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Anticipated Opening - Admission Counselor

Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #688
Friday, February 24, 2023

Albright College is seeking applications for an anticipated opening for Admission Counselor. This full-time position, reporting to the Director of Admission is responsible for a full range of recruitment/travel territory management activities in support of the Admission office. The focus of this position is the recruitment, engagement, nurturing, and development of prospective students.

Admission responsibilities include student recruitment, counseling, interviewing and group presentations for undergraduate students; recruitment travel outreach, applicant engagement and cultivation, and application read; and a number of specialty project-oriented tasks assigned by the Director of Admission that could include: project management, technology and social media skills; content writing; and, relational building with on-campus and off-campus groups.

Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion within the staff and across a culturally diverse campus while celebrating people of all statuses and identities. This commitment must shine through all job functions including but not limited to, recruitment of prospective students, staff training, and implementation of project areas and programs. At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Counsel prospective students and families throughout the admission stages of prospect to matriculation including contact at high schools, college fairs, interviews and on-campus programs.

2.Utilize the mediums of text, email, phone calls, in-person counseling sessions, and virtual meetings to build relationships and manage student population.

3.Assume responsibility for recruitment and outreach in a designated territory establishing and maximizing relationships with school counseling staff and knowledge of regions school systems.

4.Maintain flow of quality prospective students analyzing trends in enrollment and marketing activities.

5.Review and read applications making admission and scholarship decisions and recommendations.

6.Represent the Admission office in both on and off campus meetings, including academic departments, PACAC; SLATE PA Users Group, high school visits and college fairs, weekend recruitment programs.

7.Initiate changes to admission pages of the website and student portal through campus awareness, coding and technical support.

8.Organize calendar of social media updates and create content.

9.Provide other necessary assistance in order to meet the department’s enrollment plan and the College’s strategic agenda.



a.Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

b.Knowledge of social media platforms and ability to maintain office pages.


a.Must possess a dynamic personality.

b.Strong attention to detail and proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and responsibilities

c.Strong initiative and ability to be flexible and appropriately address constituents needs

d.Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

e.Exemplary interpersonal skills with a focus on student service

f.Ability to work collaboratively with others as a part of a team approach

g.Effectively perform work responsibilities in an unsupervised, in a self-directed manner.

h.Ability to understand and access resources in order to coordinate complex projects and operations

i.Familiarity with the Microsoft Office platform and ease in using new technologies.

j.The ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to files, correspondence, reports and other information.

k.Knowledgeable of or willingness to learn the admission and financial aid process and timelines.

l.Experience with virtual platforms – Zooms, Microsoft Teams, video chatting, etc.


a.Bachelor’s degree expected


a.Drivers license required.

b.Child clearances required.

Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.

About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students 
exceed their own expectations.

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and back
Ugrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity.  In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position.  Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.

About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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  • Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America