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International Admissions Counselor

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

Department: Office of Admissions
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $38,000 - $44,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
December 10, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete online applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

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 last three years have seen us grow from one position dedicated to international recruitment up to three. With travel to a growing number of countries each year, and a total campus enrollment of over 2,500 international students from 95 countries, we are excited about the challenges we can address with international enrollment goals. These positions also enjoy collaboration as part of an overall recruitment & outreach team with dynamic, committed and diverse colleagues. 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.

Position Summary
As a member of the Student Services & Enrollment Management team, the International Admissions Counselor is responsible for representing the University of Oregon (UO) to multiple constituencies, including prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts. The Counselor independently develops and implements recruiting initiatives to meet application and enrollment goals, and also conducts holistic review of freshman applications for students who are international themselves, or attend international schools, 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 an array of assigned geographic areas that literally spans the globe. The position requires a significant level of independent judgment and autonomy in regards to work planning; representation of the University to thousands of students, families, counselors, and other key staff at secondary schools; expert counseling of students and families; and application of university admission policy through holistic admission review and consideration of different educational systems and structures. Secondary responsibilities include scholarship review and other duties as assigned.

Additional expectations of the position:
• This position requires an extensive amount of travel, often including locations that are not serviced by public transportation. Incumbent must maintain a valid US Passport.
• The incumbent 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.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree

Professional Competencies
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
• Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data.
• Must be able to communicate efficiently, both orally and in writing.
• Manage a complicated daily, weekly and monthly schedule with recurring important professional commitments on and off campus.
• This position requires the capacity to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling.
• Proficiency and fluency (grammar, spelling, syntax, structure) in Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Arabic, or other languages relevant to the UO applicant pool.
• Experience with software systems such as Banner, Talisma, College Board EPS, or similar databases/CRMs.
• Experience living, studying, or working in another country.

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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