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SUNY Oneonta Regional Admissions Counselor in Oneonta, New York

Location: Oneonta, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jun 11 2024 Job Description:

Are you a people-person with a passion for education and travel? Do you love connecting with students and helping them find their perfect college match? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! The Office of Admissions at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Regional Admissions Counselor. Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, expectations include serving as a member of the first-year student recruiting team and working to promote and enroll students in support of enrollment goals and the mission of the University.

The successful candidate will join an all-star team, dedicated to serving students and their families. We celebrate inclusivity and are passionate about recruiting and enrolling a diverse student body. To learn more about the University and the Department, please visit and

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Travel: Recruitment travel in the NY metropolitan region including, but not limited to, the 5 boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, Connecticut, and New Jersey

  • Tri-State Recruiting: Identify, recruit, and enroll qualified candidates for admission demonstrating an appreciation for diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences

  • Event Superstar: Represents Admissions Office at high schools and community colleges in seeking qualified applicants for admission to the University

  • Exceptional Connector: Counsel incoming students and their families regarding processes and procedure for admission to the University; extensive outreach efforts to develop awareness of SUNY Oneonta to target audiences; review application files and makes admission decisions

  • Build a Network: Establish and foster relationships with college counselors, prospective students and families, community college advisors, agencies, and organizations

  • Peaking Interest: Prospect generation; group presentations

Salary: $55,151 + location stipend. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Ability and willingness to either live in/near and travel in the New York metropolitan area

  • Demonstrated experience in college admissions or related area within higher education

  • Capable and willing to work from a home office

  • Valid driver's license

  • Able to travel overnight and work evenings and weekends


  • Demonstrated effective written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Previous experience counseling/working with New York City students, families and/or CBO's

  • Previous experience organizing and planning events

  • Spanish proficiency

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Experience using Slate CRM

    Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. "At SUNY Oneonta, we believe that diversity is an asset and a source of strength that energizes our collective growth and innovation." - President Alberto Cardelle.