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Admissions Advisor

SUNY Schenectady County Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

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Company Description:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

SUNY Schenectady is dedicated to cultivating an environment that celebrates diversity, prioritizes inclusion, and insists on equitable access. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to our vision and mission; we know that to foster a sense of belonging and preserve connectedness, we must create and maintain working and learning spaces that welcome, respect, and appreciate difference. SUNY Schenectady provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

Job Description:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College is seeking a full-time Admissions Advisor. Under the general direction of the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Advisor position is based at the SUNY Schenectady main campus in Schenectady. However, there is a large travel commitment required, with extensive local travel and occasional out of the area and overnight travel. There is the expectation that the admissions advisor will work certain evening and weekend hours as assigned to attend college fairs and recruitment events, and for office coverage. This is a full-time 12 month represented position.


  • Provides personal counseling in regard to admission requirements and program choice
  • Coordinates, organizes, and manages virtual and in-person information sessions 
  • Serves as primary liaison for school counselors, college partners, and educators
  • Represents SUNY Schenectady at on- and off-campus college fairs, community fairs, and instant admit appointments
  • Reviews admissions applications and recommends admissions decisions
  • Manages yield communications to assigned students
  • Tracks student data and provides reports and analysis
  • Utilizes related technology-based systems (BANNER, Slate)
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution
  • One year of experience in admissions, sales, customer service, advising, counseling, or related field
  • A valid driver's license
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to frequently transport admissions recruitment materials weighing up to 40 pounds to recruitment events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in planning and executing all facets of on-campus programs
  • Extensive knowledge of Banner (Ellucian) system
  • Experience with CRM systems (Slate)
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish) but not required

Special Information:

  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check and verification of official college transcripts

Additional Information:

Salary: $41,667

At SUNY Schenectady, salary is only one aspect of your compensation package.

Benefits and perks: 

As a full-time team member here, you'll enjoy: 

  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • A choice of retirement systems 
  • A deferred compensation program 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Two on-site childcare providers 
  • Discounted YMCA health club membership
  • Plus additional savings programs and perks!

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you need a disability-related accommodation to apply to this position, please contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 381-1218 or

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed SUNY Schenectady Employment Application
  • References: Please provide three professional references which include name, title, and contact information

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.

SUNY Schenectady is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Stated and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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Schenectady County CC

Welcome to SUNY Community College, established in 1967! The College is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and emphasizes high-quality academic programs, broad access for students, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. For 50 years, the College has been an important part of Schenectady County.

The College has its accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Board of Trustees, along with the President and his entire Leadership Team, is committed to providing a quality education, at an affordable price. 

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