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Senior Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Senior Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission Overview
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 pool. Essential Duties:
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 recruitment. Marginal Duties:
Perform all other duties as may be required Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited institution
  • 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 required
  • Some understanding of the selective college admission cycle
  • Commitment to a diverse working environment and cultivating a diverse community
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
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.
Requisition Number AS517P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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  2. Cover Letter
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