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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Admissions
Categories: Staff

Work Days: Monday-Friday. Approximately 5 Saturdays per year.
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30 am-4:54 pm
Hours Per Week: 37
Weeks Per Year: 52


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong communication, listening, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Strong computer skills (Proficiency in software programs Google Apps, Word, Excel.)
  • Ability to think critically, adjust accordingly and escalate when appropriate.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask and adapt to new technologies.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently under general supervision in a flexible work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree.
  • 1-3 years administrative assistant and/or customer service experience.
  • Experience with customer relations management (CRM) system (e.g. Slate.)



  • Greet and welcome visitors to Union as they enter and exit the office.
  • Rotate reception coverage, including some weekend staffing.
  • Rotate backup phone coverage.

Clerical work

  • Answer emails from prospective students, parents and school counselors.
  • Data entry of inquiry cards.
  • Print and mail postcards and posters in support of high school visits.
  • Scan and link documents in Slate.
  • Recalculate high school GPAs.
  • Process applications and supporting documents.
  • Event support (open houses, yield programs, etc.)
  • Review and resolve duplicate records in Slate.
  • Other data entry as assigned.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of office data.

Dean support

  • Support deans with program responsibilities as assigned.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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