University of Utah Admissions Counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/02/2017

Requisition Number PRN14032B

Job Title Admissions Counselor

Working Title Admissions Counselor

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00295 - Office of Admissions

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $32,000 to $37,000; Commensurate with Experience

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Under supervision of a Senior Admissions Counselor, the Admissions Counselor will contribute to the overall recruitment efforts for the Office of Admissions by managing a recruitment territory and planning and implementing activities for attracting and matriculating new students to the University of Utah. The Admissions Counselor will also assist with coordinating transfer student recruitment strategies.


Essential Responsibilities:

1.Manage an assigned recruitment territory, which includes: developing/maintaining relationships with and providing service to high school personnel; attending college fairs and visit high schools; completing requisite paperwork prior to and after the completion of a recruitment trip; and making necessary travel arrangements.

2.Assist prospective students in gathering the necessary information they need to make an informed decision about the University of Utah and navigating the various processes and offices to enroll at the University of Utah.

3.Read, evaluate and make decisions on application files.

4.Assume responsibility for the management and oversight of a territory budget.

5.Assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the recruitment plan for assigned area of responsibility in transfer recruitment (description below) for the Office of Admissions to support the enrollment goals of the institution.

6.Provide follow-up correspondence and individual counseling to prospective students via in-person meetings, e-mail, telephone, and U.S. mail.

7.Participate in office recruitment activities and special events.

8.Conduct group presentations and campus tours.

9.Assist with other duties assigned.


The Admissions Counselor will assist with the transfer recruitment efforts for the Office of Admissions and will be responsible for ensuring that transfer students are aware of the opportunities available at the University of Utah through outgoing communications and recruitment activities (visits and programs). While the primary focus will be on transfer student populations, this position will also ensure that veterans and non-traditional students are being serviced through the recruitment process.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years’ related experience, or equivalency. Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Select candidate will be willing to work evenings and weekends and travel overnight in- and out-of-state approximately 3-6 weeks annually.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential function of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preference will be given to candidates who: possess excellent customer service, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; have the ability to communicate complex information to multiple audiences and speak in front of large groups; demonstrate problem-solving and time-management skills; have a valid drivers’ license. This position frequently addresses problematic situations regarding admissions and student recruitment and often acts as a mediator or a negotiator. A major task for this position is to understand the needs of various constituents and determine what actions will best meet those needs. Also desirable is an understanding of higher education, and specifically, the value of public higher education. Preference will also be given to those who have Admissions/Recruitment experience at a regionally accredited university.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

The position will have a start date in mid-June. Spring 2017 college graduates are encouraged to apply. A conditional offer may be made contingent on a bachelor’s degree having been awarded before start date. Application review will begin on April 26th.

With your application, please upload your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.