Department: Admissions Office Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Employee Type: Administrator Posting Date: 05/27/2022 Union Representation: Not Applicable Posting Number: AS240P
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons.
Position Summary and Responsibilities Vassar College is seeking a full-time Admission Counselor. The Admission Counselor will join a creative and inclusive team responsible for representing Vassar and participating in the selection of candidates for the entering class. The counselor will work collaboratively to support the enrollment and retention of intelligent, highly engaged, and creative students, regardless of their financial circumstances. The Admission Counselor will support and advocate for the College's values regarding access, affordability, and inclusion. This is an on-campus position.
Represent Vassar to diverse audiences in high schools, at college fair programs, on campus, and through a range of online media;
Manage a recruitment territory;
Maintain relationships with secondary school officials and partnership programs on behalf of Vassar;
Correspond with prospective students and their families;
Assist in organizing and participating in a range of admission events;
Develop and maintain relationships with Vassar alumni;
Participate fully in the evaluation of applications and the selection of the first-year and transfer classes;
Liaise with key campus constituents;
Will work on one or more of the office's initiatives such as diversity outreach, international outreach, campus events, communications and outreach, supporting alumni volunteers;
Four to six weeks of fall travel and one to two weeks of spring/summer travel;
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required;
0-3 years of admission experience;
Prefer knowledge of selective college admissions and/or closely related higher education administration;
Commitment to diversity and building an inclusive community;
Excellent work ethic with a can-do attitude and a knack for creative problem solving;
Team player with empathy, respect for others, a collaborative approach, and a sense of humor;
Excellent analytical and organizational skills and a keen eye for detail;
Able to work independently on tasks with minimal supervision;
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
Familiarity and comfort with technology and database systems, experience with Slate is a plus;
Ability and willingness to work extended hours during peak periods;
Advocate for a liberal arts education;
Must exercise good judgment and integrity while working collegially with faculty, students, staff, and alumni in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment;
Must be flexible and able to travel for several weeks;
A valid driver’s license is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
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