The Admissions Counselor contributes to all aspects of the Admissions process, including travel to recruit students and represent the college, review applications for admission, interview prospective students, lead public presentations to promote the College, build relationships with high school counselors and community based organizations, attend and organize recruitment initiatives both on and off-campus, and partner with colleagues across the College. The Admissions Counselor plays a pivotal role in supporting all areas of recruitment and on-campus programming, while gaining valuable skills and knowledge working in a creative, fast-pace, thoughtful, and compassionate college setting.
All Admissions staff are expected to contribute to Bowdoin’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Staff members may have specialized responsibilities with underrepresented students. It is important that the admissions counselor is able to clearly articulate the values and benefits of a liberal arts education and the opportunities available to students at Bowdoin to a wide range of audiences.
The admissions counselor is considered a full-time position for a term of 2-years with a mid-appointment review. Renewal of the 2 year contract or to move into a more permanent position will be determined at the conclusion of the initial term.
A bachelor’s degree is required. Excellent organizational skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills; strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities; creativity and ability to innovate; willingness to travel and to work extended hours during peak periods; proficiency in a variety of common software programs (Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook); a deep enthusiasm for a liberal arts education; the ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds with a high level of organization and energy; and exceptional presentation skills. Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to comply with the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy.
Relevant experience in a private liberal arts institution is required.
Normal business hours between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Long hours and frequent weekend and evening work required during peak periods. Travel is a necessary component of this position.
Internal Number: S00762JP
About Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.
The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.