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Position Detail - Admission Counselor (10 Month Position)

Admission Counselor (10 Month Position)

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Admission

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 44

Work Schedule: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday with some night and weekend work required 

Salary Range:  $38,162 - $38,500

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Office of Admission engages a sophisticated and robust recruitment program to bring in a class of 525 first-year students each cycle. The Office of Admission processes over 4000 first year applications, transfer and Frances Perkins Scholar applications for admission each year. The Admission Counselor, under the supervision of the Senior Associate Director of Admission and Athletics Liaison, is charged with supporting the Office of Admission in its efforts to recruit and enroll the most qualified undergraduate students from across the country and around the world. The Admission Counselor will convey key institutional messages to prospective students and parents on- and off-campus and cultivate professional relationships with guidance counselors and key educational organizations.


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Travel & Recruitment Travel 8-10 weeks per year (fall and spring) visiting high schools and delivering key messages about the College in public presentations (information sessions) to diverse audiences; discern most appropriate style of communication to effectively deliver messages to each unique audience population Schedule recruitment appointments in assigned travel territory (including liaison work with schools, counselors, and other educational stakeholders, in addition to prospective students and families). Collaborate on program development, organization, and implementation of strategic admission initiatives relating to recruitment and travel Represent the college nationally, and if required, internationally, at high schools and other recruitment venues. Staff college fairs, conduct interviews, deliver group information sessions, and represent the college at off-campus events 
  • Reading & Evaluation Read and evaluate applications from assigned territories Guide and support applicants within assigned a territories, including individualized outreach to applicants 
  • Reporting & Analytics Assess effectiveness of annual recruitment travel by using data analytics platforms and information; recommend changes and suggest new approaches in annual report format
  • Special Projects Coordinate and manage specific constituent relationships or projects Perform other duties as assigned 


Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of 1-2 years experience in admission or related field
Ability to work collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis
Superior oral, analytic and written communication skills; effective public speaking; an ability to engage with large audiences of prospective students, families, and college counselors
Experience with Technolutions Slate CRM; facility/familiarity with Ellucian’s Colleague system
Ability to use data to make strategic decisions
An understanding of the liberal arts and an ability to communicate its value in a women’s college context clearly, cogently, and confidently
Sense of humor and ability to remain flexible and nimble in carrying out multiple projects and tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fluent oral communication skills in Spanish
Experience working in a selective college/university admission environment
Knowledge about and passion for women’s colleges and gender affirming communities
Passion for traveling independently and an interest in learning about high school students

License/Certifications: A current, valid US driver’s license and passport (or passport eligibility).


Physical Demands: 

Some lifting (travel materials) required, ranging from 0-50 pounds. Prolonged periods standing (college fairs) required, ranging from 1-4 hours at a time.

Sufficient clarity of speech required includes those which permit the employee to discern verbal
instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.

Employee talks in front of large groups of people regularly

Employee speaks with students and other faculty regularly by telephone, e-mail, or in person.

Employee must be able to operate a motor vehicle to perform the essential duties of the position. Employee operates office equipment and computers to perform essential duties and

Working Conditions:   

Must be able to travel and coordinate recruitment events in selected regions of the country with ease.  

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified
employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully
carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate
background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as
the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver

Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and
Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing
interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3
professional references. 

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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