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Temporary Admission Counselor (2 Positions) - Admission

Location: C

Full time/Temporary position that will run from July 2013 through June 2014 to assist with traditional undergraduate enrollment efforts. The individual selected will be responsible for providing high school and transfer students applying to the Mount with information about the College as well as support in the application process. Direct the recruitment activities within a given geographical area for prospective students and evaluate applicants for admission to MSMC.

Contact and meet prospective MSMC students by visiting approximately 80 high schools and community colleges and attending approximately 25 college fairs throughout California and various other states to generate applications for admission.

Inform and update college counselors at high schools and community colleges about MSMC so they can inform their students about the College and generate applications for admission.

Assist the counseling staff with the planning, organizing and implementation of various programs for prospective students and their parents, high school college counselors and independent educational consultants throughout the year designed to generate interest in MSMC.

Interact in a professional manner with a variety of professionals outside of the College who have an impact/influence on prospective students.

Work closely with prospective students and applicants throughout the admissions process via telephone and email contacts, letters and personal meetings (approximately one day a week, eight months within a year span).

Organize a schedule of 80 high school and community college visits (including travel arrangements and confirmation
of visits). Organize a schedule of 25 college nights and college fairs.

Analyze and evaluate documents submitted with applications for admission (i.e. school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, references, essays and resumes) for approximately 200 prospective students.

Participate in 15 Admissions Office events throughout the year.

Maintain a visible relationship on both MSMC campuses and participate in interviewing prospective applicants and
their families (approximately 40 throughout the admission year cycle).


Working knowledge of the structure of college admissions and of public and private high school counseling; analysis of transcripts and standardized admission tests; and the role of an Associate of Arts degree versus a Bachelor’s degree. Understanding of financial aid policies and procedures is helpful.  

Willing and able to travel extensively. Effectively manage multiple projects and follow through to completion. Comfortably speak to groups and individuals from many different backgrounds and quickly build rapport. Work well alone and in a team. High energy level. Patience and flexibility. Creative problem solver. Analytical and able to make sound judgments/decisions. Must enjoy having a lot of contact with people. Good sense of direction and/or ability to read maps is very helpful.

Excellent organization and prioritization, customer service, oral/written communication, interpersonal, public relations and presentation skills.

Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably from a small liberal arts institution. Must possess a valid California Class “C” driver’s license. Participation in national and/or regional conferences is helpful.

One to two years’ experience working in a high school or an institution of higher learning (e.g. in counseling, admissions or as a teacher/faculty member), public relations, recruiting, sales or other related field.

Work Location:                   Chalon Campus (WLA)

Start Date:                          July 1, 2013

Contact Information:         Email cover letter, resume and salary history to:

Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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