Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, one of America’s premier liberal arts institutions, seeks a dynamic, creative, and innovative admissions professional to serve as an admissions counselor for the Office of Admissions.
The admissions counselor plays a pivotal role in the admissions process by recruiting nationally, counseling students and families about the college admissions process, interviewing prospective students, evaluating applications, advocating for students in admissions committee process, and managing campus programs. The Office of Admissions aims to cultivate, recruit, evaluate, and yield an academically strong, talented, and diverse student body. Our mission is to prepare bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. We recognize our position in the community and in the world as a powerful force for change. To that end, we have developed a statement and action plan to take greater responsibility in dismantling systemic racism. Please click here to read our full statement. Reporting to the director of admissions, the admissions counselor will join a team that is deeply involved in strategic conversations about the future of enrollment at the college.
We seek to have our staff reflect the changing demographics of our student body. Located in Connecticut’s capital, Hartford, Trinity College is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution. With over 2100 full time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the College maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. The College enjoys the benefit of being situated in an urban center and has strong academic, social and philanthropic connections to our home city of Hartford. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries with 21% students of color and 50% women. Just over 90% of students live in campus residences.
This is an exciting time to join our community. As the institution continues to implement its strategic plan—Summit—and prepares for its upcoming bicentennial celebration, the incumbent will have an opportunity to impact diversity initiatives at the college, while bringing forth the vision of a truly urban and global 21st century liberal arts college.
Duties and Responsibilities
Travel within a defined national or international territory to visit high schools and community-based organizations, attend college fairs and conduct special programs. Plan all aspects of travel, manage receipts, and prepare travel reports to meet Trinity policies and deadlines. The admissions counselor may need to travel for weeks at a time.
Help develop and coordinate recruitment and yield efforts to reflect the importance of diversity at the college. Candidates should have the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for travel and special events.
Interview and counsel prospective students and their families on the Trinity admissions process.
Conduct information sessions for prospective students, families, and other visitors to the college.
Read and evaluate applications and participate in the committee process to advocate for and select candidates for admission.
Cultivate strong professional relationships with secondary school counselors, community-based organizations, and independent educational consultants.
In consultation with the director of admissions, seek professional development opportunities to hone skills, understand the “bigger picture” in American higher education, and engage with professional organizations.
Uphold anti-racist work and the values noted in our Working to Dismantle Systemic Racism statement.
Additional duties may be assigned to accommodate the admissions counselor’s professional interests and/or fluctuating needs of the Office of Admissions.
Manage multiple projects concurrently while meeting expectations and deadlines.
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. Candidates who have worked as a tour guide, senior interviewer, or in other admission office roles during their undergraduate years will be given preference. Strong writing and public speaking skills are required, and the ability to work independently is key. The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain a college-issued credit card. The admissions counselor must have a passion for working with and serving as an advocate for students.
To apply for this job please visit trincoll.peopleadmin.com.