Admissions Counselor

1 month ago
Job ID
Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
Employee Classification
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
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.


Established in 1957, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work (WSSW) offers a "methods-based" curriculum and concentrations in clinical practice, social group work and community social work/administration. WSSW enjoys an international reputation for academic excellence within the larger academic community of Yeshiva University.


The Position:


The Admissions Counselor will support student recruitment and participate in the admissions decision process. In addition to individual recruiting, the Admissions Counselor will participate in recruitment events, will follow up on inquiries and leads and will participate in outreach on behalf of Wurzweiler School of Social Work through information sessions and other recruiting events. The position involves some travel and occasional evening/weekend hours.


  • Recruit students by traveling to graduate fairs, colleges, and alumni recruiting events throughout the United States and Canada
  • Make presentations to groups of students at college fairs, information sessions and class presentations
  • Conduct individual admissions interviews
  • Follow up and maintain contact with applicants by phone, email and personal meetings
  • Plan, execute and evaluate information sessions
  • Work with supportive alumni around the development of recruiting events
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with college advisors at local and regional schools
  • Provide detail and background to support admissions decisions to the Director of Admissions and the Admissions Committee
  • Facilitate various kinds of services for incoming students related to student finance, registration, and the advising process
  • 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
  • Provide special outreach events within Stern and YC in accordance with recruitment and expansion of our articulation agreements with these campuses
  • Complete any clerical work necessary to support the work of admissions including maintaining admissions files, emails and phone lines



Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledge of Social Work is a must; Social Work skills are a plus
  • Knowledge and expertise in posting and creating events  various social media platforms
  • Familiarity with the graduate MSW curriculum and student experience at Yeshiva University, ideally, having graduated from Yeshiva University is preferred
  • Knowledge of higher education administration and norms, ideally from having worked in some aspect of higher education administrations, admissions, or student services
  • Genuine enthusiasm for Yeshiva University and passion for WSSW and social work

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.  The ability to convey information regarding the complex and varied nature of entering and completing the MSW program
  • Capacity to work with a centralized admissions department to represent the needs of the school and the admissions process
  • Capacity to collect and consistently record data regarding applicants, matriculating students, and non-matriculating students
  • Interact and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
  • Develop effective relationships with peers, students and employees
  • Assume responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitor them through conclusion
  • Identify, define and analyze information and situations before recommending a course of action
  • Effectively manage own time and resources
  • Seek to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
  • Prepare and execute oral presentations to small groups in person as well as online (for virtual information sessions)
  • Ability to recognize and  maintain confidentiality


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