Job Category: Professional/Administrative
Full time/Part Time: Full-Time
Working hours: Weekdays, Occasional Evenings, and Weekends
Job Description: Colgate University, a highly selective residential liberal arts university located in the picturesque central New York village of Hamilton, announces its search for an Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission.
Considered one of the nation's most beautiful campuses, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, their outstanding scholarship, and our local, national and global communities. With 2,800 undergraduates, it is one of the largest national liberal arts colleges. Admission to the university is highly competitive, with over 8,000 candidates applying each year. The size supports a lively community of diverse interests and enables the university to offer a wider range of courses than exists at many liberal arts colleges. The university has enjoyed significant success in attracting students from diverse backgrounds; applications from multicultural students have led to a student body with 30% percent students of color.
The Office of Admission is based in The Hurwitz Admission Center in James B. Colgate Hall. A $2.5 million project, The Hurwitz Admission Center opened in March 2014. The office provides an outstanding campus visit experience, welcoming approximately 7,000 visitors each year and managing inquiries from over 40,000 prospective students. The admission staff oversees a robust student volunteer program and Alumni Admission Program, manages an extensive communication plan encompassing electronic and print publications, and provides ample support for admission officers to participate in professional development opportunities and organizations.
The Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission participates in a team-oriented working environment through all phases of the recruitment and selection process -- travel, application review, information sessions and interviewing -- and communicates with prospective students, families, counselors, and alumni in an assigned geographic territory. The position includes a full share of travel (6-9 weeks/year) by various modes of transportation in a variety of locations.
Essential Functions: This position will have the following responsibilities and accountabilities:
- Accountable for actively recruiting students electronically and in person through effective communication consistent with Colgate's mission.
- Accountable to provide outstanding customer service both on campus and in assigned travel regions.
- Accountable for building strong and positive relationships with constituent populations.
- Accountable to effectively review applications with objectivity and be able to demonstrate independent judgement and decision making in the process.
- Accountable for familiarity with and compliance to NCAA recruiting rules.
- Ability to respond to supervisor feedback.
- Accountable for personal growth and advancement of relevant admissions, analytical, process and general professional skills and behaviors.
- Perform other duties and projects as assigned. May include work with Colgate student volunteer programs.
(Education and Experience):
- A Bachelor's degree is required.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and a high comfort level with public speaking before large groups is required, and an ability to effectively engage audiences through dynamic oral presentations is essential.
- Demonstrated understanding of the liberal arts and ability to communicate the value of a liberal arts education to students and other outside constituents.
- Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information pertaining to application review and other admission initiatives.
- A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.
- Passport eligibility is required.
- Must be able to travel 25% annually.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: - Volunteer or employment experience in selective admissions preferred, as is prior experience working with diverse student populations.
- Fluency in a second language is helpful.
Job Open Date: 05-01-2017
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Application Types Accepted: Professional/Administrative
Special Instructions to Applicants: The level of appointment will be based on the years of experience and demonstrated competencies of the successful candidate.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 5, 2017.
Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA or conference rules of which he or she is aware.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, females, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.