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Dean of Admissions

SUNY Maritime College

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Dean of Admissions

Administrative & Professional
Department: Student Affairs
Locations: Bronx, NY
Posted: Feb 23, 2024
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Position ID: 172824

About SUNY Maritime College:

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College is a preeminent Maritime Academy in the United States with a longstanding tradition of proudly educating, developing, and growing the nautical industry in the USA, since 1874. Maritime College is the first of the nation's six maritime academies, is a founding institution of the SUNY, and is proud to be the first institution to receive the first National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), the TSES Empire State VII - all testaments to our motto, "First and Foremost." Located on a uniquely picturesque campus, SUNY Maritime College sits on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of NYC on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel on the doorstep of one of the largest metropolis's and maritime ports in the world, New York City.

The college offers an array of job opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth, diversity, inclusion, scholarship, enrichment, leadership, and career development among its employees, coupled with a far reaching maritime professional network within the USA and internationally. Maritime College is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable, inclusive academic community and maritime industry. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their professional or lived experience that they will contribute to this goal.

Job Description:

The Dean of Admissions serves as the senior enrollment officer for the SUNY Maritime College. The Dean develops and implements marketing and recruitment strategies to achieve enrollment goals for undergraduate and graduate students, both campus-based and online. The Dean leads the Admissions staff, in accordance with the College mission, to recruit students who will excel within and beyond our distinctively unique college environment. The Dean fosters a "recruit to retain and graduate" admission philosophy. The Dean also represents the Admissions Office to internal and external constituencies and instills confidence in the policies, practices, and procedures for recruitment and admissions.

Description of duties:

• Primary responsibilities include providing input to the College's decision-making process concerning the development of admission policy and the admission process
• Develops collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents
• Plans, develops, implements, markets, and evaluates recruitment, marketing, and Admissions programs and services for prospective students and parents
• Supervises, mentors, and motivates professional, support, and student staff to meet and exceed enrollment goals
• Exhibits excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications, and teamwork skills
• Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work
• Displays a high level of initiative and motivation to achieve enrollment goals
• Understands and commits to achieving the College's mission and goals
• Is a proactive, visionary leader with a willingness to explore and implement "best practices" for the Admissions Office.
• Maintains close liaison with academic staff and campus partners in order to keep the admission office apprised of:

1. current program and course offerings
2. applicability of transfer credits
3. advanced placement credits, and
4. proficiency examination scores
5. requirements for Regimental track cadets
6. STCW recency requirements for re-admitted students

• Maintains liaison with high school and regional community college guidance counselors directly and through professional associations
• Oversees the scheduling of off-campus visits by admission staff who explain College programs, entrance requirements and financial requirements, and provides assistance to prospective students and others
• Supervises admissions advising, applications processing, and records
• Leads and/or supports preparation and distribution of the college catalog and other admissions literature
• Actively works to expand market outreach and diversify both applicant pool and accessions, and ensures steady enrollment goals, while maintaining outstanding academic standards
• Directs the giving of notice as to acceptance or non-acceptance and maintains waiting lists as appropriate
• Works closely with the student financial aid office and student affairs staff to assure complete service to newly admitted students
• Provides welcoming services to potential students and families who wish to learn more about the campus
• Supports underway training evolutions during sea term operations and facilitates/provides admissions "open houses" while in various ports of call
• Administers College's Placement Exams
• Creates Admissions Rubric(s) to identify best candidates
• Leads an Admissions Application Review Board composed of faculty and administrators intended to admit the best possible students
• Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

• Master's degree or equivalent preferred in education, management or marketing
• Seven years of demonstrated leadership required in training or education-related fields or recruiting or ROTC-related experience
• Five to seven years of progressive management and leadership experience in college admission preferred; previous experience in higher education
• Exceptional analytical, organizational, and communication skills
• Excellent data analysis ability
• Knowledge of technical and transfer programs and higher education principles
• Knowledge of enrollment management theory
• Demonstrated expertise in establishing MOEs and MOP
• Experience in developing and implementing successful marketing and recruitment strategies, as well as fundraising
• Experience with communications for prospective students
• The understanding of the uniqueness of SUNY Maritime College

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: This is a full-time calendar year appointment Management/Confidential unclassified position which serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The anticipated salary range for the position is $115,000 to $130,000 annually with an outstanding benefits package (for additional information, please see the Management Confidential Unclassified Benefits Summary. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Budget Title: Dean
Local Title: Dean of Admissions
Line #: 00035

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

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 Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (718) 409-7305. It can also be viewed online by selecting University Police > Safety Information > Clery Safety Report (Annual Security & File Safety).

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

1. A cover letter that addresses the candidate's interest in the position, as well as past or present engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, community engagement, professional work, and/or lived experience, and anticipated contributions toward incorporating DEI principles and practices into the position
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information for three professional references and summary of relationship

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.

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raining cruises to Europe, five ROTC options, and US Coast Guard license and intern programs.

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Maritime College is located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throgs Neck peninsula. Fort Schuyler houses the Stephen B. Luce Library, Maritime Industry Museum, and the Center for Simulation and Marine Operations, including a Bridge Simulator, Electronics Navigation, and the Radar Simulator. The Fort is flanked by modern dining halls, residence halls, lecture halls, recreational and athletic facilities, and science and engineering laboratories.

The first maritime school in the country, Maritime College prepares students for careers in the maritime industry, government, military, and private industry. Maritime boasts a 100% career placement rate and small class sizes. Equipped with hands-on experience, students are prepared for positions of major responsibility regardless of the career path they choose.

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