Admissions Assistant

State University of New York at Cobleskill
Lawyersville, NY
Nov 26, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
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.


POSITION: The Office of Admissions at SUNY Cobleskill seeks a customer service-oriented candidate for the position of Admissions Assistant. This position is under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions and the general supervision of the Director of Admissions. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. The candidate will also demonstrate a fine attention to detail.


In-Office Duties:
  • Answer phone calls, conduct presentations, and meet with prospective students and their families regarding all aspects of the Admissions Process.
  • Independently and collaboratively render admissions decisions on prospective student applications
  • Serve as liaison for special applicant populations, including communications, database management, processing management and regular reporting of application progress through the entire Admissions cycle.
  • Participate in virtual and on-campus events such as Open House, Accepted Student Days, high school field trips etc.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.

External Recruitment:
  • Professionally represent SUNY Cobleskill at both physical and virtual recruitment events including visits to high schools, college fairs, virtual engagements, and hosting regional receptions for prospective students.
  • Recruitment within an assigned territory that includes Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties, as well as Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey that will include frequent overnight stays.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with high school counselors and community partners.
  • Produce a comprehensive schedule of recruitment activities including detailed travel itinerary and budget information. Recommend updates and revisions as needed. Submit monthly travel and expense reports.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team of admissions professionals
  • Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have:
  • Previous experience in an Admissions Office or sales setting.

Additional Information:
  • This is an SL-2 position, with a salary commensurate with experience.
  • 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 December 13, 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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