Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions reports directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies and provides leadership over the administrative and operational processes associated with recruitment, admissions, and enrollment for SUNY Oswego graduate programs and certificates.
Management of prospective students, recruiting events, applicant experience and communication, support for program-based student selection processes, acquisition of post-selection information and surveys, and transfer of information into the student record to support accepted student matriculations.
Responsible for maintaining and maximizing the use of admissions software (Technolutions Slate) for all graduate recruitment, admissions, and enrollment processes; train program coordinators on software as needed; trouble-shoot challenges experienced by program coordinators, students, or administrative support staff and manage reporting functions during all phases of the admissions process.
Manage the workflow for application fees and fee waivers and collaborate with corresponding offices/business units.
Serve as a liaison between the Division of Graduate Studies and other SUNY Oswego administrative offices as they relate to enrollment management, Slate, and relevant academic operations.
Compile and report on graduate admissions and academic metrics that help decision-making around recruitment and enrollment issues, including but not limited to, student demographics and the overall success of Graduate Studies recruitment efforts.
Maintain the graduate admissions website and ensure accuracy and consistency with web and marketing content.
Collaborate with Division of Graduate Studies staff on the graduate student experience, access to scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and develop appropriate communication plans for long-term and short term initiatives.
Serve as an advocate for inclusive admissions practices and contribute to efforts that will enhance the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities’ engagement with graduate education.
Supervise admissions secretary, set priorities and goals, provide formal and informal feedback; coach, train, and mentor.
Be available to work evenings and/or weekends as required.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualifications for this position and specifically address how you would see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion, or equity issues within the Division of Graduate Studies and SUNY Oswego; resume; copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) to:
Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department: SUNY Oswego has been delivering high quality graduate programs at an affordable price for over 70 years. The Division of Graduate Studies at SUNY Oswego is responsible for the administration of more than forty degree and certificate programs across the School of Education, School of Business, School of Communication, Media and the Arts and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The division provides effective leadership and critical administrative structures that fosters a robust, thriving, and encouraging graduate community for students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Oswego. Over 900 graduate students are enrolled each year on our main campus, online, and at our Syracuse campus.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.
Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy.
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Master’s degree by time of appointment
1 year of work experience
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information consistent with federal and state educational laws
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Prior experience in college/university admissions/graduate admissions or closely related area
Experience with admissions software systems (Technolutions Slate, preferred)
Experience providing technical or organizational development assistance
Commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to issues in higher education
Experience in professional development and/or community activities that reflects commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion issues.
Experience working with website and marketing material design
Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize work tasks
Demonstrated computer literacy with proficiency in software systems that include Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience working positively and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego