Graduate Admissions Counselor

Oswego, New York
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Division of Graduate Studies at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Graduate Admissions Counselor position.

Posting Date: August 9, 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 October 2017

Description of Responsibilities: Recruitment, enrollment, and retention of qualified graduate students; admissions presentations; interviewing and counseling prospective students and their families; recruitment travel; application review; events for students, families, college and university personnel; yield activities to include a variety of methods and approaches. Evenings and some weekend work will be necessary throughout the year. These activities are specifically designed to meet the enrollment goals of the university, departments, and programs.



Some of these activities include:


  • Serving as an on-campus point of contact for prospective graduate students and will make outbound calls daily to set appointments with prospective enrollees.
  • Providing information to prospective graduate students, parents, campus representatives, and external audiences on admission policies and procedures for the SUNY Oswego Graduate Programs. 
  • Pursuing prospective graduate enrollees to determine fit with SUNY Oswego.
  • Conducting follow-up with all applicants to ensure on-going interest and successful enrollment.
  • Maintaining lists of quality prospective enrollees and current students. Contacts referrals to motivate them to visit, call, and start application.
  • Attending recruiting events (e.g., college fairs, career nights, financial aid nights, etc.) to represent and market SUNY Oswego to prospective graduate enrollees.
  • Assisting prospective graduate enrollees to help them complete all required application/enrollment forms.
  • Liaising with graduate program directors/coordinators and support staff.
  • Helping evaluate the status of recruitment efforts, ensuring goals are met, and modifying activities as needed. 
  • Collecting, monitoring, and interpreting data about student enrollment indicators and make recommendations. 
  • Updating student application accounts when changes are needed to ensure accuracy of applicant status in a timely manner.
  • Answering student application related questions on the phone and via email.

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 at time of application
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of computer and web applications as well as social media
  • Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of appointment
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree
  • Prior experience in college/university admissions/graduate admissions or closely related area.

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

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Kristen Eichhorn, Search Committee Chair

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 Division of Graduate Studies at SUNY Oswego is responsible for the administration of more than fifty degree and certificate programs.  The aim of the Division of Graduate Studies is to provide an environment in which qualified students may join an exciting, committed faculty in the quest for advanced learning. The graduate programs are conducted through academic coursework and research in a variety of delivery formats, leading students toward professional achievement and advancement. 

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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