Admission Counselor

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Admission Office at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for the Admission Counselor position. The position involves cultivating relationships with inquiring students, visiting with them in their home regions and on-campus, evaluating their admission applications, and individually encouraging them to choose Saint Michael’s College during yield season. The Admission Counselor will represent Saint Michael’s College to a variety of constituencies in a range of settings. Important functions include high school visits, college nights, college fairs, and alumni contacts. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated and supportive admission team and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment.   

The position requires availability during both weekends and evenings. A significant amount of overnight travel will also be required for approximately 8 weeks in the fall and 4 weeks in the spring. A car will be provided for college-related travel.  

Job Responsibilities included in this position:  

  • Develops a nuanced understanding of high schools in an assigned geographic territory and acts as the primary admission contact for those schools. Plans and executes a significant travel schedule on behalf of the College to support this relationship-building  
  • Uses strong analytical and decision-making skills to read and evaluate a large number of applications while meeting deadlines  
  • Maintains all travel contacts and timely filing of all reports regarding all activities (this includes a reporting/rating of all activities, expense reports, and follow-up with counselors and students)  
  • Contacts prospective applicants personally to encourage applications and follows up with admitted applicants  
  • Makes effective, regular on-campus presentations to visiting groups of students and their families  
  • Meets individually with prospective students and families on and off campus  
  • Additional duties might include conducting campus tours, working with student groups on campus, overseeing special scholarships, organizing on-campus programs for prospective students, or other assigned projects  

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.  

For the full job description, click here 

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.   


Applicants should have the following:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree  
  • The ability to convincingly articulate the value of a liberal arts and sciences education at a Catholic institution  
  • Flexibility and dependability  
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, excellent organizational ability, the ability to multi-task, the ability to accept responsibility, the ability to be self-reliant, and the ability to complete assigned tasks on schedule  
  • Knowledge of and experience with social networking and technology is desirable  
  • The ability to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix 

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a driving record check and background check.  

Application Instructions:  

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:  

  • Resume  
  • Cover letter including a statement articulating your philosophy to facilitating an inclusive and equitable admission process, and the skills and experiences you will bring to contribute to these efforts. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Admission team has an important role to play in that commitment.  

For full consideration, please submit application materials by June 16, 2023. Position remains open until filled. 

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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