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UG Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor (#330)


35 hours per week; 52 weeks. per year
9:00- 5:00 Or 10:00-6:00, varying
5 days, Mon - Fri 
Meal: 1 hour 
Overtime: Availability for some evenings and occasional Saturday or Sunday for events. 

Summary of Duties

Responsible for (1) Travel: representing the University at secondary schools and colleges and speaking to guidance counselors, students and parents at special on and off-campus events; (2) Interviewing: speaking to prospective students and their families during campus visits, as well as arranging and overseeing visits of students on campus; (3) Record Keeping: processing data and reviewing applications for admission; maintaining detailed records of work activity; (4) Contact with Students: develop and maintain a relationship with prospective students and applicants through telephone, e-mail, letter correspondence; (5) Liaison with Academic Departments: working with selected academic departments and offices at Marywood to gain knowledge to share with the Admissions staff and the University’s public; (6) Assist in planning special events; (7) Other duties as assigned.


  • Educational:

    Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Work Experience Requirements:

    Previous experience in College Admissions preferred.

  • Special Qualifications:

    High level of intelligence, honesty, excellent writing and public speaking skills, well-developed interpersonal skills, dedication to liberal arts and higher education, a valid driver's license, availability and use of a dependable automobile, and the ability to manager multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. An ability to work well as a member of a team. Computer literacy is a requirement. 

  • Essential Elements:

    A fundamental concern for individuals and their families as they pertain to and fit into various educational programs.  Since this individual is one of the principal persons responsible for the projection of the public image of Marywood, the counselor plays an important role within the institution.  In addition to these elements, a counselor is expected to adhere to the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling.

  • Physical Demands:

    The individual must be able and willing to invest extended periods of time reading, writing, speaking, driving, and making presentations at college recruitment events during fall and spring recruiting seasons. Travel is extensive and sometimes requires working into the evening as well as overnight stays for a number of days at a time. Once at these recruitment events, prolonged standing is customary. Must be able to carry and move admissions displays and materials. 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately.  A completed application, cover letter, resume and the names and complete addresses of three current professional references should be submitted to or mailed to: Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, c/o Office of Human Resources, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA  18509-1598.

Applications can also be dropped off in person at our above address, Building LAC, Suite 86.