Transfer Advisor

Goshen College seeks a full-time Transfer Advisor to serve as an enrollment and advising specialist for students transferring into Goshen College’s traditional undergraduate program. This position is responsible for carrying out key portions of recruiting, pre-advising and supporting prospective transfer students to ensure their successful transfer through their first semester at Goshen College.

A critical component of the Advisor’s work will be to facilitate successful transfer pathways for graduates of local community colleges to Goshen. This includes assisting current community college students with course selection and preparation for transfer, and helping individual students explore degrees offered by Goshen College.  The Advisor will also connect transfer students with appropriate financial aid resources, student support services and faculty advisors as needed. The successful candidate helps transfer students recognize Goshen College as a destination of choice for continuing their education.

This is a full-time, salary exempt position that pays $36,280 annually and includes full benefits.

Special Requirements

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Regular travel to meet with students on the Ivy Tech Community College campuses in South Bend and Elkhart, which may include some evening work hours to accommodate student schedules.
  • Travel required related to student recruitment events, professional meetings and relevant college business. Travel could include overnight and/or extended stay.
  • Evening/night/weekend work required in representing Goshen College at recruitment events. Also required in order to contact students during time frames that are more suitable to their schedules.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Warm, positive personality with eagerness to meet and help people. Proven ability to relate and collaborate with a wide cross-section of campus administrators, employees, alumni, and students. People need to like you and trust you.
  • Self-motivated. Solutions oriented. Establishes priorities and effectively implements and follows through.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and intermediate computer literacy.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from prospective students, the campus community, or external constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years prior experience in higher education, preferably in the area of enrollment or advising
  • Strong familiarity with Goshen College and/or Ivy Tech programs
  • Prior experience working with community college students
  • Experience with academic advising and understanding how academic degrees align with career aspirations
  • An understanding of the undergraduate experience and academic programs
  • Ability to read transcripts and understand course equivalencies.

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.

How to Apply:

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Administrative Faculty  Application Form or sent electronically to


  • Complete and submit the online Faculty Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Priority deadline for applications is March 15, 2022.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is a nationally-ranked college in Indiana; renowned for its purposeful and integrated curriculum, its distinctive hands-on, real-world educational opportunities, and its commitment to creating positive change in the world. Located in the city of Goshen, the college’s 135-acre tree-filled campus is home to 950 students, including more than 40% that identify as students of color or from countries outside of the U.S. It offers over 65 undergraduate areas of study; as well as best-in-class graduate programs in nursing, business administration, and environmental education. Named the #1 Bachelor’s College in Indiana by Washington Monthly and listed among Princeton Review’s Greenest Colleges, Goshen prides itself on providing an integrated and multifaceted education that connects arts with sciences, and foundation with practice — exposing students to multiple perspectives and encouraging them to think deeply and live purposefully. With 98% of graduates entering their careers or pursuing further education within a year of completion, Goshen students graduate prepared to thrive in their lives and careers; and to make meaningful and measurable impacts on their communities and their relationships with others.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, centrally located within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths and affordable housing prices. Learn more at


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Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111