Admissions Counselor

Marlboro College - Marlboro, VT3.9


For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults. Its undergraduate students enjoy an 5:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

Marlboro College seeks to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the President. The Assistant will provide administrative services to the President and other senior staff members as required and will handle work of a confidential and proprietary nature.

Position Summary

Contribute to all areas of the admissions process at Marlboro College, a forward thinking and student oriented admissions office; includes thinking strategically about recruitment and building relationships with prospective students, high school guidance counselors, teachers, and schools.

The individual in this role in addition to managing an enrollment territory will advise, recruit, and review the credentials of transfer applicants and United States veterans applying for admission to Marlboro College.

Working Relationships

Works with Director of Admissions, Admissions staff, Financial Aid, students, faculty, and most College offices. External relationships include, but are not limited to students and their families, families of current students, alumni, school personnel, and other admissions officers.

General Responsibilities

Plan and manage the recruitment, admissions, and cultivation activities for specific geographic region(s) of the country. Primary responsibilities include developing strategy, cultivating and managing relationships, and reading applications from the designated territory.

Promote Marlboro College through college fairs, high school college nights, and events hosted by organizations that work with prospective students.

Meet with prospective students and their families; engage in substantive conversation about their work, interests, college search, etc.; answer questions about the College, its educational philosophy, curriculum, and facilities.

Maintain correspondence with prospective students and current applicants. This will include email and telephone contact, as well as in-person meetings throughout the territory.

Review applications for admission and make recommendations for admission. Participate in admissions decisions as a member of the Admissions Committee.

Work in a team-based approach to develop recruitment strategies for particular constituencies and/or regions. This may include analyzing data, researching trends, and learning about best practices from other institutions.

Promote a positive and congenial atmosphere and working relationship with students, employees, supervisors and other individuals that this position may come in contact with.

Use proper judgment to ensure efficiency of assigned duties on a daily basis and recommend improvements in work efficiency.

Assist with special projects as needed in the office.


Minimum education BA; experience with or appreciation for a liberal arts education preferred.

Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to accept sensitive/confidential information/situations and to facilitate initial handling/processing. Able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

High degree of computer literacy (including Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Docs, Internet, research). Experience with admissions-based software desired.

Must be able to work with limited direction, handle multiple tasks including detailed process issues. Must have a high attention to detail and accuracy and have strong organizational skills.

Valid United States drivers license required.

Working conditions and physical demands

Position requires extended use of personal computer. Majority of work performed in office environment. Travel to off-site locations required. Minor bending/reaching may be required. May require occasional weekend or holiday work schedule.

Job Type: Full-time


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)