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Admission Counselor

Delaware Valley University
Job Location:
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Admissions and Enrollment

Delaware Valley University is accepting candidates for Admission Counselors.

About the University

Founded in 1896, DelVal is an academically rigorous interdisciplinary university dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. Today, its more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to the University's mission to provide a functional, hands-on learning environment for students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several fields of study. DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degree programs and is one of the few higher education institutions that requires an experiential learning component that is award-winning. DelVal has received numerous accolades including being named to Princeton Review's 2022 "Best in the Northeast" and U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "Best Regional Universities-North" lists.

Nestled in Bucks County, PA, known for its picturesque landscapes, DelVal is only 30 miles north of Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by regional rail located on campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Represent Delaware Valley University by conducting recruitment travel to college fairs, high schools, and other off-campus events to an assigned territory in order to meet stated goals
  • Build and cultivate relationships with and assist prospective students and families throughout all phases of the admission process (inquiry through enrollment)
  • Assist with Alumni - Admissions & Aggies in the Classroom Recruitment Initiatives.
  • Conduct interviews, appointments, and group information sessions for prospective students and their families
  • Conduct and maintain regular phone, email, direct mail, and other contact with prospective students, parents throughout admissions/enrollment process
  • Develop in-depth knowledge about DelVal, the academic and extracurricular programs and articulate these messages to prospective students, families, guidance counselors and the community
  • Review application files for admission and make appropriate recommendations for admission decisions using stated criteria
  • Build relationships with parents, guidance counselors, and DelVal academic departments and other constituents of the Admission Office
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication, public speaking, interpersonal, and student service skills
  • High Energy
  • Determination to meet recruitment goals
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Team building, analytical, administrative and organizational ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness for overnight travel
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also work independently
  • Ability to work with students, parents, university staff and faculty
  • Proficient in the usage of computer-based program data including Microsoft Office, admission management data programs and other technologies
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • No prior experience necessary
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
  • Office or computer room
  • Typically sitting at a desk or table
  • Evenings and weekends as needed
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Travel (>1000 mi/month) during the peak recruitment seasons of September - November/March - May
  • Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less

Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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