Regional Admissions Recruiter (Remote)

Position Type
Full-time Continuing


We are excited to expand our newly formed team of regional recruiters! Opportunities are still available in our Long Island, NY/CT and Northern NJ/Hudson Valley, NY regions to finalize our team. The Regional Admissions Recruiter plays a crucial role within the Admissions team, focusing on attracting prospective students and guiding them through the acceptance process. Responsibilities include developing and executing effective recruitment strategies for assigned geographic territories, which involve planning and conducting recruitment travel, generating inquiries and applications, and establishing relationships with influencers in the college search process. This position requires the individual to reside within their designated area and work remotely. Join us in shaping the future of admissions in these exciting locations! Open regions are as follows:

  • Long Island, NY and New England (Long Island or Connecticut preferred)
  • Northern New Jersey and Hudson Valley & Capitol Regions of New York (Northern New Jersey or Hudson Valley New York preferred)

Full-time Employee Benefits include: medical and dental insurances, retirement plans, paid time off, educational benefits for employees and dependents at Penn College and Penn State University, and more. For additional information, click here.



-Bachelor’s Degree. (Minimum)


-Experience in college admissions preferred, or related professional experience in marketing/sales, customer service, human services or education. (Minimum)

-Travel and recruitment experience is assigned regional area. (Desired)

-Experience with remote work. (Desired) 

Abilities and Skills:

-Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)

-Sensitivity to the expectations of students, parents, and staff. (Minimum)

-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. (Minimum)

-Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities. (Minimum)

-Ability to work both collaboratively and independently. (Minimum)

-Ability to build strong working relationships with diverse groups. (Minimum)

-Evidence of strong written communication and presentation skills. (Minimum)

-Ability to make decisions and exercise independent judgment in a time-sensitive environment. (Minimum)

-Solid technical skills including Microsoft Office. (Minimum)

-Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines. (Minimum)

-Evidence of a strong customer-service orientation. (Minimum)

-Ability to conduct admissions activities with the highest level of integrity. (Minimum)

-Maintain understanding of trends in higher education. (Minimum)

-Familiarity with CRM systems and practices. (Desired)

-Bilingual speaking and writing. (Desired)

-Possession of a valid driver’s license. (Minimum)


Essential unless otherwise noted:

-Participate in all aspects of the College’s off-campus recruitment program.

-Manage an extensive travel schedule for an assigned geographic territory. This travel includes in-state and out-of-state recruitment of students and may require travel to other territories outside of assigned territory as needed.

-Schedule and attend high school and career & technical education center visits and classroom presentations, college fairs, transfer fairs, and other recruitment-based events. Includes appropriate correspondence prior to and following the visit or event.

-Develop data-driven strategies for recruitment in assigned territory. Evaluate the effectiveness of the various approaches taken and make recommendations for adjustments where appropriate.

-Coordinate specialized programming for the assigned territory (e.g., regional information sessions, campus bus trips, etc.).

-Explore and recommend new initiatives to cultivate relationships with secondary school counselors, community-based organizations, community college personnel, and other individuals with influence in the college search process.

 -Design and deliver presentations to groups of prospective students and their supporters off campus.

-Monitor, understand, and analyze data and reports to track progress towards meeting

enrollment goals.

-Develop, manage, and recommend to the Director a budget for recruitment activities within assigned territory.

-Provide complete support and follow-up to prospective students and their supporters via multiple modes of communication.

-Develop and implement effective strategies to manage and drive inquiries and

applicants through the admissions funnel.

-Collaborate with offices campus-wide to provide information that students need to convert from an inquiry to an applicant.

-Assess applications for inactivity and suggest cancellations as appropriate.

-Assist prospective transfer students in understanding the College’s external transcript evaluation process and conduct unofficial transcript evaluations.

-Participate in virtual recruitment activities including but not limited to information

sessions, online chats, webinars, and college fairs.

-Actively support the College’s marketing initiatives.

-Participate in the Admissions Office social media activity.

-Effectively use the office’s constituent relationship management system (CRM), Slate, including ensuring data integrity and timeliness of data entry.

-Provide telephone and chat coverage as needed during remote work hours.

-Participate in professional organizations that directly relate to the work of a regional admissions recruiter.

-Maintain working knowledge of general office procedures.

-Maintain working knowledge of Admissions policies and procedures, and recommend to the supervisor revisions as appropriate.

-Maintain a thorough working knowledge of majors across academic schools, including special admissions requirements.

-Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of the College’s matriculation process beyond Admissions, including financial aid, placement testing, new student 

advising, course scheduling, bill paying, orientation, residence life, move-in, etc.

-Maintain working knowledge of all guidelines related to confidentiality of student information and records (FERPA).

-Assist with the development, implementation, and assessment of special projects and other duties as assigned. (Marginal)

-Any incumbent who has the capacity to communicate in a language other than English will help prospective and enrolled students/parents/supporters speaking such language with any aspect of the application and enrollment process. (Marginal)

Physical Standards and Special Job Features

Physical Standards:

-Some lifting required not exceeding 50 pounds.

-Some night driving

Special Job Features:

--Evening and weekend work is required.

-Person may be required to use personal vehicle for visitations with mileage reimbursement at the current College rate.

-Person will be required to use their personal smart phone to perform their job duties while conducting College travel and would be eligible for an established stipend to offset the cost.

-Person must reside within their assigned recruitment territory or be willing to relocate within a predetermined period of time. Ideally, this individual will live in or around the most densely populated area within the territory.

-It is anticipated that the position will require 2-6 trips to campus a year for training, updates and assisting with on-campus programs.

-Position requires frequent travel that may be in or out of state during peak recruitment periods. This entails travel for multiple days a week for approximately 3- 4 months in both the fall and spring semesters.

-Some nighttime driving required.

-State Police, Child Line, and FBI fingerprint clearances under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) required before employment can begin.

-This position is subject to a background check.

Pay Transparency

Based on minimum education and experience qualifications the yearly salary range is $55,000 - $61,000.

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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