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Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission

Colgate University
Job Location:
Hamilton, 13346
Admissions and Enrollment

Division: Admission and Financial Aid

Department: Admission

Hiring Wage/Salary Range

Admission Counselor: $60,410 / Assistant Dean of Admission: $60,500 - $61,000


When extending an offer, Colgate University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations.


Current Benefits
Colgate University is proud to offer in-depth, competitive benefits that support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their family. The majority of benefits are effective on the date of hire.
We pride ourselves on the scope and quality of the benefits offered to our employees. We invite candidates to visit our Benefits page to learn more about our generous benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:

Health and Wellness:
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, behavioral health benefits, disability and life insurance, 403 B Retirement with employer core and matching contributions.

Paid Time Off:
Vacation time (varies based on position classification), sick time, 13.5 holidays including a Winter Recess between Christmas and New Year's and 3 floating holidays.

Paid Family Leave:
After six months of employment, employees become eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid time off up to 67% of salary to a state maximum for bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster child, caring for a family member with a serious health condition or to help after a family member has been deployed to active military duty abroad.

Continuing Education and Professional Development:
Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may take up to 2 courses per semester at Colgate, tuition free with a $20 per course registration fee.
Funding for work related courses to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree related to your current position.
After 7 years of service in an eligible position an employee's eligible children may be awarded up to half of Colgate's tuition to attend an accredited college, university or trade school of their choice.

Along with a generous benefits package, additional perks unique to Colgate University include but are not limited to free on campus parking, free gym membership with discounts for family members, reduced Seven Oaks Golf Course memberships, University Bookstore discount, free library access, 3 free tickets for any regular season athletic home event, access to Colgate owned Bewkes Center and Glendening Boathouse, free access to all cultural events.

Department Statement

Participates in a team oriented working environment through all phases of the 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 by various modes of transportation in a variety of locations.


The position will have the following responsibilities and accountabilities:
  • Accountable for actively recruiting students electronically and in person through effective communication consistent with Colgate's mission.
  • Accountable to provide outstanding customer service both on campus and in assigned travel regions.
  • Accountable for building strong and positive relationships with constituent populations.
  • Accountable to effectively review applications with objectivity and be able to demonstrate independent judgment and decision making in the process.
  • Accountable for familiarity with and compliance to NCAA recruiting rules.
  • Ability to respond to supervisor feedback.
  • Accountable for personal growth and advancement of relevant admissions, analytical, process and general professional skills and behaviors.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned. May include work with Colgate student volunteer programs.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

  • 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 and a high comfort level with public speaking before large groups is required, and an ability to effectively engage audiences through dynamic oral presentations is essential.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the liberal arts and 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.
  • Passport eligibility is required.
  • Must be able to travel 50% annually.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Volunteer or employment experience in selective admissions preferred, as is prior experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Fluency in a second language is helpful.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required.


A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Physical Requirements

Required to work on campus.

Other Information

Diversity Statement Requirement:
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.

Requisition Number: 2024S057Posting

Temporary: No

Work Schedule: Weekdays, with occasional weekends.

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