Admissions Counselor

Ithaca College

Position/Job Summary

Manage a central program responsibility in support of enrollment goals to include coordinating staff, students, alumni and other individuals in support of the program. Plan and execute recruitment activities and represent the College, working directly with prospective students and families, school counselors, and other constituents. Travel to recruitment and admission events at various venues such as high schools, fairs and college programs to meet goals set for assigned market regions and academic programs. Plan and participate in campus-based recruitment activities including information sessions, open house programs, interviews, and other outreach. Review applications, counsel applicants throughout the admission process, and ensure timely admission decisions. Perform functional responsibilities as assigned; meet established numerical and qualitative goals.

Position/Job Qualifications

Bachelors degree and a minimum of three years admission or related experience; excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact positively with a diverse group of students, parents, and alumni; a commitment to quality teamwork; high level of initiative and motivation and willingness to travel and to work some evenings and weekends in support of recruiting events are required. Ability to travel and possession of or ability to obtain a valid New York State drivers license and the ability to meet requirements to drive a College vehicle are required.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Work authorization (select one):

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position 

Department description

College Description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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