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Admissions Counselor

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Admissions Counselor

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Admissions Counselor position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.


All Admissions Counselors participate in the development of recruitment and enrollment strategies for the DO, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Graduate Programs. This position requires travel* to graduate and professional school fairs, private visits to undergraduate institutions as well as professional conferences/meetings.

*Note that the Office of Admissions is currently operating in a partially remote capacity due to the Covid-19 health crisis. Additionally, all work-related travel is limited, unless expressly approved by campus leadership. This includes all travel via airplane, train, or other modes of transportation. We are monitoring the situation daily, following national and local guidance; furthermore, we urge all students, staff and faculty to abide by all local, state and national public health directives.


Along with Admissions Leadership, consults with faculty committees on admissions in the development of an annual student recruitment plan/schedule and strategies

Implements the approved student recruitment plan for the assigned campus and/or programs and works closely with all admissions staff regarding admissions functions and processes requiring coordination between campuses

Sets and achieves goals for performance evaluation and appropriate mentoring.

Schedule visits to colleges/universities to promote PCOM graduate and professional programs to prospective students and pre-health professions advisors/faculty

Develops both electronic and written correspondence to prospects, applicants, admits, and confirmed applicants through email, the CRM platform and other communication channels

Plans, coordinates and assists in on–campus/virtual recruitment events such as information sessions and Open Houses throughout the year

Represents PCOM at graduate and professional school fairs at colleges nationally and regionally (in-person and online engagements)

Counsels prospective students and applicants regarding admissions/applications processes via phone/video conference/in-person

Reviews applications for DO, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Graduate Programs in interview selection process

Coordinates and manages interview processes on designated campus, including determination of interview dates, scheduling of faculty/staff interviewers, arranges for appropriate meals for the event, greets applicants on interview day, interviews and implements post interview survey/reports results

Participates in faculty admissions committee meetings as assigned by supervisor, presenting applicant data to committee as assigned, as well as coordinating with support staff timely notification of admissions decisions

Communicates with admits by maintaining contact via email and invitations to campus events to assist with accepted student yield

Serves on cross-campus teams as assigned: Pathway, Transition and/or Retention

Maintains accurate applicant record data by campus/program applicant pool (all stages of admissions funnel)

Prepares reports when requested by the supervisor

Assists with the coordination of campus student ambassador programs

Maintains membership in and attends professional association meetings, including all national and regional pre-health professions advisor associations

Maintains confidential records and information

Maintains knowledge/robust utilization of multiple admissions technologies including but not limited to BANNER,Content, Google Docs/Drive, CRM Software etc.

Participates in on-going training and testing initiatives

Collaborates in cross-campus projects as assigned

Performs all related duties as assigned by Supervisor and the Chief Admissions Officer

The PCOM Admissions team seeks members who exemplify the following durable skillsets: creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence


Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

The admissions team has a preference for candidates who have admissions and recruiting experience working in private non-profit and/or public professional schools

A minimum of three years of experience in admissions and recruitment is valued and preferred

Comfort with phone and online communication

Strong written and verbal communication skills and customer service orientation willingness to engage with and work collaboratively with team members across all 3 PCOM locations


Active listener and with a high level of positivity and professionalism

High level organizational skills and attention to detail

Adaptability and interest in engaging with evolving technologies

Comfort working with diverse communities and interacting with a variety of constituencies, including staff, applicants, inquiries, students, alumni, volunteers, guests, etc.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations (if applicable)
Valid driver’s license and good driving record with no restrictions

Physical Demands
Occasionally lifts supplies and equipment
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to travel for attendance as outlined in above responsibilities during the week/weekend; Some evening work is occasionally required

Supervisory Responsibility
Works closely with student ambassadors on respective campus

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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