Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admission the undergraduate admission counselor is responsible for identifying, recruiting and enrolling first-year students from a regional territory. This position requires frequent travel to high schools, college fairs and other recruitment events to build relationships with students, parents, and school counselors. When necessitated by isolation and social distancing related to a pandemic, the person holding this role must be able to transition to effective virtual delivery of presentations, one-on-one counseling, and special events. The undergraduate admission counselor also will review applications and make appropriate admission recommendations. Additionally, this position requires the staff member to assist and counsel students through the financial aid process.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.

  • Plan and execute recruitment travel to high schools, college fairs and other recruitment events
  • Engage with prospective students, parents, guidance counselors and other constituencies in order to communicate the message and value of the College
  • Participate in visit programs, yield events, and other special events
  • Provide engaging information sessions to visitors
  • Complete high volumes of outreach via telephone, email, text message, and handwritten notes
  • Implement specific strategies for generating applications, completing applications and enrolling students
  • Thoroughly evaluate applications and recommend appropriate decisions
  • Complete routine reports related to recruitment, travel, special programs, and professional development
  • Positively and professionally represent the College at all times
  • Participate in staff training and team building activities
  • Other duties and projects assigned by the Director of Admission


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably from a liberal arts institution
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and goal oriented
  • Diplomatic, with possession of exceptional written and oral communication skills and group presentation skills
  • Critical thinker with advanced problem-solving capabilities, creativity, and strong work
  • A team player who can also work independently when necessary
  • Must possess a willingness and ability to work and succeed outside of a conventional work week, which may include frequent travel with weekend and evening hours
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds

To Apply

Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to hr@presby.edu

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.