Regional Admissions Counselor (2 Positions Available)

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salaried; Exempt; Administrative; 12 months;

LOCATIONS:

• Columbus, OH (1 position available)
• Indianapolis, IN (1 position available)

DEPARTMENT: Admissions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the Regional Admissions Counselor is to recruit prospective students to apply and to educate these students and their families about Alma College and its programs. This is a remote position, and the candidate is expected to reside within the assigned territory. This position includes fairly extensive required year-round travel to high schools and colleges throughout the assigned territory. The candidate is required to give presentations and interact with large groups of prospective and admitted students, families, high school partners and educational partners. The candidate will develop and manage a pool of students throughout the enrollment funnel within their designated region. They will counsel, advise, and maintain positive contact with prospective students and their families regarding academic programs, admissions requirements, scholarships, and student life.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Regional Admissions Counselor will develop strategic partnerships with education constituents including counselors, principals, AP teachers, Alma College alumni, and parents. This position will plan and implement effective recruitment strategies utilizing market research and ongoing trend analysis to set goals and monitor progress; coordinate recruiting support activities with Alma College alumni; and develop initiatives to promote and encourage diversity. As part of the Admissions Team, the candidate will have necessary travel to campus for special
events, training, meetings, etc. This position will assume other related areas of responsibility as assigned or required by the Senior Director of Recruitment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• 1-3 years professional experience in admissions, recruitment, or non-profit work.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Must have strong communication skills both verbal and written.
• Experience or aptitude working with a CRM and technology resources.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
• Must be able to work alternative schedule, evenings and weekends as needed.
• This position requires frequent travel either by vehicle and/or travel by air.
• Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references, via email to careers@alma.edu.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.