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Admissions Counselor

Vermont State University
East Johnson, VT
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job Classification Description: Admissions Counselor

Grade: 10


FLSA: Exempt


Recruit prospective students, interview applicants, review applications, participate in various recruitment-related special events and projects, coordinate and carry out one or more specialized admission functions. Work in one or more designated area(s) such as geographic territories, programmatic areas (for example, certain academic areas or athletics), and communication and yield management. Primary assignments may change over time with the needs of the College and are augmented by projects and event responsibilities.

  • Represent the college as a student recruiter: visit high schools to meet with guidance counselors and students, attend college fairs, develop useful professional contacts, and so forth. Where an admissions counselor's designated area is a specific program or group of programs, act as a liaison between Admissions and the faculty or staff responsible for the program in planning for and executing recruiting duties.
  • Interview students applying for admission to the college.
  • Review admission applications and recommend action.
  • Assist in planning and participate in various special events and projects related to assigned admission functions.
  • Coordinate and carry out one or more specialized admission functions, such as serving as athletic liaison, handling applications from nontraditional students (transfers, continuing education, etc.), and the like.
  • Perform various administrative tasks, such as maintaining logs and other records of activities, preparing reports, scheduling travel.
  • Confer regularly with supervisor, other Admissions staff, faculty, alumni, and others to plan, coordinate, and evaluate activities, exchange information, resolve problems, and the like.
  • Assist the director or other senior Admissions personnel in planning and implementing various Admissions programs, systems, and the like.
  • Keep abreast of current LSC programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimal supervision is received from the Director or Associate Director of Admissions


Bachelor's degree, with master's degree in student personnel services or other appropriate discipline desirable, plus one to three years of relevant admissions experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Good knowledge of admissions operations; previous VSC experience desirable.
  • Ability to travel extensively. (Must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.)
  • Good reading, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with high school students, parents, guidance counselors, students/faculty/ staff/alumni, and others, requiring group speaking, individual interviewing/advising, and "sales" skills.
  • Good understanding of the educational goals and objectives of the institution.

Location: Admissions Counselor(s) will be located at the five major campus locations of Vermont State University. This position will be based at VTSU-Johnson. Management reserves the right to determine the necessary number at each location based on day-to-day operational needs.

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification. Other duties as assigned are anticipated and expected.

Vermont State University is a part of the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS). VSCS values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. VSCS strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. VSCS is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact our HR office for assistance with accommodations at

NOTE: This job is subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

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