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University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 3250620
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Admissions Counselor (Temporary Position) - Penn Engineering Online

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Admissions Counselor (Temporary Position) - Penn Engineering Online

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Penn Engineering Online is seeking an Admissions Counselor that serves as a recruiter for multiple online graduate degree programs. Reporting to the Admissions Recruitment Manager, the Admissions Counselor will provide admissions counseling and respond to questions from prospective students and participate in admissions webinars and other events. The Admissions Counselor will join an active, engaged and high performing team directly supporting Penn's 2022 Compact of Inclusion, Innovation and Impact.

Job Description

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills and ability to establish and maintain informational and active communication with prospective students about the admissions process and requirements, program details and the student experience..
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to exhibit self-direction and motivation.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize diverse tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interact with people of diverse constituency groups.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Bachelor's degree required


95% - Counseling
  • Monitoring Slate instance of Inbox, responding to emails in a timely manner
  • Conducting daily office hours for prospective students, answering questions about:
    • Admissions requirements
    • Application materials needed
    • Program Details
    • Student Experience
  • Assisting with Webinars and other events by answering questions behind the scenes.

5% - Other duties as assigned
  • Help the Online learning office with other tasks as required

  • Experience in higher education admissions counseling preferred
  • Experience with admissions systems preferred (Slate preferred)
  • Knowledge of admission terminology

Time Commitment:
  • Up to 20 hours per week

  • $25/hr

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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