Open Date 05/27/2021
Requisition Number PRN26328B
Job Title Admissions Counselor
Working Title Admissions Counselor
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Full-time, typically 40 hours/week, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This is an exempt position, so schedule may periodically change.
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00295 - Office of Admissions
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $39,000 to $41,000
Open Until Filled Yes
Nestled between the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake City, the state's capitol, the University of Utah is the state's public flagship institution and a top-tier research university classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 131 research universities with the "highest research activity" in the nation. The "U" is a PAC -12 institution with a total enrollment over 33,000 and an undergraduate enrollment over 24,500. The U is committed to providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students and community engagement.
The Office of Admissions is a dynamic and growing organization committed to assisting future students learn about and enroll at the University of Utah. We are seeking a personable, energetic and poised admissions counselor to join our team to help us expand our recruitment reach in- and out-of-state, continue to increase our new student enrollment, and shape the entering class. The admissions counselor will serve as an advisor to prospective students, their families, secondary school counselors and others. The admissions counselor will develop an in-depth understanding of admissions practices, institutional policies, and program offerings in order to effectively recruit students. The admissions counselor will work alongside the recruitment team in the Emma Eccles Jones Welcome Center in the Gardner Commons building, a state-of-the-art building located in the heart of our campus
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
• Develop, implement, report and assess a domestic first-year and transfer student recruitment plan that helps the University of Utah achieve its enrollment goals
• Implement a domestic first-year and transfer student recruitment plan which includes high school visits, two-year college visits, college fairs, information sessions, receptions, and meetings with secondary school and independent counselors, prospective students, families, and community-based organizations
• Build personalized relationships with prospective students, families, school counselors, alumni, and other constituents in support of the recruitment goals for the territory
• Support the recruitment and admission of transfer students from institutions within the assigned territory
• Plan all off-campus admission events in all areas of regional responsibility in collaboration with the campus experience team
• Read and evaluate all domestic applications in regional territory
• Collaborate with the Alumni Association in support of institutional initiatives within the region
• Significant travel up to 4 – 6 weeks annually within the territory between early September to November and January to May is required and will be adjusted due to the pandemic
• Perform other duties as assigned
Requires a bachelor's degree from a university/college in a related field, plus one year of directly related experience or equivalency is required. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess excellent customer service skills, demonstrate proficient oral and written communication skills, and have adept interpersonal skills; demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; have the ability to communicate complex information to multiple audiences, as well as speak in front of large groups; demonstrate problem-solving and time-management skills; have a valid driver's license; possess an understanding of higher education, specifically the value of public higher education. Preference will also be given to those who have admissions/recruitment experience at a regionally accredited university. The select candidate will be willing to work some evenings and weekends and travel overnight in-and out-of-state approximately 4-6 weeks annually.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. A conditional offer may be made contingent on a bachelor's degree having been awarded before the start date.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu
For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/
To inquire about this posting, email:firstname.lastname@example.org (%email@example.com) or call 801-581-2300.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.