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Admissions Representative (Northern Virginia, Washington D.C.)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Alexandria, Virginia (non-campus location)
Categories: Staff/Administration, Admissions, Calendar Year (12-Month), Remote


Oversees and facilitates student recruitment activities for a geographically-defined region to encourage prospective students to apply to and enroll at the university

Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops and executes a strategy to administer student recruitment activities (e.g. school visits, college fairs, classroom presentations, information meetings, etc.) within an assigned territory
  • Conducts targeted school visibility in assigned territory
  • Promotes application for and enrollment in the university's academic programs, including the university's on-campus undergraduate, continuing education, graduate school, and online education programs, as applicable
  • Develops and maintains relationships with prospective students, parents, educators and counselors to share information about the university and to encourage and facilitate enrollment through continuous follow up and guidance
  • Conducts group admissions presentations and demonstrations for prospective students and their families
  • Represents the university in various recruiting activities, such as, social media marketing platforms, attendance at conferences, fairs, events and telemarketing, both internal and external, to assist in the recruitment of new students
  • Stays abreast of new academic programs and university initiatives, as well as the university's admission and enrollment policies and processes
  • Maintains records of recruitment efforts and applicant correspondence per department guidelines
  • Assists with various admissions functions and events, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of an associate's degree or equivalent formal training program
  • Experience working in admissions, sales, marketing or other related experience
  • Valid U.S. driver's license
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent customer service, presentation, verbal/written communication and organization skills
  • Ability to travel extensively in designated territory (Northern Virginia, Washington D.C.)
  • Ability to work various weekend and evening assignments as required throughout the year

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with the designated territory (Northern Virginia, Washington D.C.)
  • Experience with using a (CRM) customer relationship management system
  • Three or more years of admissions recruitment or higher education experience
  • Experience working as a culinary demonstrator
  • Experience with university student recruitment


  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 401K retirement savings plan
  • Educational assistance benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Travel assistance program 
  • Long-term disability insurance

Please note:

Qualified candidates must live or relocate to Virginia.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until job posting is closed.


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