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University of Utah Admissions Counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN24395B

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

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 $41,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Admissions Counselor will contribute to the overall recruitment efforts for the Office of Admissions. Responsibilities include managing a recruitment territory, planning and implementing activities for attracting and matriculating new students, and representing the University of Utah at events both on and off campus. The Admissions Counselor will also represent the University of Utah through virtual events. This position will require out-of-state travel; for 4-6 weeks a year to their recruitment territory and participation in evening and weekend recruitment activities. The office is located in the new Emma Eccles Jones Welcome Center in the Gardner Commons building, a state-of-the-art student classroom building at the heart of campus.

Responsibilities

1. Manage an assigned in-state and out-of-state recruitment territory, which includes: developing/maintaining relationships with and providing service to high school personnel, attending college fairs and visiting 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, as well as navigating the various processes and offices to enroll at the University of Utah.

3. Read, evaluate, and make admissions 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 strategies and tactics used in increase the enrollment of underrepresented students or transfer students.

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

7. Participate in office recruitment activities and special events.

8. Conduct group presentations and campus tours.

9. Carry out other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years’ related experience, or equivalency.

Preferences

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 3-6 weeks annually.

The Admissions Counselor frequently addresses sensitive situations regarding admissions and student recruitment, and will often act as a mediator. A major task for this position is to understand the needs of various constituents and determine what actions will best meet those needs. Additionally, a firm understanding of the value of higher education is desired.

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.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.

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.

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