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Admissions Counselor

Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

Job Details

Position Information

Admissions Counselor

Admissions Office

Regular or Temporary

Hours Per Week

FLSA Determination

Weeks Per Year


Open Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing forty-one states and seventy countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and ninety-one graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Trinity College is seeking two Admissions Counselors. As an Admissions Counselor, you will play a pivotal role in the recruitment and enrollment process of a diverse student body. You will be responsible for guiding potential students from your assigned territory through the admissions process, providing them with information about academic programs, financial aid, and campus life. Your primary goal will be to assist applicants in making informed decisions about their educational journey and to support them throughout the enrollment process. You will also help to manage and maintain campus programs and partners.
  • Travels within a defined national or international territory and visits high schools and community-based organizations. Attends college fairs and conducts special programs.
  • Manages all receipts and prepare travel reports to meet Trinity policies and deadlines.
  • Reads and evaluates applications and participates in the committee process to advocate for and select candidates for admission.
  • Helps develop and coordinate recruitment to reflect the importance of a diverse and inclusive student body.
  • Interviews and counsels prospective students and their families on the Trinity admissions process.
  • Conducts outreach to prospective students through various channels including phone calls, emails, virtual meetings, and in-person events.
  • Cultivates strong professional relationships with secondary school counselors, community based organizations and independent educational consultants.
  • In consultation with the Director of Admissions, seeks relevant professional development opportunities.
  • Manages multiple projects for various teams concurrently, while meeting expectations and deadlines.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and based on departmental need.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills, with an emphasis on attention to detail.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work well in fast-paced and stressful environments.
  • Ability to maintain professional code of ethics.
  • Good time management skills with the ability to prioritize work.
  • Excellent human relations/customer service skills with the ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with leadership, faculty, staff, students, prospective students and families and external stakeholders/constituencies.
  • Knowledge of departmental application systems and technology.
  • Skill in public speaking and/or making presentations.
  • Demonstrated records maintenance skills.
  • Skill in program planning, implantation, and management.
  • Navigating air and car travel – valid driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed for events and outreach activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and three references.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.


Trinity College

Intellectually impressive. Fiercely determined. Unquestionably accomplished.


Since its foundation in 1823, Trinity College, located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, has been educating students in the liberal arts with the educational and experiential foundations they need to succeed as informed global citizens. Trinity is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE). Faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards.

While Trinity has enjoyed a long, prestigious history, the college finds itself poised in transition as the landscape of higher education across the country undergoes a fundamental shift. Under the leadership of Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who was inaugurated on October 26, 2014 as Trinity’s 22nd President, Trinity is looking forward to a bold future that will require innovation borne out of long-term strategic planning that will make the college even more visible and competitive. Among the strategic plan’s broad goals is to design a distinctive, relevant liberal arts education that positions Trinity increasingly as a first-choice destination for students, faculty, and staff.

At Trinity College, we’re known for getting things done—and for doing them in a way that creates lasting meaning. Students come here to engage in a challenging liberal arts education, live as part of a tenacious community, explore what’s possible, and find answers to the challenges of tomorrow.

On our 100-acre campus in Connecticut's state capital, you can take advantage of all that our thriving city has to offer, including diverse perspectives, experiential learning, and an energetic culture. And with the knowledge, resources, and partnerships we’ve cultivated at Trinity, we’re an active part of driving Hartford forward as well.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our employees and the college. We recognize the diverse composition and needs of our community of employees and strive to respond to those needs in a professional, caring and equitable manner by:

  • Recruiting and promoting the best-qualified people – while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Providing a competitive salary and benefits package for our employees.
  • Establishing, administering and effectively communicating sound policies and practices that treat employees with dignity and equality, while maintaining compliance with employment and labor laws and College directives.
  • Promoting a work atmosphere that is safe, healthy, secure and conscious of family and community relations.

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