Position Overview & Responsibilities

The Office of Admission at Merrimack College is looking for a highly motivated Senior Admission Counselor. The Senior Admission Counselor will be an integral part of the team and responsible for recruiting and enrolling new undergraduate students. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a recruitment plan for an assigned recruitment territory, which may be primary, secondary, and/or tertiary markets. As a member of the Admission team, the Senior Admission Counselor is expected to actively participate in the myriad of on and off-campus activities designed to recruit, admit, and enroll an entering class that meets institutional goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide exceptional customer service, by establishing channels of communication with prospective students to introduce them to and inform them of Merrimack College.
  • Counsel and advise prospective students, their families, secondary school counselors, and other community members about the admissions process and effectively communicate Merrimack’s value proposition.
  • Represent Merrimack College by attending college fairs/nights, individual visits to high schools, group information sessions & workshops for students, parents, and school counselors.
  • Plan and implement recruitment travel for extensive periods of time throughout the United States.
  • Assist students in the application process through encouragement, answering questions, and providing other advice.
  • Read and evaluate applications for admission and participate in the admission committee that makes admission decisions.
  • Develop and maintain a network of school and education counselor contacts. Continue to maintain relationships throughout the year; keeping these contacts apprised of current news about the Merrimack community.
  • Participate in all signature admission events including Academic Preview Day, Open House, and Admitted Student Day, as well as Welcome Center counselor coverage.
  • Share responsibility for meeting institutional enrollment goals.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to and experience with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Cross-cultural competence and ability to communicate effectively with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • 1 - 3 years experience working in higher education, admission & enrollment preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights & weekends, & travel independently for extended periods of time with overnights. Valid U.S. Driving license required.
  • Superior written, verbal, and public speaking communication skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with prospective students, parents, school counselors, alumni, colleagues, and members of the Merrimack community.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organization, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to thrive in a data-orientated, analytical environment.
  • Experience with Slate CRM preferred.

Merrimack College is committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community, based on the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith, and our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • A resume and cover letter.
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College:

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 6/20/22

Position Code: 144