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Educating girls since 1772, Salem Academy fosters compassionate and creative leaders, prepared for college and life, who chart their paths with character, curiosity, and courage. Salem Academy seeks an Admissions Counselor beginning in August 2019. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan to assist in the recruitment process. The Admissions Counselor will represent Salem Academy during on and off-campus events. The position will develop and maintain in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of Salem’s academic and extracurricular programs, as well as the expertise to conduct campus tours as needed.
This position is a full-time, benefit eligible position.
Salem Academy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law
Among the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, the Admissions Counselor will:
Serves as a member of the Admissions team in the Office of Admissions at Salem Academy and College
Develops and implements a strategic plan to assist in the recruitment process
Represents Salem Academy during on and off-campus events.
Develops and maintains in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of Salem’s academic and extracurricular programs; conducts campus tours as needed.
Responsible for identifying, recruiting, admitting and enrolling academically qualified students in accordance with the philosophy of Salem Academy
Maintains frequent contact with students, parents and counselors, demonstrating a level of understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all students
Responsible for seasonal travel, including visits with prospective students at fairs, individual school, and planned social events
Manages the evaluation of completed files by making initial decisions for prospective students
Provides guidance through the application and scholarship process to prospective students and their families
Assists other Admissions Team members; maintains a positive work atmosphere by communicating effectively with students, students’ parents, faculty, co-workers and managers.
Strong computer skills to include: Google suite, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and the ability to conduct Internet research.
Demonstrated ability to exercise effective independent judgment
Ability to be prepare and analyze statistical information for tracking and reporting
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
Strong organizational and planning skills with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines along with attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills; must possess the skills to collaborate, communicate and cooperatively work with faculty, staff and administration.
Strong written and presentation skills
Committed to the values and environment of an educational institution and its mission and goals.
Ability to deal effectively with confidential information.
Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed
Ability to travel extensively; must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
While performing the responsibilities of the Academy Admissions Counselor, the employee is required to sit for varying lengths of time; bend, reach, lift, push, and pull up to 40 pounds; occasionally stand, walk, and kneel and regularly ascend/descend stairs; use hands and fingers to handle or feel and manipulate keys on a keyboard; perform extended periods of work at a computer workstation, viewing computer monitor; perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and receive detailed information through oral communication; express and exchange ideas by means of spoken word; and work in an office setting.
Salary for the position will be commensurate with education and experience. Salem Academy also offers various health plan options, tuition waivers, generous paid time off, access to academic, arts, and athletic programming on campus, and the ability to work in a diverse educational setting on a historic property.