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Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission

The position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to relate to a broad range of constituents (students, parents, alumni, high school counselors, etc.), have an appreciation for and sensitivity to a variety of backgrounds and traditions from which students may come, and the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.


A more specific list of responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:

  • Traveling within a defined national territory to visit high schools, attend college fairs and conferences, and interview students.
  • Reading and evaluating applications and participating in the committee process to select candidates for admission.
  • Interviewing prospective candidates on and off-campus.
  • Conducting information sessions.
  • Answering admission inquiries from prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and others.
  • Planning and implementation of various on and off-campus programs and initiatives.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with high schools and community-based organizations.


And may include, but not be limited to:

  • Oversight of student volunteers and student employees (student interns, student interviewers, overnight hosts, tour guides, and in-office hosts).
  • Serving as liaison with other campus offices and/or departments.
  • Working with alumni admission volunteers.
  • Support of day-to-day admission processes.



A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position, as is a valid driver’s license. No prior admission experience is necessary at the Admission Counselor level; 2 years of experience in admission or related fields is expected for the Assistant Director level. This position would report directly to the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.


Please submit a resume and letter of interest by May 3, 2013 to Mary Maier, Associate Director of Admission, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA, 19041. Application materials can be emailed to


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