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Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission

Hamilton, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 06/21/16


Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university, is a very special place to work. Comprised of a diverse, global group of individuals from local and worldwide communities, the quality of our staff is critical to preserving our high standards of education. To ensure that quality, we nurture an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff virtually free opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits, and even a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our diverse, friendly staff can be found kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Moraine, participating in outdoor recreation cooking or bouldering events, attending lectures and working out together at our state of the art gym facilities.

The Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission participates in a team-oriented working environment through all phases of the student recruitment and selection process -- travel, application review, information sessions and interviewing -- and communicates with prospective students, families, counselors, and alumni in an assigned geographic territory. The position includes a full share of travel (6-9 weeks/year) by various modes of transportation in a variety of locations.


The successful candidate will be responsible for actively recruiting students electronically, and in person through effective communication strategies consistent with Colgate's mission. Accountable for providing outstanding customer service both on campus, and in assigned travel regions and for building strong, mutually, positive relationships with constituent populations. Accountable for effectively reviewing applications with objectivity. Accountable for compliance with NCAA recruiting rules. May include work with Colgate student volunteer programs.

(Education and Experience)
: Behavioral Competencies

Change Management: Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

Creativity and Innovation: Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion: Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

Effective Communication: Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

Leadership and Teamwork: Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

Personal Accountability for Results: Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

Problem Solving and Decision Making: Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

Sustainability: Understands the impact of decision-making and personal behavior in achieving the university's commitment to a sustainable and carbon neutral campus; supports and advances the university's sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- A Bachelor's degree is required.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, a high comfort level presenting to large groups and the ability to effectively engage audiences through dynamic, compelling presentations is essential.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate the value of a liberal arts education to students and
other outside constituents.
- Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information pertaining to application review and other admission initiatives.
- A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.
-Passport eligibility is required.
- Volunteer or employment experience in selective admissions preferred, as is prior experience working with diverse student populations.
- Fluency in a second language is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. The employee in this position must maintain familiarity with all applicable NCAA rules and is responsible for compliance with those rules.

The level of appointment will be based on the years of experience and demonstrated competencies of the successful candidate. Colgate is committed to responding to the diverse educational needs of our students, and strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, ways of life, and philosophies. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

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