Wells College seeks a talented and goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year and transfer students, parents and families, school counselors, and other key audiences. Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor will plan and coordinate activities to meet and exceed enrollment goals, participate in on-campus recruiting events, provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families, serve as student and family advocate and review applications in order to provide recommendations for admission decisions.
Requires a bachelor’s degree and preference will be given to candidates that possess one or more of the following: master’s degree, excellent technical and computer skills, the ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making, proficiency with social media and content management, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and proficiency in multiple languages (Spanish proficiency preferred). The candidate must also possess a passion for engaging with prospective students and families, a commitment to the value of private higher education rooted in the liberal arts, a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to speak publicly and interact with students and families in a variety of formats. In addition, they must have strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, handle confidential information, be detail oriented, have the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines.
Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.
In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.
Applications should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials submitted should be in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
About Wells College
The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.