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Admissions Counselor - Office of Admissions

Apply now Job no: 502810
Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Partial Remote, Bethlehem
Categories: Administrative Services

Staff in this entry-level professional position are responsible for carrying out recruitment, selection, and enrollment strategies directed by senior leadership within the Office of Admissions. Qualifications will include strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, flexibility regarding assigned duties, and a commitment to working with both internal and external constituents that support annual recruitment priorities and goals. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

Position Number: S89130 & S98060 (TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE)

This position is a Grade: 7- 40 with an approximate salary range of $38,500-$46,220 and is subject to change based on experience, skills and qualifications

Lehigh University offers a comprehensive and family friendly benefits package which includes but is not limited to Health Care, Retirement and Educational benefits. Information can be found on our website at

1. Management of a designated domestic recruitment market, cultivation of relationships with external constituents such as prospective high school students, guidance counselors, local alumni and representatives from community-based organizations
*Create an annual travel plan of 4-8 weeks in length to an assigned domestic recruitment market, including 4-5 daily visits to both public and private high schools to interact with prospective students and guidance counselors regarding key institutional signatures
*Create opportunities to engage with community-based organizations within the designated domestic recruitment market
*Coordinate follow-up communications with prospective students and counselors in order to cultivate strong relationships with Lehigh University

2. Evaluation of admissions applications from both first-year and transfer students
*Read and evaluate applications for admission based on a holistic rubric that factors a number of academic and non-academic variables, applying institutional values and goals
*Understand and interpret a variety of high school (first-year) and college level (transfer) grading systems according to school profiles. Development of an understanding of different curricula, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and college-level courses, in relation to academic strengths and potential for success in a rigorous college environment. This includes developing an understanding of international grading systems
*Engage in an application review process for five months of a calendar year. Fulfill application reading goals on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule

3. Execution of daily on-campus recruitment strategies
*Public presentation of information sessions to large and small groups of campus visitors, including use of PowerPoint and video tools
*Engage in individual interviews with prospective students as assigned
*Interaction with a variety of internal campus constituents during open houses and admitted student events

4. Assignment to any number of office projects, including those associated with marketing/communications, diversity recruitment, technology, campus visitation, alumni volunteers. Student volunteer and/or international admissions
*Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible as duties are assigned across a number of admissions-sponsored recruitment initiatives: annual open houses, weekend visitation and campus fly-in programs, alumni engagement and admitted student receptions
*Provide support as assigned for any number of strategies developed by senior staff designed to appeal to prospective students first-year and transfer according to an annual calendar
*Contribute to the successful execution of existing or emerging recruitment strategies

Special Considerations

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing an accommodation for any part of the interview or hiring process may contact Lehigh's Accommodations Specialist at

Ability to work weekends during peak periods

This position works with minors

This position is responsible for driving University-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required

The duties of this position may allow the employee to work partially remote as deemed appropriate by their supervisor 


Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience

0-1 years of related work experience

Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships

Strong comprehensive evaluation and assessment techniques

Proficient in executing daily recruitment strategies

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety.  Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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