Adjunct Counselor-Admissions

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DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  Admissions Department/Student Access, Involvement, and Success


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the general supervision of the Director of Admissions, the Adjunct Counselor-Admissions recruits students by informing prospective students/parents/guidance counselors of educational and vocational programs offered by Westchester Community College.  This position serves to reach out to the community by visiting area high schools, community groups, and organizations, in order to meet with prospective students both individually and in groups to disseminate information about our college programs. The Adjunct Counselor organizes visits of students to the college, organizes and conducts campus tours, conducts information sessions, assists in coordinating and participates in on campus events such as Open House, Accepted Students Day, etc. and makes presentations regarding college courses and programs in order to encourage prospective students to consider WCC as a post- secondary institution. Additionally, s/he also performs a variety of projects assigned by the Director of Admissions.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Guidance Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, or closely related field and 3 years of professional experience are required.  The successful candidate must possess knowledge of college courses & programs and technology as it relates to recruitment efforts (e.g.: databases, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).  The successful candidate must also be able to relate to students of traditional college age as well as non-traditional students of various ages and diverse educational and socio-economic backgrounds. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is required.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master’s degree in Guidance Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, or closely related field is preferred. Communicating effectively in Spanish is strongly preferred.


WORK SCHEDULE: This position serves as a temporary & part-time position for approximately 16 weeks. If budget permits, the time frame may be extended.


POSITION EFFECTIVE:  The position will remain open until filled.


HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $43.56 per hour.  No benefits.


HOW TO APPLY:   Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Please email your resume and cover letter to:  [email protected]  Please indicate CODE:IHE “Adjunct Counselor-Admissions” in the subject line of the email or mail to: Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, Administration Building – Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY  10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Priority will be given to applications received by January 18, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.                  


Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.





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Job No: IHEACA122118
Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 2/19/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $43.56 per hour. No benefits