Lake Forest College, a small private liberal arts institution located just 30 miles north of Chicago, seeks applications immediately for an Admission Counselor/Assistant Director/Associate Director in the Office of Admissions with primary recruitment responsibility for the city of Chicago. Lake Forest College is proud to serve a diverse population and qualified candidates will have an eagerness to work with the broad spectrum of students coming from the city of Chicago including underserved and first-generation students.
The successful candidate will effectively and efficiently recruit a sizable territory from points of inquiry to matriculation, manage administrative responsibilities, and contribute to the overall success of the team. The job demands an exceptional work ethic, travel, and the willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter electronically to Jackie Hoefler, Senior Director of Admissions, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
The job description is as follows:
Represent Lake Forest College to prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and community college counselors
Develop recruitment strategies and travel primarily to the city of Chicago
Visit area high schools, conduct interviews and information sessions, cover college fairs, host events and receptions
Work with student interns to develop reading process for Chicago applications
Evaluate students’ applications and recommend admissions decisions
Incorporate constituency groups in recruitment: current students, faculty and staff members, coaches, alumni, and parents of enrolled students or graduates
Cover on-campus events and conduct interviews with visitors
Assist families in understanding merit and need-based financial aid awards
Represent the Office of Admissions at selected events, professional conferences, and meetings, often including evenings and weekends
Perform other duties as assigned
Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.
Valid driver’s license
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Experience working in higher education, admissions in particular, preferred
About Lake Forest College
Lake Forest College is a selective private national liberal arts institution located 30 miles north of Chicago. The College has a student body of 1575 undergraduate students representing 47 different states and 81 foreign countries. The College boasts an impressive student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1 with an average class size of 19. The College’s student body is culturally diverse, with approximately 40% of our students identifying as ethnic minority or international students. We also have a visible, active, and vibrant LGBT student population.