Lafayette College, a highly selective, private liberal arts college of 2,700 undergraduates, located in the picturesque Lehigh Valley and the historic city of Easton, PA (just 75 minutes from both New York City and Philadelphia), plans to appoint an admissions professional to help lead the College’s effort to recruit, select and enroll new classes of students. Offering B.A. and B.S. degree programs in the liberal arts and engineering, Lafayette enjoys a distinctive reputation for having university-like resources within an intimate and increasingly dynamic and connected community. Lafayette is proud to be considered among the most compelling and successful colleges in the country. The successful candidate will play a key and active role in helping elevate Lafayette’s presence on the national and international stage.

General responsibilities for this position include managing all aspects of in-person and virtual (online) recruitment work for an assigned territory:

● representing the College at college fairs and high school visits;
● conducting interviews and group information sessions;
● evaluating admissions applications;
● developing and tending to relationships with students, parents/guardians and school/community-based organizations/independent counselors.

In addition to significant contact with external constituents, the professional in this role will serve on and potentially lead a number of internal teams that advance the larger enrollment division’s cause as an energized, humane and goal-oriented operation.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, and be willing to travel domestically and possibly internationally. Extended hours during the academic year, including evenings and weekends (when necessary) are the norm. The team seeks a teammate with an appreciation for the power of a liberal arts education and who can effectively engage students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are expected, as well as the ability to work as part of a team and manage multiple projects concurrently. A high level of energy and an excitement for young people and their aspirations for college opportunities are critical components to being successful in this role. Prior experience with Slate, Lafayette’s Admissions CRM, is preferred. A valid driver’s license is also required.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter that clarifies your interest in this opportunity. Please note that up to three references are required from candidates who reach the finalist stage of the search.

Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.