Admissions Counselor

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions. These positions are members of a team who plan, implement, and administer programs and initiatives designed to target, recruit, and enroll students in undergraduate degree programs. Works collaboratively with a team of Admissions Directors and fellow Admissions Counselors to manage the recruitment and programming of underrepresented populations. Key responsibilities include: extensive recruitment travel (including evening, weekend, and extended overnight); conducting recruitment presentations in high schools and community centers and attending college fairs across the country; assisting with the coordination and execution of admissions and university affiliated events and programming; serving as ambassadors for Virginia Tech to visiting prospective students and families; advising potential freshman and transfer students on admissions procedures, policies, and pathways; and assisting with the review of applications for admission.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with demonstrated related experience or Master's degree; a strong sense of self accountability and a desire for excellence; exemplary interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills and ability to work with individuals as well as large groups; comfortability working with diverse populations; availability for evening and weekend work and extensive overnight travel; computer proficiency with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (or similar) and willingness to learn and work with new software applications; valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in admissions, student services, or related higher education setting; experience with event planning; familiarity with admissions based technology; multilingual.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience up to $40,000

Review Date

May 24, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Samantha Boyd at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 22, 2021
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