Reporting to a Senior Associate Dean of Admission, the Admissions
Counselor represents Juniata College to prospective students and
organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert
applications into enrolled students. The successful candidate must
demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the
educational needs of diverse populations and support the College’s
commitment to equity and student success.
Applicants will discuss the application process, financial aid, and
program information with professionalism throughout daily
interactions and communications with students, families, and
counselors, including interviews, phone calls, emails and
The admission counselor should demonstrate an ability to work
independently as well as collaboratively with team members,
faculty, students, alumni, administrators and staff. The ability to
work days, evenings, and some weekends is required. Travel and a
valid driver’s license are required.
• Ability to work towards college-wide enrollment goals and use
interpersonal skills to recruit diverse student learners. Utilize
phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students in
a timely manner. Work with prospective students and families in
support of the College’s efforts to increase retention.
• Demonstrate intellectual contributions linked to diversity,
inclusion and/or inclusive excellence. Follow the expectation of
treating fellow employees, students and the institution’s guests
• Become familiar with recruitment territory. Create an individual
recruitment plan as well as participate in the creation of a team
recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities,
participation in events/conferences/college fairs, communication
with prospective students/families and networking
• Ability to work independently, and to arrange information
sessions, set appointments and promote the College in a positive
manner. Ability to follow directions and complete tasks accurately
as well as accept supervisory input and feedback.
• Applies university admission standards, policies, and regulations
in a holistic fashion to credentials of prospective students to
determine their admissibility.
• Collaborate with our growing alumni network.
Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as
such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of
thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well
as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is
committed to creating a welcoming community supported by
relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We
endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members
with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute,
and thrive. Please join us…
Bachelor’s degree required. Basic knowledge of higher education
Experience with and display a commitment to liberal arts education;
Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral
communication skills; Well-developed presentation skills are
required; Goal oriented; Facility with Microsoft Office Suite,
video-conferencing platforms, social media and marketing
Ability to build relationships with students and follow them
through the enrollment process
This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean of
The person moves about the office regularly to meet with students
The position requires data input for accurate record keeping.
Must be able to remain in stationary position 50% of the
Moves print/marketing material weighing up to 50 pounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Open Until Filled
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