faculty and staff to coordinate student recruitment and enrollment. * Plan special events and arrange strategic recruiting travel, as needed. * Including off-campus recruiting events such as employer visits, alumni events, information fairs, and college visits. * Develop and foster strong relationships with potential partners and alumni in areas that may strengthen the programs. * Build graduate program recognition, while elevating Juniata’s reputation. Outreach and Application Support: * Make calls to program inquiries, delivering best practices in graduate admissions. * Provide information on program curriculum, the application process, financial aid, and other student services. * Make calls to program applicants to discuss next steps in the process and determine their interest level in the program and Juniata College. * Record comments, interest level and other necessary record updates in the CRM system. * Provide timely outreach (e.g. 8 business hours) to new student inquiries to increase the likelihood of conversion from inquiry to application.
Application Processing: * Receive program applications, and communicate with applicants on all steps necessary to complete the application process. * Process completed applications into organized electronic files, ready for review. * Facilitate faculty committee evaluation of applications based on college transcripts and recommendations. * Alert applicants of the committee’s decision and next steps.
Marketing: * Provide market input and feedback for consideration in marketing materials and advertisements
General Activities: * Other duties may be assigned, commensurate with experience and demonstrated capacity.
Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy, not because of legal obligations, but because it fully believes that, such practices are basic to human dignity.
It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks.
To apply for this position, please complete our online application at https://www.juniata.edu/offices/human-resources/prospective-employee/openings.php.
* Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. * Previous graduate recruiting experience. * Must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel. * Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the public.
About Juniata College
Founded in 1876, Juniata is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences. Located in the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, the beautiful 110-acre main campus is supplemented by the 365-acre Baker-Henry Nature Preserve and Baker Peace Chapel. In addition, a 365-acre Environmental Studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the most distinctive opportunities in environmental science in the nation. The College has a strong reputation for excellent academics, personal attention, and state-of-the-art technological resources. Juniata students enjoy small classes, a challenging, flexible curriculum, collaborative student-faculty relationships, countless chances to learn by doing, and a lively campus offering lots to do and great new friends.