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12 Apr 2019

Admission Counselor (Part Time)

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Job Description

Admission counselors serve as an important part of the Office of Admission’s recruitment efforts, identifying good candidates for admission and encouraging their application and enrollment at the College. The Admission Counselor is responsible for conducting in-person and Skype interviews; meeting with students and parents to discuss the student’s qualifications and the College’s offerings; and the execution of the admitted student program, A Closer Look.

Admission Counselors are responsible for evaluating and recording all interviews and following up with prospective students during the year, including phone, email, and written correspondence. Admission Counselors also follow up with faculty, athletics coaches, and admission staff. 

The Admission Counselor is also responsible for the collaboration and planning of the Admission program A Closer Look. This may include, but is not limited to, creating the program schedule, managing registration and special requests, reserving rooms, working with catering, and arranging speakers.

This is a part time position, and will work no more than 999 hours per year.  Actual yearly hours and work schedule required will be discussed at interview.  

Part-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff enjoy access to all College facilities, including dining venues to suit all tastes, free access to recreation and fitness facilities for the employee dependent family members, free access to College libraries, plus free or reduced access to most College performances, lectures, and events, on-site professional development workshops, and health and wellness activities.  Discounts are available on Lancaster YMCA memberships, long-term care insurance, and the campus bookstore.  Medical benefits are not available to part-time employees.


A bachelor’s degree is required.  A familiarity with liberal arts education is required.  Experience with interviewing and event planning is strongly preferred.  The preferred candidate will also have strong communication skills, empathy, good judgement, organization skills, and a strong attention to detail.   The ability to keep confidential information confidential is essential to this job.   The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is also essential.

Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) mandatory training must be completed prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors.  

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

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