Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate
institutions in the United States. Today the University is a
highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately
2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative
and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers
of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and
creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry
reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and
change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to
society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and
international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity
and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact,
as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and
international development program. Clark has also been included in
the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was
first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse
city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England,
Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is
increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and
biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a
vibrant food hub.
The successful candidate will focus on engagement in a range of
on and off campus admissions and recruitment activities
representing Clark University's undergraduate educational
experience to prospective students, their parents, counselors, and
alumni. The candidate will be hired as an Admissions Counselor or
Assistant Director depending on experience. The successful
candidate will perform counselor-of-the-day duties on a regularly
scheduled basis, which includes presenting information sessions to
large crowds. The qualified candidate will analyze and review
admissions applications in a manner consistent with institutional
policies and priorities. All admissions counselors must use
quantitative data, in addition to qualitative feedback, in
improving their approach to engagement and student recruitment.
This position is largely in-person, on-campus with limited remote
work days available depending on the season/staffing needs.
The candidate must possess strong communication skills and be
eager to advance the work of traditional admission offices.
Depending on skillsets and needs, this role might assist with
virtual programming, student supervision, and/or event
This position requires occasional weekend and evening work, in
addition to approximately 3-5 weeks of travel per year.
- You like connecting with strangers; you are passionate about
sharing your passion for higher education.
- You play it cool under pressure - and you always admit when you
need more time to find an answer.
- You offer a solution with every problem you encounter.
- You enjoy connecting with college students, but you know how to
maintain strong professional boundaries.
- When you encounter something done well, you look for ways to
make it a little bit better.
- You enjoy working - the occasional evening or weekend event
won't bring you down.
- You have a decent understanding of the college application
process, and you are excited to learn a lot more. And as you learn,
you are open to new ways of doing this work.
- You bring a sense of humor and positivity to the
- You are student-centered and know how to bring down the
temperature when folks are feeling stressed.
- You value diversity and are motivated to learn from the
experiences of others.
- You believe in creating the best experiences for folks, all
while representing an institution authentically.
- You believe in the education that Clark offers to students all
over the globe.
(Special purviews such as virtual programming, student
supervision, or others will be assigned based on the skillset of
the hired candidate.)
Travel and Recruitment:
- Plan all logistics associated with recruitment travel as called
- Travel to college fairs, high school visits, alumni events and
other off campus recruitment activities as needed
First-Year Fall Application Review:
As needed, read, evaluate, rate and make recommendations to the
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid and the Admissions
Committee on first-year applicants
Make judgments on the admissibility of student applicants on the
basis of institutional policy and independent analysis of applicant
potential for success
- Counselor of the Day Duty:
- Serve as host and resource to all visiting students and
families who visit Clark University on the dates of assigned
Counselor of the Day duty coverage
- Conduct group information sessions
- Provide phone coverage on scheduled coverage days
Other Duties as Assigned
- Bachelor's degree
- Willingness to travel
- Possession of a valid driver's license
- Strong public speaking skills
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Strong ability to build and maintain professional relationships
with multiple constituencies both on and off campus - includes
ability to maintain confidentiality
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong computing skills
- Willingness and desire to learn new skills to enhance team
- Time management skills and team-oriented attitude
- Experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace
with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of
constituents on campus
- Ability to work independently, as well as in group
- Ability to lift 20 lbs
- Understanding of a small, liberal arts and research,
residential university setting
- Desire to understand admissions and the larger landscape in
which the field is positioned
Clark University currently requires all employees and students
to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for
medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be
made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative
action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment
that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success
of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment
applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment
policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity
informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All
positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a
community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by
exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of
the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and
belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically
underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and,
if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off,
generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life
insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities.
For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit
To be considered for this position, you must submit your
credentials online. Create a Clark University
Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY
NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following
documents, which are required for consideration:
See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact
us if you need assistance applying through this website.
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update your account.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States for any employer.
HR to select: A successful background
check is required upon acceptance.