Admission Counselor

Sterling College
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Location: Orleans County,
About the Job

Join our team at Sterling College and make a meaningful impact on student life in alignment with our commitment to ecological thinking and action.

About Sterling College:  

We are an environmentally focused liberal arts college located in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. We offer affordable experiential learning that prepares people to be knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live.

Position Overview:

The Admission Counselor will serve as a vital link between the college and prospective students, school counselors, families, and other external constituents. This role is instrumental in enrolling students who align with the values and academic goals of Sterling College. This is a full-time, on-site position that requires a deep commitment to fostering environmental stewardship through higher education.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as an ambassador for Sterling College to diverse external groups, including prospective students and their families, school counselors, community-based organization counselors, and independent education consultants.
  • Engage in travel to represent the college at various national, regional, and local events and high schools, primarily in the fall and spring.
  • Maintain active and meaningful communication with prospective students through electronic platforms, telephone, and in-person visits.
  • Provide guidance to prospective students and their families on the admission and financial aid processes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • Teamwork orientation and ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and database management.
  • Ability to travel for 6-8 weeks per year.
  • Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

What We Offer:

  • Salary range of $35,000 – $40,000
  • Access to benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid leave and retirement contributions

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: The position is open until filled, and application review will begin immediately.

Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Sterling College - its Board of Trustees and Faculty Council - has adopted a detailed ten-year strategic initiative, with grant support, that is intended to better promote equity and inclusion across all of its academic programs and in all of the locations in which they take place. Sterling College acknowledges that the land on which its students, faculty, and staff gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki and the Shawnee people. These words are offered as a reminder; we strive to match them with acts of respect and repair.

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