Director of Admissions

State University of New York at Cobleskill
Lawyersville, NY
Nov 24, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
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Employment Type
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College / University
About SUNY Cobleskill:

As a premier institution in agriculture and technology, SUNY Cobleskill calls all learners to grow, to sustain, and to renew the world and its citizens. The College acts as a reflection of, and a catalyst for, advancement in our fields. With an emphasis on applied learning and experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship.

Founded in 1911, SUNY Cobleskill enrolls approximately 2000 students in 55 diverse majors. The campus sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice. SUNY Cobleskill is a community characterized by empathy, inclusivity, respect, personal growth, integrity, and a collaborative spirit fostering well-being and sustainable practices. We recognize and celebrate student, faculty and staff achievements. We take pride in our campus and encourage collaboration with our surrounding communities.

Our modern, 902-acre campus features outstanding educational facilities, including an equestrian center, 200-cow dairy facility, cold and warm water fish hatcheries, specialized classrooms and scientific laboratories, two state-of-the-art culinary arts teaching kitchens, child development and childcare centers, and an art gallery and graphic design center.

Drawing on a rich academic tradition that spans more than 100 years, our purpose remains constant; to educate future entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, artists, educators, and practitioners to contribute to the sustainability of a healthy and prosperous societal existence in concert with a robust environment.


The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and engaging leader to serve as the Director of Admissions. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of new student enrollment and serve as the general coordinator of campus-wide retention efforts. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional communication skills, a proven record of new student recruitment, and a deep understanding of the educational landscape.
  • Provide leadership and direct supervision of the Office of Admissions staff and operations with attention to being responsive, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and student-centered in the pursuit of meeting and exceeding new student enrollment goals.
  • Identify, analyze, develop, implement, and assess a comprehensive and adaptable recruitment plan.
  • With a statistically informed understanding of the higher education landscape, regularly evaluate, proactively respond to, and keep campus stakeholders informed of the competitive market forces which impact the institution.
  • Develop strong collaborative partnerships with all departments on campus, including but not limited to: Marketing & Communications, Student Financial Services, Academic Affairs, Student Leadership & Development, the Office of the Registrar, Academic Advising, and Residence Life.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to teaching faculty in all aspects of recruitment, current program offerings, building and maintaining prospective student outreach activities, and keeping informed of changes in academic programming and policies related to the success of prospective students.
  • Assure internal compliance with published admissions standards and manage all externally published information on admissions requirements, transfer policies, and deadlines via various electronic media, print media, and individual communications.
  • Generate, prepare, and provide various reports and data concerning admissions, recruitment, and general office management to leadership and the campus community.
  • Plan and manage the budget of the Admissions Office.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with high schools and regional community colleges.
  • Participate in recruitment activities, including travel to various locations, making presentations, responding to correspondence and phone calls, and working evenings and weekends as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • At least five years of experience in higher education in role(s) related to new student enrollment and/or recruitment.
  • At least three years of direct supervisory experience of both professional and operational staff.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written, verbal, and non-verbal) to effortlessly share the message of SUNY Cobleskill with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion both within the Office of Admissions and on campus.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including evening and weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have:
  • Master's degree
  • Proficiency in data management utilizing a variety of platforms including Microsoft Excel, Argos, Ellucian Banner, and the Technolutions Slate CRM.
  • Experience in project management across large timelines and departments.
  • Ability to build, monitor, and manage a department budget

Additional Information:
  • This is an SL-5 position, pay is commensurate with experience.
  • This is a term, calendar-year appointment.
  • This position offers full New York State benefits which are some of the most comprehensive in the country.
  • SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.
  • This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation during the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 255-5514.

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

SUNY Cobleskill's Tile IX Coordinator is Amanda Clark, who can be contacted via phone at 518-255-5445, email at, or mailing address of SUNY Cobleskill, Knapp Hall Room 123, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Application Instructions:

The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by October 4, 2022.

A complete application consists of the following:
  • Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values
  • Current CV or Resume
  • Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors
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