Job Description

Admission Counselor (Admission)
Danville, KY, United States of America
$0.00 - $0.00


Centre College is a premier national liberal arts college that serves approximately 1,400 students and provides a supportive community and a flexible, personal academic path to a meaningful life and career. Founded in 1819, Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, students, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $420 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.

Centre welcomes and supports diversity. The College strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, where individuals can exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view our Statement of Community.

Located in Danville, KY, the historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.

Job Skills / Requirements

The Admission Counselor is responsible for recruiting, counseling, and assisting prospective students and their families in the admission process, managing geographic territories to meet recruitment goals, carrying out daily operations of the office, and development of, and contributions towards projects as assigned. This individual reports to the Director of Admission. 
Essential Job Functions:
·       Conduct market research, cultivate and manage counselor and high school relationships, and maintain correspondence with students and families. 
·       Coordinate recruitment activities for assigned recruitment territory, including high school visits, recruitment events, student interviews and meetings, alumni meetings, email, text and phone campaigns, and other recruitment activities to meet application and enrollment goals for recruitment territory.
·       Contribute to projects and special events as assigned, developing an action plan, and implementing activities required by project, including electronic and print mailings, virtual resources, volunteer coordination, and delegation of tasks to other staff members.
·       Conduct up to eight weeks of recruitment travel in the fall and up to four weeks in the spring. Responsible for planning and preparation for travel.
·       Meet with prospective students and their families for individual and group information sessions on a daily basis. Counsel students and families on the admission and financial aid process. Articulate the features and benefits of a top-tier, nationally-ranked liberal arts and sciences education and residential experience.
·       Regularly offer presentations to guests before guided campus tours.
·       Attend open houses and other on-and-off campus events for admission.
·       Participate in occasional weekend information sessions for campus visitors.
·       Read and evaluate applications for admission and scholarship consideration. Recommend appropriate admission decision for admission candidates and participate in scholarship evaluation committee meetings.
·       Attend weekly meetings with the counseling staff and supervisor.
·       Maintain professionalism, build, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with members of the Centre College community, high school counselors, community-based organizations, and other constituencies with which the admissions office interacts.
·       Appreciation of, sensitivity to, respect for, and commitment to a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff who represent various factors such as ability, age, citizenship status, class, ethnicity, faith background, gender expression, gender identity, geographic region, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and sexual orientation that comprise individual and group expressions of identity.
Marginal Job Functions:
·       Participate actively in professional organizations.
·       Enthusiastically participate in all staff activities.
·       Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Admission Counselor Entry Requirements:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and related experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required, as well as organizational skills. Candidates should understand the nature and purpose of a residential liberal arts and sciences experience. Basic computer skills needed to utilize admission specific software, spreadsheets and calendars, and virtual resources. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team is important. Empathy and humor are crucial. Valid driver’s license is required. 
Physical Requirements:
Limited pushing and lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.
Must be able to travel to assigned geographic territory. Mobility on campus necessary.

TO APPLYInterested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at 

Employment at Centre | Centre College (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelors degree preferred

Additional Information / Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Caregiver Support Program and Employee Assistance Program
Long-Term Disability
Paid Time Off, Holidays and Sick Time
Holiday Shutdown Period
Staff Education and Development
Tuition Benefit for Dependent Children 
Gym Access
Pet Insurance
Free Library Access
Campus Bookstore Discounts
Discounted Norton Center Tickets

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift, Weekends, Summers.

Relocation is not provided and travel is required frequently

Number of Openings for this position: 1