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JOB ID: 23000033

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Admissions (Family & Community Affairs)

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking an Admissions Counselor / Regional Recruiter to be based in Southwest Pennsylvania.  The Regional Recruiter will promote awareness of MHS’s amazing opportunities for youth and generate qualified student applications.  MHS is a tuition free, home and private school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students.  Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, nurturing home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities. Starting pay is in the range of $60,832-$81,211 and pay is determined based on experience.  The Regional Recruiter is responsible for ensuring MHS reaches enrollment requirements through: 

  • Pro-actively contributing to the development of annual student recruitment strategies. 
  • Implementing the strategy within the Southwest PA.
  • Living in Southwest PA, but traveling to Hershey, PA for approximately 1 week per month to assist with on-campus events, interact with fellow admissions staff, meet with prospective families and immerse themselves in campus life and culture. 
  • Maintaining a highly pro-active approach to developing relationships with key influencers & stakeholders within Southwest PA & immediate region. 
  • Leveraging an in-depth knowledge of the region & developing local trusted brand awareness in the region.  
  • Extensively & effectively developing relationships with communities in the region to discern and guide qualified applicants.  
  • Develop engaged Enrollment advocates from stakeholder communities including regional alumni and other referral sources.  
  • Collaborate with MHS’s Enrollment Processors to facilitate the application process.  
  • Plan and coordinate outreach events, campus visits, etc. including virtual and in-person events.   
  • Contribute to student retention efforts.  
  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts and troubleshooting.  
  • Provide accurate reporting and manage a budget.  


  • Must reside in Southwest Pennsylvania & have established relationships in said region with community professionals, leaders, and youth advocates.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Marketing, Communications, Social Work, or affiliated field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a relevant recruitment capacity which includes relationship development, brand development and achieving required outcomes/results.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft applications and databases.
  • Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to travel extensively.
  • Exceptional skills in multi-tasking and organizing.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and maintain high degree of accountability.
  • Interpersonally skilled in educating, guiding, inspiring and counseling.
  • Must have a capability to effectively work within under-resourced communities.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating with others – staff, communities, influencers, stakeholders and volunteers.
  • Resourceful and innovative. Analytical. Excellent communicator & influencer.
  • High degree of grit and initiative.
  • High degree of accountability and results driven.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for students.
  • Candidates should be eager to engage with students and families.

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