Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions

Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Admissions and Financial Aid
Date:  07/12/2019

POSITION VACANCY

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment


The admissions counselor/assistant director of admissions manages a portfolio of projects and initiatives and participates in multiple aspects of the admissions and financial aid process: conducting information sessions, managing an admissions recruitment territory, reviewing applications for admission, and traveling to high schools, community-based organizations, and college fairs. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Evaluate admissions and financial aid application materials and provide recommendations for first-year and transfer applicants
  • Direct the recruitment of students from an assigned geographic region, leading outreach and engagement efforts and traveling to high schools, community-based organizations, recruitment events, and college fairs approximately 7-10 weeks annually
  • Manage a portfolio of admissions counselor projects, utilizing qualitative and quantitative data to inform strategic planning, decision-making, and implementation efforts
  • Lead group information sessions, conduct professional development workshops, and advise students, families, and counselors on Colby’s admissions and financial aid processes
  • Participate in implementing the general activities of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
  • 0-3 years of relevant experience; experience in higher education preferred
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong, self-motivated work ethic, high energy, and competitive spirit
  • Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences
  • Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and ability to exercise discretion
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Willingness to travel by air is required at the time of hiring and throughout the term of employment
KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
The admissions counselor/assistant director of admissions has significant interaction with prospective students and their families, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Several weeks of domestic travel and frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may be necessary.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

 

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to hr@colby.edu. Please do not submit duplicate materials.

 
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

For more information about the College, please visit our web site: www.colby.edu.