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Admissions Counselor

Company name
Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, United States

Employment Type

Counseling, Education

Posted on
Feb 06, 2020

Valid Through
May 21, 2020

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Syracuse University seeks an Admissions Counselor to support recruitment of target populations within the schools and colleges. This specialized position will focus on managing and engaging target populations from prospect to enrollment through high touch communication and personalized outreach initiatives. Specific academic areas of concentration include recruitment of talented and diverse students interested in education, information studies,


, social sciences, food studies, human development and family science, inclusive early childhood special education, public health, social work, and nutrition. This staff member will participate in all admissions activities including daily visitation, application review and recruitment travel.


• Minimum 1 year of experience in college admissions or a related field, including as a student employee or volunteer

• Bachelor’s Degree required

• Valid US driver’s license

Job Specific Qualifications

• Excellent communication skills: The capability to deliver key recruitment messages through presentations, conversation, and in writing

• Ability to cultivate and develop relationships with prospective students/families

• Attention to detail and commitment to excellence

• Excellent time management skills

• Ability to read and evaluate applications for admission as a member of a high-performing team

• Proficiency with technology, including Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, OnBase, and Customer Relationship Management software


• Effectively move prospective students through the recruitment and admissions cycle through a multi-dimensional communications strategy to boost enrollment in target areas.

• Through targeted emails, custom mailings, and personal phone calls, communicate with designated populations in our customer relationship management system.

• Partner with school/college staff and faculty to define value propositions, stories, curriculum updates, and research opportunities, and identify talented students for outreach.

• Using email and web content, including blogs, create awareness of academic opportunities to prospects to move them to the inquiry phase.

• Engage with students identified through field travel and web inquiry form submission.

• Through travel and outreach, recruit prospective students in designated territory.

• Promote Early Decision to top prospects via targeted messaging and phone calls.

• Work with students and counselors to ensure that applications are complete.

• Increase campus visitation to improve conversion rates of inquiry/applicant and admitted/deposited students.

• Help plan admissions events (including virtual sessions) for target audiences.

• Participate in campus visitation and events, including present to and interview students, and give information sessions on behalf of colleges if needed.

• Read and evaluate applications for admission and recommend admissions decisions for assigned programs.

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Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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