We might be biased here in the Oberlin College Admissions Office, but we think our jobs are awesome. We get paid to recruit amazing students to a cutting-edge college. We get to travel, meet inspiring students from around the world, and help them realize their dreams. Our work is principled, mission-driven, and affirming.
We also get to work together in an office with some of the coolest people you will ever meet, with a culture that prioritizes a balance between hard work and fun.
All that’s missing is you! Fortunately, we have an open position for a 12-month, full-time Administrative and Professional Staff position as an Admissions Counselor reporting to the Director of Admissions in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to recruiting students and evaluating admissions applications, you’ll join a project team and take responsibility for a special project area that matches your skills and interests.
Where might your particular set of skills benefit our collective work? Project areas include virtual and on-campus event planning, communications and social media, mentoring student staff, Slate CRM management, and/or access and diversity initiatives. We wear many hats, which means there are many ways in which your skills might be a great match with our office.
Enthusiastically and effectively promote the value of an Oberlin education to prospective students, parents, and school counselors. Assist with the implementation of procedures and programs for attracting, evaluating, and matriculating students. Participate in educational events, college fairs, information sessions, and recruitment activities as a representative of the college.
Essential Job Functions:
• Present Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences and Conservatory of Music to groups of students, parents, secondary school counselors and alumni.
• Interview and evaluate prospective applicants.
• Correspond with students, parents, guidance counselors, agencies and other constituencies.
• Assist with the development and implementation of admissions events, programs, and activities, which may include, but are not limited to campus visit, multicultural recruitment, alumni recruiting, and financial aid.
• Evaluate and present applications for admission to the Admissions Committee.
• Travel and/or Virtual recruitment for approximately 6-8 weeks a year, representing Oberlin’s distinctive educational opportunities for talented and diverse students at high schools, college fairs, agencies and conferences.