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Admissions Counselor

To contact, counsel, and encourage prospective students to make an informed decision about enrolling at Bethel College and to continue to increase the base of prospective students through recruitment trips. The Admissions Counselor position is an on-campus position.




Full-time [1.0 FTE]; hourly, non-exempt, benefits-eligible

Essential Functions

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of Bethel College
  • Plan, organize, and implement recruitment trips
  • Generate names of prospective students through fairs and school visits
  • Initiate personal contact with prospective students through telephone calls, social media, letter/postcard follow-up, and visits
  • Encourage applications and completion of steps through enrollment
  • Assist students through the steps of the admission and recruitment process
  • Facilitate communication and build support from alumni, pastors, teachers, counselors, and the general public toward the admissions effort
  • Be knowledgeable and confident about Bethel College programs and requirements
  • Assist in the campus visits of prospective students, including (but not limited to): tours, transitions, appointments, etc.
  • Work with the designated head of the Admissions counseling team regarding recruitment territory goals
  • Evaluate recruitment strategies and recommend ideas for improvement
  • Develop professional knowledge and skills to increase personal effectiveness
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn and adapt to changing work processes, including moving from in-person to remote work and back, as necessitated by College policy or as directed by the supervisor (if applicable)
  • Satisfy the duties of a Mandated Reporter relating to Title IX and the Bethel College Equal Opportunity, Harassment, & Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures (as directed following the completion of basic employee training)
  • Arrive on time for work, attend work regularly, and successfully complete the responsibilities of the position (Note: some evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary; some travel may be required)
  • Comply with Bethel College policies and procedure

Supervisory Responsibility

Student counselor assistants, student ambassadors, student callers

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree, required

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Valid driver’s license

Skills Required

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • An inquisitiveness and follow through to manage long-term relationships
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and adapt to changing work processes, including moving from in-person to remote work and back, as necessitated by College policy or as requested by the supervisor

Physical Demands

  • Minimal lifting (up to 40 lbs.) and reaching
  • Operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as telephone, calculator, copy machine, and printer for extended periods of time
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one classroom or building location to another
  • Ascending and descending stairs
  • Ability to perform tasks both sitting and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to function well in a standard office setting
  • Medium/indoor work environment

Work Environment and Conditions

All the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head). Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification. 


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Bethel College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, pregnancy, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Director of Human Resources & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator). For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Director of Human Resources & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator) at or (316) 284-5248 or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Both the applicable Bethel College Policy and further information is available online.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.