Admissions Counselor

ROLE TITLE: Admissions Counselor

Summary of Position

Allegheny College, an innovative national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Admission Counselor.

The Admissions 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 position is full-time exempt position reporting to an Associate Director of Admission.

As the Admissions Counselor, you 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.

Experience and 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 regionally and nationally.
  • Weekend and evening commitments

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:                          

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual speaker preferred

THE HIRING PROCESS

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 employment@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.

On April 20,2024 the US Department of Labor announced a final rule, which will take effect on July 1, 2024.  The rule updates and revises the regulations issued under section 13(a)(1) for the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Revisions include increases to the standard salary level threshold for exempt positions.  Where positions currently are considered exempt from overtime, with the upcoming July 1 revisions, some positions may convert to non-exempt, based on the threshold amounts which are regulated by the Federal Government.

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

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.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

posted 10/30/2023