Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,200 students from 45 states and 49 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. The admission staff has been successful in recent years in expanding the geographic reach of the College and expanding the applicant pool to the highest levels in Knox’s history. 60% of applicants are students of color or international students.
To achieve our goals, Knox seeks an outgoing, results-oriented individual to join the admission team as an Admission Counselor. You’ll work within an assigned recruitment territory to achieve a high level of visibility for the College; identify and recruit well-matched candidates for admission; build relationships with high school counselors, independent educational consultants, and alumni; and assist students and their parents in applying for admission and financial aid. You’ll implement on-campus, off-campus, and virtual recruitment activities; conduct interviews and information sessions; evaluate applications for admission; and actively engage interested students via phone, text, email, video, and face-to-face to achieve enrollment goals.
This position is a term position through June of 2022.
Bachelor's degree is required. Previous experience in college admission or higher education is desirable.
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and public speaking abilities; and talent for developing relationships with a variety of constituencies.
Passion for virtual engagement, and comfortability with technologies such as video chat, and hosting online events for a variety of audiences.
Dedication to and ability to articulate the value of a traditional liberal arts education.
Commitment to inclusion and diversity in college admission.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to adapt to a changing work environment.
Willingness to work outside a 9-5 schedule, including evenings and weekends on a regular basis during the academic year and traveling up to 10-12 weeks per year.
Ability to use Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), common social media applications (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), and virtual engagement platforms (e.g. Google Meet, Zoom) is expected. Prior experience with the Slate admission CRM is desirable.
About Knox College
Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. Knox does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
For more information about Knox College, please visit knox.edu/about-knox.