Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

1 month ago
Job ID
Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
Employee Classification
Yeshiva College Office of Admissions
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position:

The Admissions Counselor will support student recruitment and participate in the admissions decision process. In addition to recruiting, the Admissions Counselor will participate in recruitment events.


  • Recruit students by traveling to high schools throughout the United States
  • Make presentations to groups of students and/or parents at college fairs at the high schools
  • Conduct individual admissions interviews at the high schools; follow up and maintain contact with student applicants by phone, email and personal meetings
  • Participate in parlor nights for potential students/parents at homes of local supportive alumni
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with college advisors at the schools
  • Interview admissions applicants on campus
  • Provide detail and background to support admissions decisions to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Facilitate various kinds of services for incoming students related to student finance, registration, and advising
  • Coordinate faculty visits and other presentations and special events for feeder schools on their campuses, as well as for visiting schools on YU's campuses




Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Familiarity with the undergraduate dual curriculum and student experience at Yeshiva University, ideally, having
  • graduated from Yeshiva University
  • Some degree of knowledge of higher education administration and practices.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
  • Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
  • Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees
  • Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion
  • Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
  • Effectively manages own time and resources, while actively working as part of the greater Admissions team to
  • define and reach department goals
  • Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
  • Excellent communications skills, including public speaking
  • Genuine enthusiasm for Yeshiva University


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