ADMISSION COUNSELOR



POSITION SUMMARY

Provide assistance with various admissions programs in support of enrollment goals. Plan and execute recruitment activities and represent the College, working directly with prospective students and families, school counselors, and other constituents. Travel to recruitment and admission events at various venues such as high schools, fairs and college programs to meet goals set for assigned market regions and academic programs. Plan and participate in recruitment activities including information sessions, open house programs, interviews, and other outreach. Review applications, counsel applicants throughout the admission process, and ensure timely admission decisions. Perform functional responsibilities as assigned; meet established numerical and qualitative goals.

SUPERVISION

This position reports to the Associate Director of Admission. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Participate in the management of an assigned travel region to include planning and implementing recruitment activities in assigned market regions based on review of high schools, socioeconomic characteristics, alumni presence, recent enrollment history and other relevant considerations in accordance with established guidelines and procedures.
  2. Schedule and participate in recruitment travel to assigned regions and represent the College at recruitment and admission events at various venues such as high schools, fairs and college programs. Prepare and deliver presentations to a variety of audiences in various formats.
  3. Represent Ithaca College at recruitment events for prospective students, parents, school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college admission process, and present information to various groups as assigned. Assist in additional activities such as on-campus open house programs and regional information sessions and receptions.
  4. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
  5. Establish and maintain personal contact by written correspondence, telephone, email and other communication vehicles with prospective students and families as well as with counselors, alumni, and others who refer students to the College. Counsel prospective students and parents on the admission process, programs, and opportunities at the College.
  6. Develop working knowledge of admission and financial aid processes and of academic programs and student life.
  7. Review applications of prospective students and recommend to the Director appropriate admission decisions; pursue necessary follow-up or activity in support of the College’s enrollment goals.
  8. Develop an in-depth knowledge of assigned review areas. Meet established criteria, numerical and qualitative goals for admission decisions.
  9. Develop a working knowledge of the College’s student information system and leverage available technology and data in recruitment activities. Document processes and provide written reports and analysis of specific areas of responsibility.
  10. Execute responsibilities in a manner consistent with the service philosophy and orientation of the Admission Office.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and previous admission or related experience; excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact positively with a diverse group of students, parents, and alumni; a commitment to quality teamwork; high level of initiative and motivation and willingness to travel and to work some evenings and weekends in support of recruiting events are required. Demonstrated commitment to creating a respectful and welcoming environment and fostering respect for all individuals. Ability to travel and possession of or ability to obtain a valid New York State driver’s license and the ability to meet requirements to drive a College vehicle are required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent may be required to operate a personal computer and associated equipment such as computer printers as well as other office equipment used in day-to-day operations. The incumbent will be required to visit other offices, or work sites on and off campus and must be able to walk or drive or make alternative arrangements for transportation. The incumbent will be required to travel to assigned regions and attend various recruitment events during and after normal business hours.

ABOUT ITHACA COLLEGE

As an employee at Ithaca College, you’ll get much more than a competitive salary and the traditional advantages. We pride ourselves on providing our benefit-eligible employees with the most comprehensive benefits possible, including work/life balance, generous paid time off policies, career-enhancing trainings, employee and dependent tuition assistance, and opportunities to give back to the community. Beyond benefits, you’ll enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and list of three professional references.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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