Admissions Counselor

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  Admissions Department/Division of Student Affairs

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Westchester Community College is the largest educational institution in Westchester County.  The Division of Student Affairs at Westchester Community College provides services and programs designed to enhance the lives of our students and promote student success.  Counselors within the division play a critical role as they help students create educational plans and develop skills for academic and life success.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor recruits students by informing prospective students/parents/guidance counselors of educational and vocational programs offered by Westchester Community College.  This position serves to reach out to the community by visiting area high schools, community groups, and organizations, in order to meet with prospective students both individually and in groups to disseminate information about our College programs. The Admissions Counselor organizes visits of students to the College, sets up meetings with appropriate faculty, organizes and conducts campus tours, and makes presentations regarding College courses and programs in order to encourage prospective students to consider WCC as a post secondary institution. Additionally, this position provides personal, academic and career counseling for both prospective and enrolled students as appropriate. S/he will also perform a variety of projects assigned by the Director of Admissions and/or the Dean of Student Affairs.

QUALIFICATIONS:   A Bachelor’s Degree is required (Master’s Degree preferred) in Guidance, Psychology, Sociology, or a closely related field and three years of experience in the fields of admissions or guidance counseling.  S/he must possess knowledge of college courses & programs, counseling techniques, and technology as it relates to recruitment efforts (e.g.: databases, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).  S/he must be able to relate to students of traditional college age as well as non-traditional students of various ages and diverse educational and socio-economic backgrounds. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is required.  Communicating effectively in Spanish is strongly preferred.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  The minimum starting salary is $57,415 plus competitive benefits. 

TO APPLY:  Please send a resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation to:  Please indicate “Admissions Counselor” in the subject line of the email or mail to:        

Director, Human Resources
Westchester Community College
HR Department, Administration Building- Suite 111
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY  10595
Fax: (914) 606-7838 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Priority will be given to applications received by September 5, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.