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Admissions Counselor - Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Company name
The City University of New York- Citizenship and Immigration Project (CUNY)

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Counseling, Education

Posted on
Jan 28,2019

Valid Through
May 13,2019

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally-designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Admissions Counselor will enter the Division at a time of growth and creative energy under the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. The Division provides an array of intellectual and experiential opportunities for students to become engaged citizens through its various departments which support enrollment and persistence, student organizations, social events, athletics, theatrical productions, community and service learning opportunities, as well as student support services that enhance their collegiate experience.

Reporting directly to the Undergraduate Associate Director for Admissions, the Admissions Counselor will recruit transfer and first year students as well as participate in the development and implementation of enrollment strategies.

In addition to the duties in the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Assists with planning activities to ensure an optimal student experience in accordance with established expectations.

Develops and fosters relationships with students and parents through on-campus recruiting activities and events.

Accepts walk-in and scheduled admissions appointments with new students to facilitate their enrollment at the college.

Discusses academic programs with prospective students.

Builds and sustains relationships with high school guidance counselors in an assigned territory.

Maintains general knowledge of college activities, programs and requirements.

Represents the college by delivering presentations to groups of prospective students regarding the educational opportunities available at John Jay College.

Assists with direct mail, telephone and email follow-up with student prospects and applicants.

Attends college meetings and serves on college committees to stay updated on issues relating to admissions.

Assists with special events.

Travel to local and national college fairs throughout the year.

Work across the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs division based on the needs of the College.

Work weekends and evening when needed.


Bachelor's Degree required.


Successful candidates will be dynamic and enthusiastic professionals who can work independently and in a team environment.

Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills with ability to make presentations and lead small group discussions.

An understanding of and appreciation for the College's mission and commitment to diversity.

Prior experience in higher education or in admissions.

Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word), and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.

Knowledge of PeopleSoft (CUNYfirst).

Valid Driver's License required.


Coordinates efforts of admissions and/or enrollment offices.

Coordinates workshops, intake screenings, interviews and orientations for new students

Counsels prospective applicants on requirements and standards and provides general information on programs and services in person or by telephone, e-mail or letter; conducts follow up as needed

Assists in conducting open house sessions and orientations, including group sessions and programs at high schools and in the community at large

Assists with day-to-day administration and an admissions or enrollment office, including scheduling and preparing and distributing materials

Represents the Admission Office to the college's internal and external communities as directed

Maintains and updates program databases, lists and files to ensure completeness and accuracy

Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Admissions Coordinator


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CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Review of resumes to begin on February 5, 2019.

Posting closes on February 13, 2019.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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Admissions Counselor - Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

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