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Associate for Admissions

Columbia-Greene Community College
Hudson, NY
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Organization Type
Community College
Associate for Admissions

Application Deadline: Until Filled

The Office of Human Resources is accepting applications for a full-time Associate for Admissions. If you are passionate about having a positive impact on students’ lives...apply now to Columbia-Greene!

The Associate for Admissions must possess a positive and infectious attitude and an appreciation for helping students and families. The Associate for Admissions must understand the philosophy, and benefit of a community college education and assist students and their families in finding an acceptable fit between educational and career goals and enrollment constraints. The position requires travel (no overnights) and the ability to set goals, manage time, and achieve results within an assigned area. The Associate for Admissions who receives minimal supervision must value working independently with students, families, high school personnel, and colleagues from other colleges. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.

Throughout the year, the Associate for Admissions will meet prospective students at high schools, college fairs, all the like, and will participate in on-and-off campus programs; conduct interviews; evaluate files and make admission decisions; initiate and extensive communication, via phone, text, and email for applicant follow-up. Each of these activities requires different skills. The Associate for Admissions must quickly build a professional base of higher education and admissions knowledge and network.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree with one to three years of experience working in higher education, preferably in an Admissions Office.
Strong customer service skills.
Superior writing and verbal skills.
Excellent interpersonal communications skills.
Ability to speak in front of large groups.
Familiarity with software packages related to admissions.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with three or more years of experience working in higher education, preferably in an Admissions Office.
Three or more years of experience working with Banner or similar operating system.
Digital marketing experience.
Bi-lingual a plus.

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodations:

Sitting for long periods of time
Some bending and stooping when working with files.
Limited lifting involved but not more than 50 pounds at a time.
Finger dexterity for typing and using other office equipment.

Salary and Benefit Information

Starting salary $20.00 per hour and will be commensurate with education and experience. The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, tax-deferred compensation, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers.

Application Information

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) cv/resume; and (3) contact information for three professional references. Submit all as a single PDF document to: Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Columbia-Greene Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for individuals with documented disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations for completing the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 518-697-6337.

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