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Temporary Admissions Counselor
6 month/Full-time appointment
CALS Admissions Office
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Who We Are:
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University is engaged in pioneering pursuit of inclusive, purpose-driven science. As Cornell University's second largest college, with discovery for impact at its core, we work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through equitable, world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
Our top-ranked undergraduate programs include over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, communication, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences. We aim to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those not simply driven to master their discipline, but who are also passionate about doing so to serve the public good.
The CALS Admissions team is committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that our undergraduate cohort reflects the incredible diversity of NY State, our nation, and the globe. Recently, CALS made the decision to move away from using standardized test-score and instead implemented an experiential, score-free policy for the next three admissions cycles. The impact of our efforts has resulted in our largest incoming first-year cohort of students who are the first in their family to attend college. Our new colleague will help us continue this trajectory into the future.
What you will do:
Reporting to the CALS Director of Admissions, this CALS Temporary Admissions Counselor will help to ensure that the Admissions Office delivers the highest level of customer/stakeholder services by providing unparalleled professionalism, using available efficiencies, and promoting collaboration among the team.
Serve as primary point of contact for prospective students, families, and counselors. Provide timely and detailed responses to mail, email, phone, and web inquiries. Counsel/advise on matters of admissions. Remain up to date on CALS curriculum and course offerings, student services, abroad, internship, and research opportunities, and other information required to successfully recruit and guide appropriate students
Assist with content development for CALS admissions digital and print materials
Serve as liaison with Central Admissions and CALS Marketing and Communication to implement and monitor CALS communication plan through broadcast email tool(s)
Assist in the organization and implementation of admissions events, including Cornell Days and Diversity Hosting.
In collaboration with the Associate Director of Admissions, provide oversight and support for the CALS Ambassador program.
In conjunction with the Director, Associate and Assistant Directors, read and evaluate freshmen applications.
Ensure completion of applications through regular communication with applicants, parents, school counselors, and Cornell processing staff.
What We Need:
Bachelor's degree and up to 2 years experience in higher education
Commitment to diversity and access for all by supporting students and families through the admissions process
Effective time management, organizational and prioritization capabilities.
Proven ability to work effectively to achieve established goals.
Aptitude and ability to build and maintain a positive working relationship with colleagues, students, faculty, alumni and employers.
Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage various projects. * Positive, insatiably curious, inventive and resourceful, with a strong work ethic!
Open to feedback and continuous improvement.
Demonstrated maturity, judgment and professional etiquette. Knowledgeable of current computer systems, software applications, social media and database management tools.
high level of discretion and sound judgment with confidential information.
Must be willing to travel (5% of time per year).
Adapt easily and willingly to shifts in work focus and tasks as initiatives evolve and develop in a fast paced admissions office
If you possess these experiences and skills this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, to include:
Experience in crafting messaging and content for external audiences
Familiarity with evolving trends in higher education and admissions
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.