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Admissions Counselor (JD Program)

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Legal/Law

Department: School of Law
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
October 9, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply online and submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and is a major research university committed to combining high level research with strong undergraduate and graduate teaching. Founded in 1876, UO enrolls almost 24,000 students from all 50 states and more than 95 countries; and offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. There are also 30 research centers, institutes, and core research facilities. Since July 2014, the University has been governed by an independent Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon. One of two AAU institutions in the Pacific Northwest, the University is widely known for a mix of highly ranked departments and innovative interdisciplinary programs; a strong commitment to research and education; and a collaborative, non-hierarchical institutional culture. The School of Law is Oregon’s only public law school, made up of three graduate degree programs and an undergraduate legal studies program

Position Summary
The Admissions Counselor (JD Program) is responsible for representing the University of Oregon School of Law (UOSOL) to multiple constituencies, including prospective students, (and on occasion, to their families), and to college, university, and community contacts. The admissions counselor independently develops and implements recruiting initiatives and follow-up in order to advance the University of Oregon reputation for excellence by enrolling and retaining high-achieving law students. This position is a front-line service provider with primary responsibility for student admission counseling, recruitment travel, and management of assigned projects. Secondary responsibilities include application processing, scholarship review, recruitment program development and implementation, and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Associate Director of Admissions for the School of Law JD program.

This position requires travel to recruiting events, frequently held evenings and weekends. Candidate must also possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
• One year graduate recruiting or admissions experience.
• Two years' experience using technology tools for communication, record keeping, and management of data.

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
• Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with prospective students from a variety of backgrounds.
• Excellent oral and written communications and experience using office productivity programs (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Understanding of graduate admissions requirements and ability to thoroughly evaluate application materials.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated knowledge of student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling at an accredited college or university.
• Experience working in a higher education setting with diverse populations and cultures.
• Experience with data software systems such as Banner and ACES2.

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.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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