Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions.  The position is a full-time, exempt administrative position reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions.

Responsibilities for this position incorporate the full range of admission duties to a highly successful, national admission campaign.  Activities include, but are not limited to: effective correspondence with prospective students and other constituents including written communication, interviewing and group presentations; substantial travel; event planning; and application assessment.  Many of these responsibilities entail evening and weekend commitments.  This position requires a high degree of initiative, creativity and self-direction.

A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license are required.  A cell phone that allows for engagement in social media is also required.  Graduates of Allegheny College or other competitive, residential, liberal arts colleges with prior admission experience, (as a professional or student/1-3 years), are preferred.  We seek candidates who can effectively and excitedly articulate the nature and aims of a traditional liberal arts experience and the distinct features of Allegheny.  A team-oriented outlook, analytical and organizational skills, adaptability, a high energy level, a positive, professional attitude, as well as first-rate writing and public speaking skills are essential.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to hr@allegheny.edu.   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/26/17