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 specialist to administratively assist in 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 an active role in helping elevate Lafayette’s presence on the national and international stage.

Admissions Specialist:
This operational position provides support to the admissions office and is heavily focused on professional communication with prospective students and their families. The Admissions Specialist also has additional administrative responsibilities that occur throughout various times in the admissions cycle, such as:
● Answers general admissions phone calls promptly and professionally, provides correct information to callers
● Act as administrative assistant to Dean of Admissions
● Provides support for the admissions territory managers involved in the student application process
● Provides clerical and project support to admissions department, as needed
● Provides travel-related support for the admissions territory managers involved in the student application process
● Communicates effectively regarding routine issues with prospective students, students, parents, other candidate allies and guidance counselors
● Creates and maintains computerized records
● Scans and files documents
● Ensures all records are complete, accurate, and up to date
● Maintains office supply inventory and organization
● Attends weekly directors and staff meetings and acts as note taker
● Ships documents to national and international students
● Provide GPA recalculation during the application reading cycle
● Act as a back-up for Guest Relations Coordinator when they are absent and offer assistance when they are busy. Coordinate alternate lunch hours to ensure proper coverage at all times.
● Makes meeting arrangements, as necessary
● Other related duties as directed

Required Skills:

● Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
● Experience prioritizing and multitasking in a fast-paced and demanding environment
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with prospective students, current students, parents, other candidate allies and guidance counselors
● Multi-cultural awareness
● High level of integrity and discretion
● Familiar with Google & Microsoft suites

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:
● High school diploma or equivalent of prior related experience
● Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications and Educational Requirements:
● Prior exposure to Slate and Banner computer systems
● Prior experience and training in GPA recalculation
● Knowledge of the Lafayette College Community
● Familiar with Slack

Physical Requirements:
● While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee will occasionally lift and/or push up to 40 lbs.

It is the College’s intention to fill job vacancies from within the College before hiring new employees, providing employees are available with the necessary qualifications. Internal candidates who make application within 3 working days following the posting, will be considered first. Applications from candidates not currently employed by the College will not be considered in the first 3 working days following the posting and will only be considered if there are no qualified internal applicants.

Must provide your Lafayette College ID number (L#). If you do not know your Lafayette College L number, please call Human Resources at (610) 330-5060.

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 responsive, inclusive, 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.