Admissions Counselor

The Department of Admissions at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor. Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, expectations include serving as a member of the first-year student recruiting team and working to promote and enroll students in support of College enrollment goals and the mission of the College.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The College’s indeed.com and glassdoor.com ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

The successful candidate will join a dedicated recruitment and admission team, committed to serving students and their families as well as colleagues with the highest standard of customer service. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/ or https://suny.oneonta.edu/admissions.

Duties include but not limited to: managing a specific recruitment territory of our prospect/applicant pool; representing the College at on- and off-campus and virtual recruitment events; serving as primary liaison for school counselors, agencies and educators in assigned markets; developing relationships with prospective students and families; conducting large group presentations and student interviews; reviewing and evaluating applications; managing multiple projects successfully as needed in a time sensitive environment;  utilizing analytical thinking, creative problem solving skills, listening skills, multi-tasking skills, and attention to details; working evenings and weekends; and traveling for extended periods of time.

 

Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree; demonstrable written communication and presentation skills; computer proficiency including experience with Microsoft Office Suite; a valid driver’s license; ability to work evenings and weekends as well as travel for extended periods of time. 

Preferred:   prior experience in college/university admissions, advising, counseling or marketing; experience working in a CRM system or similar electronic communications system; previous experience retrieving, interpreting and utilizing data/reports; experience working with and serving diverse populations.

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=124048. Please upload a letter of interest and resume. Contact information for three professional references is required.

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/about-oneonta/employment.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity. Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.