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Admission Counselor

Admission Counselor - Michigan

Angola, Indiana




This position has the responsibility of attracting and recruiting new students to Trine University, along with the coordination of specific recruitment-related programs. This position reports directly to the  Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Admission Counselor’s primary responsibility is to assume a key territorial recruitment assignment within the state of Michigan, including high school visits, virtual visits, prospective student admission and financial aid presentations for the University, coverage of college fair programs, inquiry and applicant follow up, tele-counseling etc.

Among other duties annually, the admission counselor is responsible for providing the Director and the VP with a comprehensive marketing plan to recruit new students, which thoroughly analyzes and assesses the assigned market and concludes with the realistic and “stretch” goal projections. This person assists with group campus visitation programs (e.g. Preview Days, Scholarship Days, etc.), staff and student employee training, and campus tour program. 

The Admission Counselor has a limited responsibility for assisting the Director and VP in planning, implementation and evaluation of all programs and efforts, which seek to enroll an academically talented and culturally diverse student body.  Other duties as assigned by the Director VP.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have an appreciation for the value of a comprehensive, pre-professional, engineering and sciences education, a valid driver’s license, enthusiasm for and ability to do significant traveling, experience and skill working with computers and software programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Jenzabar/EX, etc.), and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and a graduate degree is preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates with previous admission experience working in private higher education.


Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.