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CUNY Assistant Director of Admissions, Recruitment, & Outreach (HEOa) (CUNY Only) in New York, New York

Assistant Director of Admissions, Recruitment, & Outreach (HEOa) (CUNY Only)

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Guttman Community College

Full/Part Time




The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is a beacon of innovation and knowledge creation in higher education, a two-year college where evidence-based high-impact practices in curriculum design and delivery permeate the educational model and have yielded graduation rates that are the highest in CUNY’s community college sector and above the national average. Located in midtown Manhattan, Guttman draws a culturally diverse student body from across New York City and is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.

The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches to achieve its goals and to improve student persistence, retention, completion, and transfer. The centerpiece of Guttman’s educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum, where students examine current world issues and use New York City as a living text and laboratory. Thus, connecting information and concepts across multiple disciplines, contexts, and perspectives. This immersive approach equips Guttman students with the foundation of knowledge and skills essential to their intellectual, social, civic, and professional endeavors in and beyond the classroom. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012 and has established an enrollment target of approximately 5,000 students in the coming years. Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website ( ) to learn more about the institution.

To be considered for admission to Guttman Community College, applicants are required to participate in a multi-step process designed to help them make informed and intentional decisions as they begin their transition to higher education. In preparation for its long-term expansion to enroll between 3,000 and 5,000 students, the Office of Admissions is seeking a highly reliable and energetic Assistant Director of Admissions, Recruitment, & Outreach to support outreach activities prospective students and their families.

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Assistant Director will be part of a collaborative, student-centered team who celebrates innovative approaches in higher ed, and find joy and pride in admissions work. The Assistant Director will be a team player that upholds the highest standard of the institution and is integral to the success of the Division of Enrollment Management in reaching its enrollment goals. The successful candidate will work closely with Marketing & Communications to ensure all visitor programs, materials, and spaces communicate key messages and uphold Guttman’s quality and brand standards. The Assistant Director represents the College at high school and community events and college fairs and participates in campus-based admissions activities. They will cultivate and maintain relationships with counselors from high schools and community-based organizations to generate inquiries from prospective students and facilitate their admission to and enrollment in the College. The Assistant Director will work closely with departments across the College to ensure a seamless transition for entering students.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, this position will specifically be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee outreach activities for prospective students and their families in the five boroughs and other areas as assigned; Oversee activities related to successfully implement Guttman Information Sessions

  • Counsel and advise prospective students on the admissions process as well as their academic goals

  • Coordinate the Annual Counselor Reception, to inform High School and Community Based Organization counselors of Guttman's unique admissions process and to determine if Guttman is the right fit for their students.

  • Term activate and matriculate committed students.

  • Manage the CRM and further implementation of CRM for the success of engagement, recruitment, communications, and enrollment

  • In collaboration with the Director of Admission work on enrollment reporting processes

  • Develop an annual calendar of events and programs; maintain a database of program leadership and participation.

  • Modify and continuously improve program materials in response to feedback and annual institutional strategic planning


  • Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

  • Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Counseling, Social Work, Student Development, Student Affairs, or a directly related discipline preferred

  • Experience working with underprepared high school or college students from diverse cultures/backgrounds, with sensitivity to their unique personal, economic and social needs, in an educational setting strongly preferred;

  • Experience using CRMs, and other standard higher education industry admissions and recruiting systems/tools, including CRM, web-based, and online applications;

  • Multi-lingual with excellent presentation and group facilitation skills;

  • Strong writing, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to work and interact effectively and collaboratively with a diverse community of learners, students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies in a large centralized public university system;

  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-faceted, fast-paced, time-sensitive, and demanding student-focused and responsive operation serving both internal and external constituents;

  • Ability to work evening hours and occasional weekends


Conducts and coordinates student recruiting and other admissions activities.

  • Counsels prospective, transfer, and current students on their academic goals and how they may be achieved at the College, and assists them in preparing academic plans

  • Provides referrals to other College departments as needed to further assist student/applicant

  • Conducts follow-up with students from inquiry stage to registration

  • Reviews applications and provides preliminary recommendations on admissions

  • Participates in recruitment programs such as open house sessions, and direct recruiting activities

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Admissions Senior Advisor


Higher Education Assistant




$62,411 - $75,465; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website


Before applying, candidates are asked to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College “Why Work at Guttman – Model Guttman Employee” website ( ) to learn about the many attributes of the model employee for Guttman.

Visit , access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (25857) or Title (Assistant Director of Admissions, Recruitment, & Outreach (HEOa)). Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

In order to be considered for the position, candidates must upload as one document, by the closing date:

  • A cover letter that highlights your education and experience and what would make you a Model Guttman Employee

  • Resume/CV

  • Contact information for 3 professional references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


December 5, 2022


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.