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Welcome Center: Employment

What is the Welcome Center and what role does a Welcome Center Greeter play?

The Welcome Center desk is located on the first floor of the Haggerty Administration Building where our Greeters play a key role on our campus.  Whether it is a new staff member, current student, general visitor, or a prospective student seeking information, Welcome Center Greeters are there to provide them with information in a patient, friendly, accurate, and helpful manner.  At times, the Welcome Center may be the first point of contact someone has with our campus and as such it is important that all Greeters make callers and visitors their first priority in order to leave a positive lasting impression.

Greeter responsibilities include:

  • Answering phones
  • Greeting walk-in visitors
  • Providing information such as directions, academic and cultural offerings, and event details
  • Selling visitor parking passes
  • Managing displays and literature racks
  • Creating a welcoming environment for any and all visitors


Interested in becoming a Welcome Center Greeter?

Here's what we look for:

Welcome Center employees must be warm, professional, well spoken, and courteous with outstanding customer service skills. They must also have thorough knowledge of our campus, building and office locations, academic programs we offer, cultural offerings, and campus events.  Often times, the Welcome Center manages a high volume of phone calls and walk-in visitors.  As such, it is important that students are able to work well in such a fast paced environment.

Prospective applicants must hold a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher in order to be eligible for hire as a Welcome Center Greeter.


Ready to apply?

In order to be considered for a position at the Welcome Center, please fill out our application below.

Fall 2019 Welcome Center Greeter Application

Along with your application, you are also required to have one reference form submitted on your behalf.  Please download and print the reference form below.  Your reference form can be submitted to Paige Olscamp in the Office of Undergraduate Admission through inter-campus mail or by fax to 845-257-3209.

Click here to download your reference form

Applications and reference forms must be submitted by March 4th in order to be considered.

 

Application Timeline:

March 4th: Application and reference form due
March 11th - 15th: Small group interviews
March 25th - 29th: Shadow Interviews
April 5th: Position Offers

 

Questions? Please contact:
Paige Olscamp
Assistant Director of Freshman Admission
Welcome Center Coordinator
olscampp@newpaltz.edu
(845) 257-3214