Eckerd College
  • 03-May-2024 to 10-Jun-2024
  • - Admission and Financial Aid
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Eckerd College is currently hiring for the position of Admission Counselor to join the Enrollment Management team at our waterfront property along the Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, in our relationship-focused community. As an Admission Counselor, you are part of a team that develops relationships with prospective students and their families in the assigned territory and provides information about the application and enrollment process at Eckerd College. Depending on your experience, you may start as a Senior Admission Counselor.

Our Admission Counselors demonstrate the ability to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds including faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and families. In doing so, our counselors possess exceptional skills in multiple forms of communication, particularly with regard to public speaking and presenting to both internal and external audiences. The ability to organize and manage your time and schedule effectively is crucial to success in the position. Regular travel to assigned territory is required (7-9 weeks in the fall, 3-5 weeks in the spring) as well as after-hours work to attend admission events on campus.

The admission team comprises a highly collaborative group of individuals who are committed to a student-centered admission process based on fit. Professional growth is encouraged through shared responsibilities within the office and in building relationships with other campus departments. Eckerd College is a proud member of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL); learn more at

Benefits Overview
Eckerd College offers a competitive benefits package, including the following:

  • 100 percent tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents; access to Tuition Exchange network
  • HMO and HDHP medical insurance options; employer contribution to HSA for those on the high deductible plan that start date of hire.
  • PPO dental and vision insurance networks; employer-provided life, short-term disability, and long-term disability plans that start date of hire.
  • Generous employer contribution to employee's retirement plan upon eligibility.
  • Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, and personal leave as well as 16+ paid holidays annually. 

 Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategic and deep understanding of a recruitment territory as it relates to meeting application, admission and enrollment goals established by the Director and Vice President.
  • Interview and recruit prospective students and their parents for assigned territory.
  • Review, evaluate and provide recommendations on admission files and applications, in excess of 70 per week during high volume periods.
  • Utilize effective communication and relationship-building with prospective students, parents, and college counselors by letter, phone, e-mail and virtual conferencing.
  • Explain and discuss financial aid processes and financial aid packages for new students.
  • Assist with office event planning, research and publication projects.
  • Represent the College and articulate the value of a liberal arts degree to various external constituencies such as prospective students and their parents, secondary school guidance counselors and teachers, influencers of prospective students, and others.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution, previous experience in college admissions is preferred but not required.

How to Apply
All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete the online application which includes creating an applicant profile, uploading a resume and cover letter, completing an application, and identifying references. 

Employment will require a successful background check.

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

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