Admission Counselor


Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Admission Counselor with the Admission Office. 

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares over 2,200 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a professional member of the Admission Office. The Admission Counselor plays an important role in recruiting and enrolling quality students to meet the enrollment goals of the College. The Admission Counselor is often the first point of contact for students and families, provides exceptional customer service during campus visits and events, manages a recruitment territory, and assists with admission decisions. The Admission Counselor actively communicates with prospective students and their families, high school counselors, and college faculty and staff regarding the application process, academics, co-curricular opportunities, financial aid, housing, and the like. Evenings, weekends, and travel are requirements of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Student Recruitment: Connect with students and their families both on and off campus to advise and present information about Gustavus. Actively and effectively communicate to students by email, phone, and in person to assist in their college search process. Build relationships with diverse populations and work to meet individual needs. Work with the Financial Aid Office to guide prospective students and families through the college financial aid process in both large and small group settings. Travel to secondary schools and college fairs to meet with prospective students and school counselors.
  • Territory Management: Oversee communication, operation, and travel within assigned geographic recruitment territory. Analyze recruitment data to determine travel and communication plans. Create and implement strategies to generate interest in Gustavus, help students complete applications, and ultimately enroll at Gustavus.
  • Application Review: Review all applications within assigned territory and make initial admission decisions. Communicate with students regarding application status. Provide information about student to Dean of Admission when required.
  • Office Committees/Projects: Assist with various events, initiatives, and projects within the admission office. Collaborate with colleagues and office partners to further the goals of the division and mission of the College.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrates effective communication through verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with college admission as either a student tour guide or admission professional.
  • Related experience in territory management, marketing, sales, higher education, etc.
  • Familiarity with liberal arts education within a residential setting
  • Fluency in a second language (Hmong or Spanish) is highly desirable.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. 

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Posted on: 10/11/2019


Lindsey Owens | | 507-933-6363

Posted: Fri Nov 8, 2019

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