Admissions Counselor

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Admission Counselor. The position is full-time exempt position reporting to an Associate Director of Admission.

The admission counselor supports various admission and recruitment programs in support of the College’s enrollment goals. They provide support and assistance to prospective students and their families, as well as college counselors, through the planning and execution of recruitment activities including on campus visits, interviews, information sessions, high school and community based organization visits and college fairs. The counselor is part of a collaborative team who focus on student success through a lens of equity and inclusion and has a passion for the liberal arts.

The counselor will:

  • Manage assigned territory of prospective students, first-year and/or transfer, through proactive communication with students and families and college counselors via phone, text and email.
  • Recruit at high schools, college fairs, and community-based organizations locally and nationally in assigned territory 9-11 weeks per year. Conduct interviews with students in their home areas.
  • Participate in all on campus recruitment events including interviewing students, conducting information sessions, and engaging with families.
  • Read and evaluate admission applications making admission decision recommendations
  • Work collaboratively with financial aid to educate students and families on the value of a liberal arts education and paying for college
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:        

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • 0-2 years of experience in higher education, recruitment, marketing or customer service
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to travel 7-9 weeks in the fall and 2-4 weeks in the spring
  • Weekend and evening commitments

Preferred qualifications and experiences:                      

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with transfer students preferred
  • Bilingual speaker preferred

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of
  • Must be able to lift and travel with up to 30lbs of travel materials
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Local and national travel required.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

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.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,700 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, 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  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 7/15/2021