Admission Counselor

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Office of Admission at Ripon College is seeking applicants for an Admissions Counselor. This person reports to the Vice President for Enrollment and is directly responsible for the recruitment of traditional undergraduate students to the College. The admission counselor will manage all aspects of the admission funnel for prospective students within an assigned geographic territory. Extensive travel (including evenings/overnights/weekends), valid driver's license and the ability to lift 10-15 pounds are required. This is a 12-month, full-time exempt position.

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Manage all aspects of recruiting efforts for specified territories in order to meet stated recruitment goals.
  • Utilize CRM to effectively manage territory.
  • Build relationships with and assist prospective students throughout all phases of the enrollment cycle {inquiry through enrollment).
  • Represent Ripon College at college fairs, high schools, community colleges, and other off-campus events.
  • Assist with campus-based events.
  • Build relationships with parents, school counselors, and other external constituents.
  • Conduct interviews, appointments, and group information sessions for prospective students and their families.
  • Conduct phone, e-mail, texts and other contacts with prospective students throughout the admission process.
  • Review application files for admission and make appropriate decisions. Maintain and develop relationships with faculty and staff of the College.
  • Performs other services as deemed reasonable by the Director of Admission/Vice President for Enrollment


Bachelor's Degree as well as bilingual in Spanish/English required.  Ability to professionally speak, read, write and translate between languages.  Possess strong interpersonal, customer service, written communication and public speaking skills.  Ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Proficient in the usage of computer programs (Microsoft Office) and other technologies required. Experience with the use of CRM (customer relationship management) systems, particularly Slate is preferred. Prior experience in Admission preferred.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusivity required.

Candidate must be able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines along with working independently and as a team player.  The successful candidate will demonstrate attention to detail and ability to multi-task; determination to meet recruitment goals; and commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Ripon College.

For full consideration, please send a letter of interest, resume, statement on how you will contribute to diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and 3 references, to Paula Schultz ( Review of applications will begin the week of April 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.


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