Admission Counselor, International TerritoriesEmployer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/87375
An Admission Counselor is responsible for representing Bard College to multiple constituencies, including prospective students and their families, Bard Alumni/ae, and school/community contacts. Reporting to the Director of Admission this counselor engages in recruiting initiatives and follow-up to meet application and enrollment goals. A counselor manages planning and follow-up of recruitment activities including high/secondary school visits, college fairs, prospective family and counselor receptions, and individual meetings and interviews for assigned geographic areas. Secondary responsibilities include new recruitment program development and implementation, and other duties as assigned. This is a full-time, 12-month per year, exempt position.
The territories of the International Admission Counselor include but are not limited to: Latin America, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and parts of SouthEast Asia. The international Admission Counselor should also coordinate travel and recruitment strategies with Bard’s East Asia Representative. The International Admission Counselor is not necessarily required to live near the Annandale campus but the position requires one year of training (one full admission cycle) on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900 undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic engagement.
Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education.
Description of Duties:
- Admission travel, recruitment and counseling:
- Fall recruitment takes place from September through November (sometimes starting in August) and spring recruitment takes place from March through May with occasional travel for fairs, trainings and conferences during the summer months
- Travel for up to 20 weeks out of the year covering school visits, college fairs, prospective and admitted student events (sometimes coordinated with Alumni/ae Affairs and Development and other Bard College Offices)
- Represent Bard College through high/secondary school visits, college fairs, community college visits, counselor functions, alumni/ae receptions, community-based organizations
- Act as Bard’s United World College Liaison
- Plan, develop, and implement outreach and recruitment activities to meet undergraduate-enrollment goals considering enrollment history and other relevant data
- Meet with and advise prospective students and their families about the college selection process and provide information about opportunities available to them at Bard
- Conduct interviews for prospective students
- Manage recruitment-related correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls) with students from designated recruitment territory.
- Initiate outreach and recruitment messages and respond to inquiries for information about Bard College programs, application status, and other information essential to the college selection and admission processes
- Represent Bard College at networking events and conferences such as the summer International Association of College Admission Counselors (IACAC)
- Participate in office trainings
Other Duties as assigned:
- When available, participate in on-campus programs such as Fall Open House, Admitted Students Day.
- Attend workshop days and case study events at the request of individual high/secondary schools
- Coordinate events with Alumni/ae Affairs, Development and Bard College Berlin when appropriate
- Assist the Director of Admission special projects and tasks as assigned
Experience, Skills & Education:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Worked in Higher Education for at least a year, preferably as an Admission Counselor
- Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
- Ease in using and learning technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data
- Self-motivated with ability to function independently
- Good writing, communication, and time management skills
- Highly organized
- Experience with traveling internationally (must have a valid passport)
- Ability to organize trips, buy tickets, make hotel reservations, and coordinate travel plans
- Ability to work some irregular hours and travel on occasional nights and weekends
- Good knowledge of the visa process and other international student requirements
- Experience with Microsoft Office applications
- Knowledge of Technolutions Slate is ideal
- Ability to lift packages and boxes of brochures for travel
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three contact references and a diversity statement to interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/87375
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.