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Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission

College of the Holy Cross
West Side, MA
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job Summary

This Admission Counselor/Assistant Director is responsible for assisting in the recruitment, evaluation, selection, and enrollment of first-year students. The counselor will interview students and speak with parents, travel to high schools and college fairs in their assigned (domestic, with the possibility of international) territories, work with secondary school counselors, and read and select applicants as a member of the Admission Committee. Preference will be given to candidates able to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule. Saturday responsibilities will include on-campus programming, virtual programming, travel, and application review.

Major Areas of Responsibility

● Plan and execute recruitment travel in assigned territories. Make presentations to schools and community-based organizations; establish lasting relationships with school counselors

● Evaluate candidates for admission. Interview candidates, read applications and assign evaluations to applicants; participate in the committee review and selection process

● Other duties as assigned (may include work with student volunteers, alumni, event planning, website maintenance, or other systems)

Minimum Qualifications

● Bachelor of Arts degree

● Energy and enthusiasm for the value of a Jesuit, liberal arts education

● Valid driver's license

● Preference will be given to candidates able to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule

● Admission Counselor is entry-level/Assistant Director will have 2 years of experience

Core Competencies

Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College's mission e.g.

● Dependability

● Flexibility

● Excellent Written & Verbal Communication

● Proficient Problem Solving, Innovation/Creativity

● Strong Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

● Ability to manage multiple responsibilities

● Enthusiasm for travel and new experiences

● Belief in the value of a Jesuit, Liberal Arts education

● Understands, values, and respects diversity as an individual, in a team, and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment


This is a full time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
  • 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
  • This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement - upon hire, candidates will need to live within commuting distance
  • Condensed summer 4-day work week
  • Tuition & Education benefits
  • Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:


Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's commitment to inclusive excellence ( Please provide examples of how you have integrated diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into your past work. For more information, please visit

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

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