Associate Director of Admissions

SUNY Orange County Community College   Middletown , NY   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on August 2, 2022
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About SUNY Orange:

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

The Associate Director working closely with the Director of Admissions, as a key member of the Enrollment Management team and has direct responsibility for initiating recruitment activities (on and-off campus) and maintaining the Admissions website including events management software and the Admissions CRM. The Associate Director will keep current with emerging best practices in college admissions and enrollment management.


The Associate Director is responsible for all aspects of the recruitment/admissions process; file review (including selective health profession programs), creating and delivering admissions presentations to individuals, families and groups, and representing the College at high schools and at other venues throughout the county.

The Associate Director also manages the transfer credit evaluation process serves as the PDSO overseeing the international admissions process through SEVIS, trains new staff and temporary employees and supervises the Assistant Director and Admissions Recruiter.  They will manage the Office in the absence of the Director.  Occasional evening and weekend hours. The Associate Director will spend 3-4 days per week at the Newburgh Campus.


Education required:          Bachelor's Degree

Experience required:        Three years of experience in a College Admissions setting or a relevant position which focuses on recruitment, credential evaluation and selection of candidates; familiarity with social media programs. Three years of experience as a manager or supervisor.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Must have the ability to synthesis admissions data and trends, forecast changes in enrollment/higher education and develop appropriate strategies to respond. 
  • Should have strong technology skills and the ability to manage a CRM.
  • Experience in a community college setting
  • Knowledge of SCT Banner student information systems
  • Current supervisory experience
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with supervising personnel, coworkers, all college employees and the public
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Must be able to travel between the college's two campuses and other sites
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Valid driver's license

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: August 21, 2022

Position begins ASAP

Salary: $53,974-$71,515 per annum; commensurate with experience.  This is a Staff & Chair, Grade 60, 12 month position.

SUNY Orange offers a very competitive benefits package which includes excellent low cost health insurance as well as a generous leave policy.

Please see application instructions below.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, 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. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?


Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

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