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Admissions Counselor


About SEA: Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduate, high school and gap year students about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester® and other programs. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole (Falmouth) and owns and operates two sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific.  

SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.  

Overall Responsibilities 

The Admissions Counselor plays a vital role on the enrollment team for SEA’s undergraduate, gap year, and high school programs. This entry-level position is responsible for effective front-line communication with prospective students and families, processing and coordination of all application materials, and administrative duties associated with the admissions process. The Admissions Counselor works with the Admissions Manager and the institutional relations team to ensure a smooth and effective transition from inquiry and application management to file review and enrollment. 

Major Tasks  

●    Serve as a main point of contact for prospective SEA students, providing individual communication throughout the inquiry, application, and enrollment process.

●    Respond to phone calls, emails, texts and other inquiries in a timely manner

●    Advise students on program choice and admissions requirements

●    Proactively reach out to prospective students to encourage them to complete their application

●    Coordinate data management efforts to ensure application materials are uploaded and student files are updated in a timely manner.

●    Review incoming materials for completeness and accuracy

●    Track and fulfill individual mailing requests for print materials to students, faculty, and other contacts; assist in scheduling and coordinating larger mailings

●    Assist the Admissions Manager in conducting student interviews.

●    Work with recent alumni to facilitate individual contact with prospective students.

●    Provide valuable insight to the enrollment team during the file review process to support timely, fair, and consistent admissions decisions

●    Partner with the enrollment and marketing teams to find innovative and effective ways to communicate SEA’s mission and values to prospective students

●    Occasionally represent SEA at study abroad fairs

●    Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications 

●    Bachelor’s degree

●    Experience working in an admissions office and/or personal study abroad/off-campus programs experience, preferably in a field-based or experiential learning setting

●    Effective written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences

●    Ability to represent SEA programs in a professional and compelling manner 

●    Excellent organizational and multitasking skills

●    Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

●    Proficiency with data systems and attention to detail

●    Dedication to SEA’s emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion  

Benefits and Compensation

The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $38,000, commensurate with experience. SEA offers a full benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance; retirement plans; Aflac; flexible spending accounts; and generous vacation/sick/personal time and holidays.  

How to apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to admissionscounselorsearch@sea.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


 

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