The Office of Admission and Financial Aid seeks an Admission Counselor to join our team as we advance the mission of Davidson College by enrolling the best and brightest students from around the country and the world. Responsibilities include: recruitment travel, territory management, public speaking and application review.
Primary Responsibilities: • Manage assigned regional travel territory with the direction of the leadership team. Territory management will include responsibilities which foster strong relationships between the college and prospective students and constituents: conducting high school visits, attending college fairs, hosting coffees/receptions/events, meeting with counselors and community based organizations, participating in college panels and case study programs, and meeting with alumni. All of this will take place in both in person and virtual settings. • Review applications, evaluating academic and personal characteristics in order to advocate and make proper referrals for the applicant and the college’s enrollment and scholarship goals. Primary responsibility will be to review applications from assigned regional territory, with additional reading assignments as needed. Attend and present applications at committee meetings. • Host on-campus and/or virtual information sessions for prospective students and families as well as open house programs and other admission events during business hours and additional weekends and evenings as assigned. • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Help with the college’s efforts to identify, recruit, evaluate, and enroll students from traditionally underrepresented groups (including those who identify as low-income, first-generation, rural, or as students of color). • Respond to all new inquiries quickly and maintain consistent communication with students and other stakeholders throughout the admission process. • In addition to delivering information sessions and reviewing applications, the Admission Counselor will have additional responsibilities in the office. Possibilities may include managing current students and alumni volunteers, social media initiatives, admission event planning, data management, athletic/arts recruitment, visit team, scholarship programs, and more.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a valid United States driver's license.
The successful candidate should have excellent demonstrated abilities to: communicate verbally and in writing, organize activities and projects, and work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse group of people in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in undergraduate admissions
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.
Davidson College seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service.Small classes enable our renowned faculty to work closely with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage.