Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission

Department: Admissions Office
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 01/13/2021
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS028P
Pay Rate:

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Vassar College is seeking a full-time Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission. Exact title and salary will be commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

The Admission Counselor/Assistant Director will join a creative and inclusive team responsible for representing Vassar and participating in the selection of candidates for the entering class. They will work collaboratively to support the enrollment and retention of intelligent, highly engaged, and creative students, regardless of their financial circumstances. The Admission Counselor/Assistant Director will support and advocate for the College's values regarding access, affordability, and inclusion.


  • Represent Vassar to diverse audiences in high schools, at college fair programs, on campus, and through a range of online media;
  • Manage a recruitment territory;
  • Maintain relationships with secondary school officials and partnership programs on behalf of Vassar;
  • Correspond with prospective students and their families;
  • Assist in organizing and participating in a range of admission events;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Vassar alumnae/i;
  • Participate fully in the evaluation of applications and the selection of the first-year and transfer classes;
  • Liaise with key campus constituents;
  • Four to six weeks of fall travel and one to two weeks of spring/summer travel;
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Prefer experience in selective college admissions and/or related higher education administration;
  • Commitment to diversity and building an inclusive community;
  • Excellent work ethic with a can-do attitude and a knack for creative problem solving;
  • Team player with empathy, respect for others, a collaborative approach, and a sense of humor;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity and comfort with technology and database systems, experience with Slate is a plus;
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak periods;
  • Advocate for a liberal arts education;
  • Must exercise good judgment and integrity while working collegially with faculty, students, staff, and alumni in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment;
  • Must be flexible and able to travel for several weeks;
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

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