Washington and Lee University is pleased to accept applications for two Admissions Counselor openings. As members of the undergraduate admissions staff, Admissions Counselors work closely with team members to implement recruitment activities in support of the University’s annual enrollment goals. Responsibilities include managing a recruitment territory and travel schedule, conducting group information sessions and interviews, and evaluating admission applications.
Frequently corresponds with prospective students, their parents, secondary school personnel, alumni, and others, answering their questions and providing counsel about the admission process and W&L programs and opportunities.
Interviews prospective students and conducts group information sessions.
Responsible for seasonal recruitment travel consisting of a combination of high school visits, college fairs, receptions, and information sessions.
Evaluates admission applications and recommends admission decisions. Other duties will be assigned based on the selected candidate’s background and skills.
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
These full-time, 12-month, benefits eligible positions are scheduled to work 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday with 8-10 weeks of travel required throughout the year. Additional evening and weekend hours are required for these exempt roles during recruitment season, and the anticipated starting salary is $44,000.
Washington and Lee University, the nation’s ninth oldest institution of higher education, is an independent liberal arts university that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity and civility.
A Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and the willingness to commit to the position for a minimum of two years are required. Strong communication and writing skills and demonstrated organizational abilities are expected. The successful candidate will be both willing and able to work as part of a successful admissions team, yet will be capable of creative self-direction.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.