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Keuka College Admissions Counselor in Keuka Park, New York

Reports To: Associate Director of Admissions

Position Type: Full-time, 12 Month

Standard Hours: 40 hours / week

FLSA Status: Exempt


Perform a wide variety of duties relating to enrollment of the new freshman cohort. Responsible for regional travel, territory management and follow up with inquiries, applicants and enrolled students, will create a student-friendly admissions process. Perform evaluation of required credentials (application, high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores if submitted, reference letter) on applicants. Assist the Director of Admissions with scholarship and enrollment decisions for students applying to Keuka College.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Communicate information about Keuka College majors, field period, faculty, student life, NCAA DIV III athletics and other admissions related materials and processes.

  • Conduct campus tours, student interviews, and other activities necessary to supporting enrollment—for prospective students and their parents visiting campus.

  • Work closely with admissions team to meet FR student enrollment goals. Manage communications process for inquiries and applicants.

  • Input student information and maintain student files in college database as needed.

  • Forecast, track, and report enrollment progress for current term.

  • Decision applicants and award scholarship if criteria met.

  • Participate in Admissions events to include: Fall Open House, Saturday Showcases, Holiday Visits, Spring Accepted Student Day, Junior Preview Day, Summer Visitations, and New Student Orientation.

  • Supervise the work of student assistants as required.

  • Travel to participate in high school and college fairs, conferences, and meetings as required.

  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned tasks are completed in compliance with various institutional and regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain a professional and courteous attitude at all times towards co-workers, internal and external customers, representing Keuka College, its programs, policies and procedures in a positive and professional manner. Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.

  • Attend provided/necessary trainings and other meetings to support effectiveness within the position as required.

  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Keuka College mission, vision and values and adhering to institutional policies.

  • Maintain high regard for student privacy in accordance with the FERPA privacy policies and procedures.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.

  • Perform other functions as assigned by leadership and management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • College level Admissions experience preferred (to possibly include Ambassador/Tour Guide experience, prior Recruitment experience, and academic advisement/counseling experience).

  • This position may require extensive automobile travel throughout the assigned territory, as required by the position; therefore, a valid driver’s license, and successful DMV check is also required.

  • Computer experience required. Demonstrate proficiency in the following - Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

  • Excellent planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to pay attention to detail required.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Understand and behave with a high level of integrity and complete confidentiality at all times.

  • Ability to be sensitive to and respond to needs/concerns of students, faculty, college staff and the public.

  • Ability to work under pressure with a high tolerance for interruptions, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people.

Physical Requirements:

  • Some performance of job duties will require travel to branch campus locations.

  • Some evening hours and occasional weekends.

  • Occasional lifting up to 50lbs.

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer