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Position Title: Regional Admission Counselor

Overview:

Olin College in Needham, MA is a community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to its mission to transform engineering education. We seek team-oriented individuals interested in supporting a student-centered and innovative environment by excelling at their own immediate responsibilities and contributing to the college as a whole.

As a privately funded national laboratory for engineering education and an institution committed to people-inspired engineering, Olin is devoted to recruiting and enrolling a diverse student body. The Olin College Office of Admission and Financial Aid blends both traditional and innovative recruitment and enrollment strategies to bring intelligent, adventurous, and entrepreneurial students to the college. This process draws approximately 6,000 inquiries and roughly 1,100 applications, and attracts nearly a thousand visitors to campus annually. Olin is ranked by US News and World Report (2017) as the #3 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, (non-doctoral) is poised for continued success in the future. Olin recognizes achievement inside and outside the classroom of every admitted student through the Olin Tuition Scholarship which covers half the annual tuition for 8 semesters of study. In addition to the Olin Tuition Scholarship, Olin meets demonstrated need for eligible US citizens and permanent resident.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Admission, the Regional Admission Counselor will participate in the full range of highly-selective recruitment and selection activities. The Regional Admission Counselor will be located remotely and travel territory will be determined at the time of hiring.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the recruitment efforts of the College as a member of the Admission and Financial Aid team; represent Olin to prospective students and families on- and off- campus; plan and present group information sessions; participate in all aspects of admission counseling for prospective students and parents. Commitments include:
    • Four to five weeks fall recruitment travel
    • One week professional development (may require travel) via NACAC, College Board, etc.
    • Possible one to two weeks spring recruitment (Case studies, new schools/CBO prospecting, college fairs, etc.)
    • Up to six trips to campus: Women’s Open House, Fall Open House and/or BOW Counselor Fly-in program, three Candidates’ Weekends, Staff Retreat
    • Remote participation: weekly staff meeting (during active months), two Admission Committee Meetings in January and March

 

  • Manage a recruitment territory and build relationships with high school counselors and community-based organizations through travel and ongoing communication.
  • Review applications for admission, for both academic and culture fit for the College. Make recommendations to the Admission Committee.

 

  • Support the recruitment of students traditionally underrepresented in engineering toward the goal of increased representation at the College.
  • Admission portfolio responsibilities will be contingent upon experience, but may include some of the following: coordination of alumni admission program; counselor relations program; website content management and development; etc. 

 

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Admission and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.

 

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor's degree required; minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience, preferably in a selective admission program; strong technical skills, including Microsoft Office, CRMs, and student information systems (Slate preferred), valid driver's license; ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Required Skills and Characteristics:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Discretion and professional judgement
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Hardworking, flexible and adaptable
  • Capability to see the big picture and reprioritize their work accordingly
  • Ability to work unsupervised and take initiative on projects
  • Team-orientation and willingness assist other staff when appropriate

 

Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Interested Candidates

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@olin.edu

Non-discrimination/Affirmative Action Statement

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate in admission, programs, services or employment—including the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of persons in all job classifications—on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.