Senior Admission Counselor (Access & Diversity)


Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Gustavus Adolphus College is committed to excellence in diversity and creating an inclusive working and learning environment. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.

Territory - Twin Cities (St. Paul/Minneapolis) and other states to be determined

  • Flexibility for Remote Work
  • Gustavus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Gustavus offers competitive and comprehensive benefits which include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Parental Leave
  • 7% Gustavus Contribution to Retirement Savings Plan after One Year of Employment
  • Free: Parking, exercise classes, use of library and athletic facilities
  • Tuition scholarships for dependents
  • Tuition benefit plan for employees and spouse/domestic partner
  • 13 paid Holidays + generous PTO plan

JOB SUMMARY:  Manage the design and execution of critical outreach, recruitment, and yield programs for underrepresented students and their families to ensure that Gustavus continues to improve its recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.This position 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, community-based organizations 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.


  • 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 students to the 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation


  • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to function independently and the ability to conduct responsibilities from residence
  • Passion for ensuring access to higher education
  • Ability to work and communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Motivated, with a sense of urgency to achieve individual, team, departmental, and College goals
  • Team player who is just as excited to work collaboratively as independently
  • In alignment with the College’s commitment to equity and inclusion, we seek an individual dedicated to and invested in equity and inclusiveness
  • Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills; with excellent presentation and communication skills to articulate and present ideas and concepts in written and presentation formats


  • Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, college counseling, marketing, and/or sales
  • Bilingual communication skills, "Spanish/English"
  • Experience working with first generation college students
  • Experience working in an institution of higher education
  • Knowledge and understanding of Slate (or a Customer Relationship Management system)

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process 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
  • Resume
  • 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, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Theresa Naumann | | 507-933-7663

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2022

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