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.
The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities are to recruit a territory as well as take a large role in planning and potentially overseeing the visit and events program in admissions. This includes activities ranging from individual visits from prospective students and their families to planning large scale yield programs in the spring. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
Represent Lake Forest College to prospective students, parents, and high school counselors
Visit area high schools, conduct interviews and information sessions, cover college fairs, host events and receptions
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
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
Lead the visit and events team, which has responsibility for all personal visits to campus, open house programs, receptions, counselor programs, and yield events with assistance from admissions and campus staff members
Review and update guidelines and standards for all visits and events
Develop and manage communication related to events
Manage visit and events annual budget
Work closely with lead on student ambassador program to ensure all programs have student coverage
Dependent on experience, supervise visit coordinator and receptionist
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, is 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.