Admission Counselor

McKendree University, a selective private liberal arts university with a total enrollment of over 2,500 students, welcomes applications for an Admission Counselor in the Office of Admission.  Located in Lebanon, Illinois, McKendree has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as “A Great College to Work For”. 

Reporting to the Director of Admission, the Admission Counselor is an essential and active member of the Admission Team. This person will be responsible for managing a recruitment territory, the development of recruiting strategies, regional and local travel, communication with high school and community college counselors, application review, on-campus interviews, and providing follow-up to students concerning admission, financial aid and registration matters. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently with little supervision while also being a team player, have the energy and flexibility to coordinate multiple assignments, and work under pressure in a demanding, goal-driven environment.  The position will require some evening and weekend work as well as travel with occasional overnight stays.

A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license are required.  Two to three years of higher education admission or related work experience is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of application referencing job #ADM15 with a resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at     

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.