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Regional Admissions Counselor

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Other-Site
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Administrative/Office Support, Education, Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Human Resources

Department: Office of Admissions
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $48,000 - $53,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 7, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Office of Admissions is a part of the Division of Student Services & Enrollment Management, and includes more than 50 staff who are all engaged in the work of recruitment and outreach to prospective undergraduates, and making thoughtful decisions on all applicants for freshman, transfer, and post baccalaureate undergraduate admission. Within that office, 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 (or even only!) 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 decision process, regardless of where they wind up enrolling.

Position Summary
Based in Northern California, 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 Sr. Assistant Director for Regional Recruitment.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record that is UO certifiable.
• Ability to work irregular hours and travel extensively on nights and weekends.
• Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills.
• Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to function independently from a remote location, and the ability to conduct responsibilities from residence.

Professional Competencies
• 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.
• Proficiency and fluency (grammar, spelling, syntax, structure) in both oral and written Spanish.
• Experience working in an institution of higher education.
• Knowledge of university-specific computer application programs and knowledge of university procedures.

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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