Admissions Counselor

Rivier University seeks a full-time, Admissions Counselor to actively recruit prospective students using a variety of methods, interview applicants, review applications, and participate in various recruitment-related special events. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach and application review are all significant functions of this position.


The Admissions Counselor represents the University both on-and off-campus within a designated geographic area to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. The candidate will plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories within New England. The Admission Counselor will attend college fairs, conduct school counselor visits, and develop useful professional contacts.  The applicant must possess the ability to carry out extensive telephone outreach (“telecounseling/telemarketing”) with prospective students for recruiting purposes; document all telephone contacts in the computer system.


The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree with one or more years of admissions counseling and outreach experience preferred, or equivalent.  The applicant must have the ability to travel extensively during the recruiting season and to load and transport admissions materials, displays, and other equipment.  Some evening and weekend hours required, especially during the fall and spring travel seasons. The candidate possesses strong skills in Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel and Word.  Basic familiarity with social media applications a plus.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Applications Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including salary requirements, resume,  and contact information of three (3) professional references to References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization. 

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile. 

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.