Admission Counselor


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. 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.

Job Summary: 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*

*Preference may be given to those who speak Spanish*

Employment Type: Full-Time, 12 months, Exempt (salaried), Benefits Eligible 

 Essential Functions:

  •       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.
  •     Events, Committees and Projects: Assist with the planning and execution of events and collaborate on projects within the admission office. Partner with colleagues in the office and across the Gustavus community to further the goals of the division and mission of the College.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Understanding of—and ability to articulate—the value of a liberal arts education
  • Commitment to cultural competency and an inclusive mindset
  • Effective communication through verbal and written communication across all levels
  • Strong time management, attention to detail, and proven organizational skills
  • Openness and willingness to seek out opportunities, connections, and feedback
  • Experience in college admission or related experience in higher education, territory management, communication, event planning, sales/marketing, or customer service 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to speak Spanish, prefered

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

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application and submit the following: 

  • 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: Wed Oct 19, 2022

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