Admissions Counselor – Long Island

Oswego, New York
May 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Admissions at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for an Admissions Counselor position based in Long Island, New York.

Posting Date: May 23, 2017

Review Date:   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:  or

Date of Appointment: Anticipated on/around August 10, 2017

Description of Responsibilities: Recruitment and retention of qualified undergraduate students, specifically from the Long Island, New York region; admissions presentations; interviewing and counseling prospective students and their families; extensive recruitment travel, with focus on Long Island populations and other select metropolitan areas; application review; events for students, families, school counselors; yield activities to include a variety of methods and approaches. Evenings and some weekend work will be necessary during the academic year.

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree by time of appointment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Working knowledge of computer and web applications
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Prior experience in college admissions or closely related area
  • Experience with social media and applications such as Skype

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please contact:

Admissions Office

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:

The Undergraduate Office of Admissions at SUNY Oswego is a dynamic office, made up of over 20 professional and support staff members and graduate assistants. The office is responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of new undergraduate first-year and transfer students, using a variety of methods including but not limited to promotional marketing, in print, online and via social media; recruitment travels to high schools, colleges, and college fairs; presentations to students, families, CBO’s, and school counselors; campus visits; application review and timely admission decisions. The office seeks diverse, academically-talented students from all corners of New York, the country, and around the world.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

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