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Position Title:Graduate Admission Counselor
Posting Number:1339
Department:Graduate & Adult Enrollment
Type of Position:Full Time
Duration of Position:12 Month
Work Schedule:M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM
Number of Hours Per Week:37.5
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

Marist College is a leader in graduate education offering advanced degree and certificate programs in Poughkeepsie, Queens, and Albany, New York, Florence, Italy, Paris, France and 100% online.  Serving over 1,000 graduate students, Marist is a nationally ranked private institution with a real world learning approach that prioritizes excellence in education, practical and relevant academic programs, and flexible learning formats.

Marist employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, highly competitive paid time off, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.

We are looking for an individual who is sales-oriented and has exceptional communication skills. Applicants must have the ability to work independently and as part of a hard working team. The admission counselor must be able to multi-task and should be comfortable working in an online environment in order to counsel potential students in all stages of the recruitment funnel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel and follow up with prospective students by telephone or email concerning Marist’s academic programs, admission policies and procedures, and other related information.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations about Marist, its programs, and admissions process at various colleges, organizations, information sessions and open house events (Travel required).
  • Assist with preparation of electronic files concerning applicant credentials.
  • Prepare reports as needed to monitor status of applicants, activities, and projects.
  • Participate in conversion activities (i.e. follow-up contact with admitted students) to assist in the attainment of annual enrollment goals. This includes providing assistance with online registration and online payment system.
  • Maintain and update all related databases in a timely and effective fashion.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.


A Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Minimum of one to three years of relevant experience is also required.  Excellent communication, organizational skills, experience in sales, marketing, and recruitment preferred. A flexible schedule is necessary, as evening and weekend hours will be required. Expected to have a positive attitude, good analytical ability, strong work ethic, and a valid driver’s license is a must. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Previous work experience in a Customer Relationship Management system and WebAdmit is preferred.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References
Position Open Date:08/17/2018

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