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Admissions Counselor

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Other, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is accepting applications for two Admissions Counselor positions. Admissions Counselors will report to the Senior Associate Director of Recruitment and work closely with the Travel and Events Manager. Working collaboratively with a team of directors and counselors, Admissions Counselors will plan, implement, and administer programs and initiatives designed to target, recruit, and enroll students in undergraduate degree programs.

Key responsibilities include:

Extensive recruitment travel and management of a travel territory (including evening, weekend, and extended overnight travel)
Conducting recruitment presentations in high schools, community centers, and attending college fairs across the country
Assisting with the coordination and execution of admissions and university affiliated events and programming
Serving as an ambassador for Virginia Tech to visiting prospective students and families
Advising potential first-year and transfer students on admissions procedures, policies, and pathways
Assisting with the review of applications for admission independently and as a committee member

Must be willing to work a schedule that includes frequent evenings, weekends, holidays and out-of-town travel.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and admissions experience with education and experience equivalent to graduate level degree; a strong sense of self accountability and a desire for excellence; exemplary interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills and ability to work with individuals as well as large groups; comfortability working with diverse populations; availability for evening and weekend work and extensive overnight travel; computer proficiency with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (or similar) and willingness to learn and work with new software applications; valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the above: prior experience in admissions, student services, or related higher education setting; experience with event planning; familiarity with admissions based technology; multilingual.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Budget Max of $42,500

Review Date

Open Until Filled

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

This position is not eligible for VISA sponsorship. 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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