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Apply now Job no: 493392
Work type: Full-time Staff
Location: Buffalo
Categories: Admissions

The Graduate Admissions Counselor reports to the Director of Graduate Enrollment and Corporate Engagement and will assist the office in all aspects of graduate enrollment based on stated policies, procedures, and goals of the college. This is a full-time positions, some evenings and weekends are required.


  • Assist in the development, implementation and coordination of a strategic marketing and recruitment plan for graduate enrollment
  • Assist in developing recruitment strategies utilizing social networking, multimedia, and other technologies related to graduate student recruitment and retention
  • Assist in coordination of on-campus/off-campus recruiting activities for all graduate programs
  • Travel to various recruiting events, admissions and community based events to market graduate programs to prospective students
  • Facilitate correspondence between prospective students, the faculty, and staff
  • Assist with coordination of campus visits and tours; oversee visit logistics for prospective students
  • Interview prospective students; provide admissions and program information.
  • Assist Canadian and other international students with the admission process
  • Assist with evaluation of applications and transcripts in order to recommend admission decisions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master's degree preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience working in admissions, recruitment, or enrollment management in a post-secondary setting, sales or marketing experience is preferred
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects is required
  • Excellent writing skills and attentiveness to detail are required
  • Outstanding oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate Canisius College’s mission and programs with sincerity and enthusiasm are required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management is required
  • Ability to travel and work evening hours
  • Valid New York State driver’s license with a good driving record is required

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.                             

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