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Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, New England

Employer
Milton Hershey School
Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking an Admissions Counselor & Recruiter (ACR) to be based in New England. The ACR will promote awareness of MHS’s amazing opportunities for youth and generate qualified student applications from this region. MHS is a cost-free, private home and school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students from low-income and working-class families. Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, structured home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities. The ACR is responsible for ensuring MHS reaches enrollment requirements through: 

  • Pro-actively contributing to the development of annual student recruitment strategies. 
  • Implementing the strategy within assigned region.
  • Although based in New England, the ACR will work in Hershey for approximately one week per month to assist with on-campus events, assist fellow admissions staff, and meet with prospective families. 
  • Maintaining a highly pro-active approach to developing relationships with key influencers & stakeholders within New England. 
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of assigned region and develop a localized and trusted brand awareness in New England.  
  • Extensively & effectively interacting with and communicating with the communities in New England to discern and guide qualified applicants.  
  • Develop engaged Enrollment advocates from stakeholder communities including regional alumni and other referral sources.  
  • Collaborate with MHS’s Enrollment Processors to facilitate the application process.  
  • Plan and coordinate outreach events, campus visits, etc. including virtual and in-person events.   
  • Contribute to student retention efforts.  
  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts and troubleshooting.  
  • Provide accurate reporting and manage a budget.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Marketing, Communications, Social Work, or affiliated field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a relevant recruitment capacity which includes relationship development, brand development and achieving required outcomes/results.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft applications and databases.
  • Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to travel extensively.
  • Exceptional skills in multi-tasking and organizing.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and maintain high degree of accountability.
  • Interpersonally skilled in educating, guiding, inspiring and counseling.
  • Must have a capability to effectively work within under-resourced communities.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating with others – staff, communities, influencers, stakeholders and volunteers.
  • Resourceful and innovative. Analytical. Excellent communicator & influencer.
  • High degree of grit and initiative.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for students.
  • Candidates should be eager to engage with students and families.

 

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