The Admission Counselor is responsible for assisting in the recruitment, evaluation, selection, and enrollment of first-year students. The counselor will interview students, plan and execute recruitment travel in their assigned domestic territories, give on-campus presentations, and read and select applicants as a member of the Admission Committee.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Plan and execute recruitment travel, working to increase the College's visibility in both local and distant markets. Travel responsibilities include in-person visits at individual schools and community-based organizations, college fairs, interviews, workshops, and networking events. Travel up to 6-8 weeks in the fall and 2-4 weeks in the spring.
Build and maintain relationships with high school, independent, and community-based counselors and alumni in assigned travel territories.
Evaluate candidates for admission. Read applications, provide direction for evaluation of schools in assigned territories, and participate in the committee review and selection process.
Contribute to and participate in on-campus recruitment and yield events, including interviews, information sessions, Open Houses and workshops.
Carry out other Admission-related projects as assigned by the Director. Additional responsibilities may include work with student or alumni volunteers, campus committees, event planning, website maintenance and social media.
Bachelor of Arts degree
Valid driver's license
Ability to travel
Core Competencies and Qualities
Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
Proficient Problem Solving, Innovation/Creativity
Strong Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities
Enthusiasm for travel and new experiences
Energy and enthusiasm for the value of a Jesuit, liberal arts education
Understands, values, and respects diversity as an individual, in a team, and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
This is a full time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement
NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
Generous paid time off
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.