As a member of the undergraduate admissions staff, the Admissions
Counselor will work closely with the Admissions and Financial Aid
team to implement recruitment and assessment activities in support
of the University’s annual enrollment goals. Responsibilities
include managing a recruitment territory and travel schedule,
conducting group information sessions and interviews- virtual and
in person, and evaluating admission and scholarship applications.
Other duties will be assigned based on the selected candidate’s
background skills, and professional experience. The Admissions and
Financial Aid division is characterized by a high degree of
teamwork and camaraderie, a high level of energy and commitment,
exceptional communication skills and creative problem-solving
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
Essential and Related Functions:
- Frequently correspond with prospective students, their parents,
secondary school personnel, alumni, and others, answering their
questions and providing counsel about the admission process and
W&L programs and opportunities
- Interview prospective students and conducts group information
sessions, both in-person and virtually
- Responsible for seasonal recruitment travel for assigned
geographic territory, consisting of a combination of high school
visits, college fairs, receptions, and information sessions
- Evaluate, document and assess applications for first- year and
transfer admission and scholarship opportunities
- Additional duties as assigned
- Plan and Coordinate - Sets clear goals, prioritizes work
plans and monitors progress regularly with an eye for detail.
Organizes situations or events with the aim of efficiently and
effectively using the University's resources (e.g., workspace,
equipment, tools, etc.). Collaborative planner and decision-maker
(i.e., seeks their input and commitment).
- Technical Skills - Demonstrates knowledge of
professional-level concepts, applies skills over a broad scope of
work and is adept at handling complex tasks and problems
independently. Understands how functions and services across the
University are interdependent and how they impact goals. Encourages
continuous improvement of work methods and techniques by sharing
success stories and lessons learned. Actively reviews development
opportunities and seeks to learn about relevant tools, systems or
- Results Focused - Adapts to other people's approach
(e.g., work habits, learning styles, etc.). Keeps focused on goals
despite challenges and helps others achieve their own by removing
obstacles. Demonstrates initiative to accept new challenges and
learn new procedures. Consistently thinks ahead, prepares and is
able to implement contingency plans to avoid problems.
- Communication and Relations - Able to effectively adapt
communication style, method and level of detail to the needs of
others. Consistently treats others in a manner that demonstrates a
keen awareness and understanding of their needs. Acts as a role
model by being able to work comfortably with people of differing
work-styles, backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender.
- Teamwork/Team Development - Sets personal and
professional goals that support broader work group goals. Listens
attentively to ideas and concerns of others and makes others feel
heard and appreciated. Gives credit and recognition to work group
member's contributions when objectives are met, and makes
suggestions to enhance work efficiencies.
A Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and the willingness
to commit to the position for a minimum of two years are required.
Strong communication and writing skills and demonstrated
organizational abilities are expected. The successful candidate
will be both willing and able to work as part of a successful
admissions team, yet will be capable of creative self-direction.
Preference will be given to candidates who are W&L
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
and new employees must provide proof of at least their
first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may
seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination
Upload a resume, cover letter, and three professional references
required. You will be asked to provide contact information for
professional references in the application questionnaire. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until position is
External Applicants: Please upload your resume
screen. Your application will automatically
populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on
the My Information
page. Add your cover letter
any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV
document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience
application page. You will not be able to modify your
application after you submit it
. The My Experience
is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting
document attachments. The online application form requires you
provide names and contact information for three professional
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Do not apply from the website. Log in to Workday. Click on
the Career Application and select the Open W&L Jobs
report. Locate the position and click Apply
. Update your
and Job History.
Attach your cover
and provide three professional
in the appropriate boxes. Refer to this Job Aid
for additional guidance.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly
for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for
sustained periods of time.
: The worker is not substantially exposed
to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or
Types of Work:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use
of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than
that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the
job is rated for Light Work.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with
occasional evening and weekend hours required. Travel is
Pay commensurate with experience.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.