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Requisition Number 17-0040
Post Date 7/27/2017
Title Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission
City Frederick
State MD

Under the direction of the Director of Admission, the Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission position is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of effective recruitment strategies and tactics that result in the successful recruitment of prospective students.


Student Recruitment (85%)

  • Develops and implements strategies to recruit undergraduate students from assigned geographic territory (requires 8 – 12 weeks of regional overnight travel in the fall and 2 – 4 weeks of travel in the spring). Activities include: analysis of past enrollment trends and current projections regarding regions which are likely to result in student enrollments; determination of travel and recruitment contacts; high school visits and college fair coverage; coordination with other staff members for fair or high school visit coverage by staff or alumnae, as needed;
  • Develops and implements specific recruitment events in the territory that might include coffee house events, special panel sessions at high schools, talks with honor societies and other high school organizations;
  • Establishes personal contacts with students, parents and guidance counselors through travel, e-mail, correspondence, and telephone contact; performs comprehensive follow-up on prospective students, interviews prospective students (may require evening hours);
  • Analyzes qualifications of prospective students utilizing established admission standards, guidelines and criteria; makes recommendations regarding admissions decisions and scholarship eligibility for students from assigned territory;
  • Gives presentations to groups of varying sizes regarding the admissions process, Hood College’s academic and extracurricular offerings, financial aid, and other related topics;
  • Provides detailed assistance for admitted students, including follow-up on financial aid, housing, registration for summer Orientation session, or other related issues;
  • This position requires local and some regional, state or national travel. A standard work-week may not apply, as support is needed for special projects or events. Job incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license.

General Admission Office Duties (15%)

  • Participates in special Admission events (requires evening and weekend hours);
  • Participates in regular staff meetings and assists with daily office functions as necessary;
  • Assists other counselors by covering college fairs or high school visits if needed;
  • Participates in training or other professional development activities;
  • Assist in coordination of a special projects within the Office.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree and two to four years of related experience in admission preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required. Familiarity with liberal arts colleges is preferred.

Technology Skills

Strong computer proficiency in internet applications, Office Suite Productivity products (such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel & PowerPoint), Salesforce CRM and ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications. Familiarity with general principles and components of admission data systems and student information systems.

Language Skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate the value of a residential, liberal arts education. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually by using a calculator or a spreadsheet application. Ability to apply analysis of trends concepts. Ability to use mathematical concepts in developing reports, monitoring expenses, and creating a budget for events.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. When saving documents, the file name should include the job requisition number, 17-0040. The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line".

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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