Associate for Admissions

COLUMBIA GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE   HUDSON, NY   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on November 2, 2022

Associate for Admissions


Columbia-Greene Community College seeks an individual who desires to become part of a creative, vibrant, and student-centered learning community and foster a culture of student access and success, retention, and completion. The Associate for Admissions reports to the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management.


The Associate for Admissions must possess a positive and infectious attitude and appreciation for helping students and families. The Associate for Admissions must understand the philosophy, and benefit of a community college education and assist students and their families in finding an acceptable fit between educational and career goals and enrollment constraints. The position requires travel (no overnights) and the ability to set goals, manage time, and achieve results within an assigned area. The Associate for Admissions who receives minimal supervision must value working independently with students, families, high school personnel, and colleagues from other colleges. An appreciation for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and will demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.


Throughout the year, the Associate for Admissions will meet prospective students at high schools, college fairs, all the like, and will participate in on-and-off campus programs; conduct interviews; evaluate files and make admission decisions; initiate and extensive communication, via phone, text, and Email for applicant follow-up. Each of these activities requires different skills. The Associate for Admissions must quickly build a professional base of higher education and admissions knowledge and network. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree with one to three years of experience working in higher education, preferably in an Admissions Office
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Positive and infectious attitude
  • Superior writing and verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to speak in front of large groups
  • Familiarity with software packages related to admissions
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with three or more years of experience working in higher education, preferably in an Admissions Office
  • Three or more years of experience working with Banner or similar operating system
  • Digital marketing experience 
  • Bi-lingual a plus


Physical Abilities

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodations:

  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Some bending and stooping when working with files
  • Limited lifting involved but not more than 50 pounds at a time
  • Finger dexterity for typing and using other office equipment


Salary and Benefit Information

Contractual salary. The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, tax-deferred compensation, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers.  


Application Information

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; and (3) contact information for three professional references.  Submit all as a single PDF document to: Review will begin immediately and continue until filled.


Columbia-Greene Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.


The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for individuals with documented disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations for completing the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 518-697-6337.