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Transfer Admissions Specialist

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About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first- generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: $53,151

Binghamton University is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Transfer Admissions Specialist. The Undergraduate Admissions Office seeks a self-motivated, dynamic individual with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to represent the university to prospective transfer students, their families and colleagues in understanding the transfer admissions process and credit evaluation. The position will play a critical role in ensuring students experience a smooth transition during the transfer enrollment process at Binghamton University. This position involves supporting Enrollment Management through identifying, selecting, and enrolling transfer students. The position will also require travel to community colleges for admissions events.

Responsibilities include:
  • Development of a working knowledge of Binghamton University, its programs, policies, goals and history
  • Proficiency in the use of technology; experience working with a student information system such as Banner and/or an admissions CRM such as Slate
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships and rapport with counselors and advisors at community colleges, students, parents, alumni and professional organizations
  • Review applications through a holistic reading process and make recommendations, act as an active member of application reading committees
  • Represent and travel for the campus to meet with prospective transfer students off campus, at community colleges, and at off-campus meetings
  • Prepare reports and innovative proposals to help understand transfers and further the goals for transfer enrollment
  • Develop a basic understanding of curricula information (including program of study and general education requirements) for transfer pathways, including an understanding of course-to course equivalencies
  • Offer in-person and virtual workshops and seminars for Broome to Binghamton Program Prospective Students
  • Recruit at high schools for the Broome to Binghamton program
  • Outreach to promote the Broome to Binghamton Program
  • Work closely with Advising to help facilitate meetings and planning ahead with Broome to Binghamton Students
  • Coordinate targeted area receptions and information sessions for recruitment and yield purposes with prospective students, applicants, parents, counselors and alumni in order to build awareness and increase enrollments from the specified area; these may involve working with representatives from other colleges or universities


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher)
  • 3-5 years of progressive professional work experience
  • Must possess a valid/clean driver's license to operate a vehicle in NYS and be comfortable driving in various settings
  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability, analytical thinking, and creative problem solving
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to walk, stand for long periods, lift and carry boxes that weigh 25 lbs. or more with or without accommodation
  • Ability to be flexible and work with interruptions such as phone calls and meeting with students
  • Ability to maintain a flexible working schedule including frequent nights and weekends
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Experience working with and serving diverse populations
  • Master's degree (or higher) in a related field
  • 2 or more years of full-time experience working in higher education in an academic advising, undergraduate admissions, transfer services, registrar's office or administrative role in an academic department
  • Experience working with a Student Information System (e.g. Banner) or CRM (e.g. Slate)

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here .

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: December 28, 2023

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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