Admissions Counselor

Position posted on: 12-21-2017

Position Summary:

The Lycoming College Office of Admission seeks applications for the position of Admissions Counselor.  This role requires an energetic, self-motivated, goal-oriented professional to join our enrollment team.  The position requires extensive off-campus recruitment, recruitment project management and oversight, telemarketing, student applications review, interviewing of prospective students, and working with parents, guidance counselors, and alumni.

The Admissions Counselor position is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process with prospective students including encouraging prospective students to apply and matriculate, explaining the admissions and financial aid processes to prospective students and parents, and giving presentations through a variety of recruitment and outreach events.  The counselor will recruit high school and/or transfer students to Lycoming College by initiating contact and developing relationships with students, parents, counselors, teachers and other external constituencies.  This involves extensive off-campus student recruitment: travel within a designated recruitment territory that includes 15-20 high school visits and 3-5 college fairs per week.  Travel periods include 8-12 weeks during the fall semester and 2-4 weeks in the spring.  Additionally, the counselor will assist with all campus-based recruitment events including open house programs and visitation days (some evening and weekend work is required).  The counselor must be able to effectively communicate specifics about the academic programs, co-curricular life, strategic plan and vision of Lycoming College and is accountable for individual performance and achievement of enrollment goals as well as contributions to overall team goals. 

Required Experience & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.  Demonstrated record of success in previous recruitment, and meeting established goals and priorities a plus.  Bi- or multi-linguistic ability preferred.  Experience using Technolutions Slate CRM preferred.  Experience working with historically underrepresented students and/or community-based organizations and charter schools preferred.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Successful candidates should:

  • have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the acumen to persuasively articulate the college’s mission, programs, impact and goals to diverse audiences
  • have proficiency with computer operations (essential knowledge of Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and CRM systems 
  • demonstrate a deep enthusiasm for the liberal arts education, the ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds, and have a high level of initiative, motivation, organization and energy 
  • have knowledge of various financial aid programs • have the ability to plan and implement recruitment events in an organized and efficient manner

Working environment involves duties that will require extensive travel that may involve long hours sitting and standing; operating and/or riding in a vehicle or other public/private transportation; sitting for hours at a time using a computer/laptop or other technology; working under time constraints to meet deadlines, working in an office area with frequent interruption, the ability to lift boxes weighing up to 35 lbs. unassisted.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume including the names and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Electronic submission of application materials is required.  Please reference “Admissions Counselor” in the subject line of the email. 


Review of applications will begin immediately.  The position will remain open until filled.  Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, and motor vehicle record check conducted.

LYCOMING COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: As a matter of policy and/or applicable laws, Lycoming College does not discriminate in admission, employment or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of religion, ancestry, political belief, veteran status or sexual orientation.