Advertised Summary Job Description: The Senior Admissions Counselor works closely with the Associate Director of Recruitment and other members of the admissions team to develop actionable goals and execute strategies that drive application growth and support the goal of yielding the most highly qualified students and providing exemplary support throughout the enrollment process to the students for the School's diverse portfolio of programs. These offerings currently include cross-disciplinary Master's Degree Programs, Pre-Graduate and Graduate Certificate Programs, Structured and Unstructured Certifications of Professional Achievement, take-a-class options for bachelor's degree holders and visiting students enrolled at other institutions, High School Programs, and the American Language Programs. While the Admissions team will support all SPS programs, each Senior Admissions Counselor specializes in a few programs, providing backup support for others as needed. Senior Admissions Counselors also serve on the Committee for Admissions for the programs they support, evaluating applications for admissions consideration. In addition, the Senior Admissions Counselor oversees the annual recruitment team assessment, leads on supporting school-wide initiatives, and oversees the onboarding of new team members.
General Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. - Two years related work experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills (verbal and written), and experience presenting in small group and large group settings, and to a variety of audiences, including individuals in positions of influence. - Intellectual curiosity, sound problem-solving and decision-making abilities, and strength in creative and innovative thinking. - High energy and passion for recruiting. - Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel required. - Ability to work mornings, evening, and weekends, as needed. - Ability to travel up to 25%. - Exceptional attention to detail, strong organization and time management skills, and the ability to perform non-routine work with changing priorities. - Ability to handle confidential information in a mature, professional manner. - Must be able to work with a diverse student body, faculty and administrators. - Experience in a fast-paced student or client service-oriented environment. - Ability to work independently as well as in teams in a highly-matrixed environment, receiving direction from and providing support to multiple sources. - Sound problem-solving and decision-making abilities, both as an independent entity, and as part of a team. - Proficient in MS Office/systems (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint). - Strong working knowledge of all SPS programs and evidence of commitment to support School-wide and divisional goals. - Proven commitment to excellence and has evidenced a high quality work output. - Must have strong recommendations from Academic Directors and administrative leaders.
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience in admissions, recruitment or academic advising. - Familiarity with SPS program offerings.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173747
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.