Admissions Counselor

ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTING:​

1.      The Admission Counselor reports to the Director of Admissions.
2.      The following positions report to the Admissions Counselor: Student Ambassadors (Student Tour Guides) 

SUMMARY:

The Admissions Counselor will be responsible for the recruitment of undergraduate prospects, applicants, and accepted students.  This includes significant off-campus travel to college fairs and high schools, organizing campus group visits and supporting on-campus recruitment activities, active communication with prospective students and families, coordination and supervision of the Student Ambassador Program, and other projects as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assumes responsibility for the following Admissions Office functions:
  • Conduct high school visitation program throughout New York and nearby states.
  • Maintain regular contact with high school counselors.
  • Meet with prospective students and parents informing them of College academic programs, costs, financial aid, housing, employment, etc.
  • Coordinate and supervise the student tour guide program.
  • Conduct college tours as needed and requested.
  • Arrange schedules for various groups of campus visitors, i.e., youth groups, high school classes, etc.
  • Coordinate communication management systems including social media outlets.
  • Represent the College at various high schools, parent information sessions, vocational centers, SUNY programs, conferences, community agencies, etc.
  • Communicate with prospective students and with high school guidance counselors via phone, letter, e-mail and social networking (Facebook, Twitter, texting, etc.).
  • Write and distribute periodic High School Counselor newsletters and communications.
  • Attend and participate in various professional organizations and committees, i.e., Faculty, Student Services Staff, ASCA, SUNYCAP, Administrative Staff, etc.
  • Organize group visits and special recruitment initiatives including open houses, campus visitation days, instant admission days, etc.
  • Assist in review of applications for admission.
  • Analyze statistical student data and prepare reports as needed.
  1. Assume any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Admissions.

REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of college admissions related experience is required.  Proficiency with computers is required.  SUNY community college experience is preferred.  BANNER experience is preferred.  Other requirements: valid NYS driver’s license with clean record; must be available to travel Monday through Friday, including out of state.  Overnight stays can be expected.  Must be available to work occasional weekends as required; strong oral and written communication skills; evidence of working in diverse communities.

SALARY:  $42,000 - $46,000

When applying, please include a letter of interest, resume, names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references and salary requirements.

Full consideration will be given if received by October 9, 2017.

SUNY-ADK values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.​