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Admissions Counselor

Apply now Job no: 494640
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: Enrollment Management and Student Success, Drexel University, Professional Staff

About Drexel  

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary


The Admissions Counselor serves as one of the primary contacts for prospective students and their families, school counselors, advisors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. This position is responsible for recruiting, selecting and yielding undergraduate students to various programs at Drexel University.

The Admissions Counselor interacts with prospective students through individual meetings,
information sessions, and campus events to build relationships, answer questions, and explain
the benefits of attending Drexel University. Responsibilities include managing an inquiry and
applicant pool, reviewing applications (both domestic and international) for the purpose of
making admissions decisions within their designated application pool including working with
applicants regarding missing materials, and managing the relationship from point of application through enrollment. The Admissions Counselor also counsels accepted students through the enrollment process to facilitate a smooth transition to Drexel.

The Admissions Counselor travels extensively during peak recruitment periods – locally,
nationally, and internationally – and participates in on campus recruitment events, which
includes evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions 

  • Recruiting prospective students through visiting high schools, college fairs, community events, and making presentations to classrooms, community events, virtual fairs and college fairs within a designated territory.
  • Conducting informational sessions and prospective student meetings.
  • Serving as the primary contact to prospective students and their family, school counselors, advisors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process.
  • Creating and maintaining professional relationships with school counselors, advisors, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college section process.
  • Developing relationships with prospective students through multiple mediums, including individual appointments, telephone, email, social media sites and video/virtual chat.
  • Working with campus partners to disseminate all necessary information to prospective students.
  • Preparing, maintaining and distributing both regular and ad hoc inquiry and applicant reports designed to keep the team up-to-date on the status of the applicant pool.
  • Managing the inquiry and applicant flow to ensure students turn in all necessary documents to complete their application for the evaluation and financial aid process.
  • Reviewing and evaluating applications submitted by the applicant for the purpose of making admissions decisions or recommendations.
  • Traveling up to 8 weeks during the fall recruitment season and 3 to 4 weeks during the spring recruitment season, locally, nationally, and internationally (as based on assigned territory).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree


University City

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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