Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Senior Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission
Participate in the recruitment and enrollment of all students,
including those from under-served populations, through the
admission process. Attend college fairs and high school visits;
initiate and maintain relationships with school counselors;
evaluate all applications from the designated territory and aid in
the yield of admitted students. Assist in increasing the applicant
1. Participate in the applicant review process. Perform detailed
evaluation of students’ academic records throughout high school by
evaluating the high school transcript, recommendation letters,
personal essays, extra-curricular activities, and other
accompanying documents. Act as a primary and secondary reader, as
well as a member of the Committee on Admission, to assist the
Office of Admission in selecting the best students possible to
reach enrollment goals.
2. Review travel history and analyze interest in Providence College
for an assigned geographic territory in order to schedule
appropriate high school visits and travel to best serve students
throughout the application process. Determine the appropriate use
of travel time to meet the established recruitment goals. Create
and maintain relationships with school counselors, students, and
families. Travel independently throughout the geographic territory
of approximately six to eight weeks in the fall and two to three
weeks in the spring.
3. Conduct interviews and group information sessions providing
detailed information about the admission and evaluation process and
the typical applicant pool statistics. Meet with prospective
students and parent to answer questions in person, via email, and
on the phone.
4. Other duties may include event planning and acting as a liaison
with various departments on campus, and assisting with diversity
Perform all other duties as may be required
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited
- Two-five years of experience in an undergraduate admission
office or equivalent combination of education and experience. Title
and salary commensurate with level of experience.
- Effective time management skills and organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and public speaking experience
- Some understanding of the selective college admission
- Commitment to a diverse working environment and cultivating a
- Must have a valid driver’s license
If other, please enter regular schedule.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because
of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide
occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or
genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and
will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will
request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of
this important program.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter