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Regional Admissions Counselor

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Other-Site
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management

Department: Office of Admissions
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $48,000 - $53,000 per year
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
April 10, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply online and submit a cover letter, resume, answers to supplemental questions, names and contact information for three professional references.

Supplemental Questions:
1. Please indicate area preference: Chicago, IL or Denver, CO?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license and driving record that is UO Certifiable?
3. Are you able to work irregular hours which may include nights and weekends?
4. Give examples of technology that you have used for record keeping and data management.
5. Give an example of your experience working independently or remotely.

Department Summary
The Office of Admissions includes over 50 staff who are engaged in the work of recruitment and outreach to prospective undergraduates, and making admission decisions on all applicants for freshman, transfer, and post baccalaureate undergraduate admission. Admissions is a unit of the Division of Student Services & Enrollment Management, and works closely with several other units of that division, especially Scholarships/Financial Aid and Orientation, as well as the Division of International Affairs.

Within Admissions, the recruitment & outreach team that includes this position is a dynamic, committed group of professionals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who are often the first UO representatives that thousands of students per year from around the US and beyond will meet in the process of choosing whether to apply to, and ultimately attend, the University of Oregon. Their care for the students extends beyond the desire to have students choose Oregon, and also extends to our outreach mission, making sure that students and their families feel empowered about the college preparation, search, and choice process, regardless of where they enroll. In light of the university's growing presence around the US and beyond, we are adding to this dedicated staff in order to accomplish even more in our work.

Position Summary
Based in the greater Chicago, IL or Denver, CO areas, this counselor is responsible for representing the University of Oregon (UO) to multiple constituencies, including prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts. Residing in the region, the counselor independently develops and implements recruiting initiatives to meet application and enrollment goals, and also conducts holistic review of freshman applications for their assigned territory, and others as assigned. The counselor must be effective at independently planning recruitment strategies including high school visits, area receptions, and individual meetings. Additionally, this position is a front-line service provider with primary responsibility for student admission counseling, recruitment travel, and management of the assigned geographic areas. The position requires a significant level of independent judgment and autonomy in regards to work planning; local representation of the university to thousands of students, families, counselors, and other key staff at secondary schools and community colleges; expert counseling of students and families; and application of university admission policy through holistic admission review. Secondary responsibilities include scholarship review, and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Regional Recruitment.

This position requires an extensive amount of travel, often including locations that are not serviced by public transportation.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree

This position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfill special projects and events.

This position will require a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain UO Drivers Certification

Professional Competencies
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
• Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data
• Must be detail-oriented and possess strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong office applications and database management skills
• Ability to work in a collaborative and effective manner with students, alumni, diverse families, administrators, and faculty
• Ability to work and communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
• Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling
• Experience with high school relations and recruitment activity specifically in the Denver or Chicago area
• Proficiency and fluency (grammar, spelling, syntax, structure) in both oral and written Spanish skills
• Experience working in an institution of higher education
• Experience with software systems such as Banner, Talisma, College Board EPS, or similar databases/CRMs

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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