Reporting to a Senior Associate Dean of Admission, the Admissions Counselor represents Juniata College to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students. The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse populations and support the College's commitment to equity and student success.
Applicants will discuss the application process, financial aid, and program information with professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with students, families, and counselors, including interviews, phone calls, emails and information sessions.
The admission counselor should demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and staff. The ability to work days, evenings, and some weekends is required. Travel and a valid driver's license are required.
Ability to work towards college-wide enrollment goals and use interpersonal skills to recruit diverse student learners. Utilize phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students in a timely manner. Work with prospective students and families in support of the College's efforts to increase retention.
Demonstrate intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence. Follow the expectation of treating fellow employees, students and the institution's guests equitably. Become familiar with recruitment territory. Create an individual recruitment plan as well as participate in the creation of a team recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/college fairs, communication with prospective students/families and networking opportunities.
Ability to work independently, and to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the College in a positive manner. Ability to follow directions and complete tasks accurately as well as accept supervisory input and feedback.
Applies university admission standards, policies, and regulations in a holistic fashion to credentials of prospective students to determine their admissibility.
Collaborate with our growing alumni network.
Other duties as assigned.
Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to engage, sustain, and leverage an interconnected learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and a sense of belonging is explicit. Juniata's strategic mission promotes diversity in every expression, and amplifies the College's commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We aim to evolve into a more global, equitable and ethical community, where all Juniatians live a life of inclusive belonging needed for becoming leaders who value and embrace human interconnectedness and dignity. Juniata invites and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. AA/EOE
Bachelor's degree required. Basic knowledge of higher education Experience with and display a commitment to liberal arts education; Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; Well-developed presentation skills are required; Goal oriented; Facility with Microsoft Office Suite, video-conferencing platforms, social media and marketing Ability to build relationships with students and follow them through the enrollment process. It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. Valid driver's license required, clear of major violations. Juniata College reserves the right to review driving records to determine suitability for position.
Founded in 1876, Juniata College is a cohesive community of interesting, inquisitive, hardworking, and fun individuals who think deeply about who we are meant to be. The College has a strong reputation for excellent academics, personal attention, and state-of-the-art technological resources. Juniata students enjoy small classes, a challenging, flexible curriculum, collaborative student-faculty relationships, countless chances to learn by doing, and a lively campus offering lots to do and great new friends.