Admissions Counselor

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Behrend
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Behrend’s Enrollment Management Office is seeking an Admissions Counselor. The individual in this position will report to the Associate Director of Admissions and will assist the Enrollment team in meeting each year’s target for new first-year students. The successful candidate will counsel and advise prospective first-year students and families regarding enrollment throughout the admissions cycle. This counselor will respond to requests from individual applicants, families, and guidance counselors through phone, email, and in the office. The counselor will evaluate and analyze application credentials to determine eligibility for admission. The counselor will manage application follow up by running reports and developing communication strategies to reach students with active applications. Presenting at recruitment events on behalf of the University and/or campus is within this individual’s responsibility, including travel to college fairs, high school visits and other outside recruitment events. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to promoting and enhancing a community that celebrates diversity among faculty, staff, and students. The individual will have strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of office technology, and strong relationship-building skills. This counselor will interact with individuals across campus and throughout the University. Proven time management skills are essential as is the ability to meet deadlines and juggle competing priorities. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088