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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for an Admissions Counselor. Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts with employer match, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

The Counselor must understand the philosophy of a liberal arts education and assist students and their families in finding an acceptable fit between educational goals and financial constraints. The staff professional must also understand the College Strategic Plan and the importance of the admissions goals within the Plan. The position requires significant travel and the ability to set goals, manage time, and achieve results within an assigned area requiring minimal supervision. Since a major aspect of this position entails attending and handling off-campus recruitment activities, the Admission Counselor must value working independently with students, families, high school personnel, and colleagues from other colleges. An appreciation for diversity and effective verbal and written communication skills are required.

The work is highly seasonal in nature. Fall activities include considerable travel to high schools, college fairs and off-site interviews, as well as participation in on-campus programs. Winter and spring seasons focus on on-campus student interviews, file reading and making admission decisions, applicant follow-up, travel to high schools and college fairs, and yield programs. Summer focuses on group and individual prospective student sessions, evaluation of strategies, organizing campus visits and information days plus preparation for the next enrollment season. Each of these activities requires different skills.

The Admission Counselor must quickly build a professional base of higher education and admissions knowledge and network. Information gained from regional and national colleagues assists in achieving both individual and institutional goals.


• Bachelor’s degree required with a major in a liberal arts discipline

• Valid driver’s license with two or less points.

• Excellent writing and verbal skills are essential.

• Excellent interpersonal communications skills required

• Must be committed to the value of a liberal arts education.

• Must be comfortable speaking in front of large groups.

• Ability to utilize software packages related to admissions.


To apply

For a complete job description including qualifications and to apply, please go to the college’s employment website. Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Open until filled.


McDaniel College is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status.


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