Admissions Counselor


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


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.


  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.


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.​