Admissions Counselor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034077
Department Code 22801-7171
Department Syracuse Abroad
Job Title Admissions Counselor
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S4
FLSA Status Non-exempt
Hours

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Admissions Counselor will advise, evaluate, admit and recruit students to Syracuse University study abroad programs (Syracuse Abroad), and advise student, parents, colleagues and other constituents about Syracuse Abroad programs, policies, and procedures.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and database systems.
• Strict attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
• Experience living, working or studying abroad is helpful.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills (essential).
• The ability to work both independently and within a team.

Responsibilities

• Review, evaluate and make admissions decisions for assigned Syracuse Abroad program(s). Communicate with students on an on-going basis until applications are complete, keeping them informed re: upcoming deadlines and important program information.
• Advise and respond to inquiries and concerns from students, parents, colleagues, academic professionals and other constituents about Syracuse Abroad programs, procedures, and policies, and recruit students for Syracuse Abroad programs as needed.
• Facilitate and advise students on the visa application process, and process student visa applications. Serve as departmental liaison to foreign consulate of assigned program country; keep up-to-date on changes in visa applications process. Provide up-to-date information on visas and program policies for inclusion on Syracuse Abroad website, printed materials, other.
• Effectively communicate with program and center director(s) re: important issues (i.e. visa application process, etc.) involving students, admissions or student services.
• Process post-acceptance materials for students and manage student data using Syracuse Abroad database.
• Participate in and/or facilitate pre-departure and information meetings for students and parents.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

Tools/Equipment

Not Applicable

Application Instructions

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

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

EEOC

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.

Job Posting Date 11/02/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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