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Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission

Franklin & Marshall College
Job Location:
Lancaster, 17604-3003
Admissions and Enrollment

Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a full-time Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission. 

Job Details:

  • Location: F&M Campus - Lancaster, PA
  • Classification: Full-time / Exempt 
  • Schedule: 40 hours, Monday - Friday. Some evenings and weekend work required.
  • Reports to: Associate Director of Admission
  • Department: Enrollment Management

Job Description:

The Admission Counselor is responsible for the identification, recruitment, and evaluation of promising prospective students within the assigned territory. The Admission Counselor will build and manage relationships, on behalf of Franklin & Marshall College, with prospective students, parents, and secondary school counselors in the assigned territory. The Admission Counselor will evaluate admission applications and make decisions/recommendations regarding the admission of prospective students. The Admission Counselor travels extensively during peak recruitment periods, locally and nationally, and participates in on campus recruitment events, which may include evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Builds, manages, and maintains a recruitment strategy in the assigned territory by representing F&M and its distinctive programs and co-curricular offerings at recruitment events (e.g. school visits, college fairs, etc.) to identify and cultivate potential applicants. Meet one on one with identified potential applicants, as necessary, to promote F&M and encourage application. Conduct both live and virtual informational sessions and prospective student meetings.
  • Serves as the primary contact for secondary school counselors, secondary school administrators, and community-based organizations to provide accurate and persuasive information about F&M to foster strong partnerships and develop an applicant pipeline.
  • Serve as a partner to counsel and provide pre-advising to a diverse set of prospective students, parents, and high school counselors about the admissions process.
  • Review and evaluate admission applications of prospective first-year and transfer students for the purpose of making admissions decisions or recommendations to Franklin & Marshall College.
  • Lead information sessions and student, family, and counselor meetings; all in support of F&M's daily visit program.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of recruitment strategies for students from targeted areas and underrepresented populations and tracks recruiting efforts to better manage the assigned territory.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Entry level position; no experience required. (3+ years of experience to be considered at the Assistant Director of Admission level).
  • Because this position requires driving for college business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors. Click HERE.
  • Ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of higher education experience.
  • Prior customer service or sales experience.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.

Franklin & Marshall College strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. 

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events. To learn more about our Benefits, please visit our Benefits Page.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

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