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Admissions Counselor

Temple University
William Penn Annex West, PA
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Temple University's Tyler School of Art and Architecture is searching for an Admissions Counselor.

Become a part of the Temple family and you will have access to the following:

Full medical, dental, vision coverage

Paid time off

11 Paid Holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving & a winter break)

Tuition remission - eligible employees can obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree TUITION FREE

A hybrid work schedule

A generous retirement plan and so much more!

The Admissions Counselor is responsible for recruiting undergraduate freshmen, transfer and graduate students, representing the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. Recruitment duties include portfolio reviews, developing and managing a recruitment territory, travel to high schools, college fairs, community colleges, colleges, portfolio review sessions and other professional and recruitment events to represent and give presentations about Tyler School of Art and Architecture programs and to provide guidance on AED programs to students, teachers, parents, and guidance counselors. Other duties include assisting in planning and participating in on-campus events; communicating with prospective students in person, by phone, through social media, in writing, and in group presentations; leading special interest groups and high profile guests through Tyler and the enrollment process; evaluating admission applications and responding to appeals from students, parents, and guidance counselors; tracking and reviewing applications; reviewing undergraduate portfolios; enrolling an academically accomplished and diverse student body; and serving as the Tyler and Architecture & Environmental Design Admissions liaison to Temple University when appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required with a minimum of 1 year of directly related experience in an academic setting in higher education or related field.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Must be able to assess, critique, and evaluate portfolios of work in areas relative to Tyler School of Art and Architecture programs.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills
  • Must have ability to work nights and many weekends
  • Must have valid driver's license, insurance and access to automobile for off-campus recruitment travel; must be able to read maps effectively. Also required to use air or rail travel.
  • Knowledge and use of personal computers and database management required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Maintains a positive and objective "customer service" approach and attitude even when confronted with difficult, highly emotional student/parents; advising and counseling situations.

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in art and design or related field.

This position requires a background check and FBI fingerprint clearances.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved. For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

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