Regional Senior Admissions Counselor

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Classification:Student Services Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Personnel, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Exceptional university seeking exceptional recruiter. Help students start their next adventure in Alaska as a regional senior admissions counselor based in Seattle/Tacoma.


50Collaborate with Director of Admissions with developing and implementing admissions strategies for regional recruiting. Develops and maintains relationships that facilitate the recruitment of prospective students. Represent the University to a wide and diverse audience to influence college choice. Council prospective applicants on higher education, UAF’s admissions process and opportunities at the University through in-person appointments, phone calls, emails and events. Is the primary point of contact for students from territory, guiding them through the application and admissions process; serve as a secondary point of contact for all other students. Serve as a liaison between prospective student and academic departments, colleges and schools, students services, the Office of International Programs and Initiatives, transfer credit evaluators, academic advising center and other academic advisors throughout campus, and other campus departments to assist, advise and guide prospective students through the admissions process. Interpret, advise and make determinations regarding BOR, UAF and Admissions policies. Represent and promote UAF at college fairs, high school, college visits and other recruitment events and venues.Essential
50Create, implements, evaluates and refines data driven recruitment strategy to increase enrollment in Washington State. Analyze recruitment trends nationally and in Washington State to integrate with UAF data to identify opportunities for expansion and growth. Identify, develop and execute short term (1 year) and long term (3-5 year) initiatives. Manage and leverage budget to execute recruitment strategy. Conduct annual assessment of region using quantitative data (inquiry, admit, enrolled numbers) and qualitative data (travel visit assessments, development of relationships with stakeholders) and create report to submit to Director of Admissions. Advise Director of Admissions on territory trends that may affect UAF enrollment goals. Research, analyze, develop and manage high level special projects to be distributed to Director of Admissions, Vice Chancellor for Students and Core Cabinet. Evaluate process and procedures to make recommendations to Director of Admissions on regional admissions counseling. Collaborate with the Director of Admission and Assistant Director of Admissions in the development of strategic communication plans for students from regional territory. Maintain, analyze and interpret data to track success of various recruitment initiatives. Make recommendations to Director of Admissions based on analysis. Collaborate with Director of Admissions and Schools and Colleges to identify potential partner institutions. Develop, create and collaborate on articulation agreements with community colleges. Coordinate with campus to distribute mailings, shipping materials, and other duties to support recruitment duties. Propose events to increase enrollment from region, ensuring compliance with professional standards and data driven analysis with recommendations for improvement.Essential
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is looking for an experienced professional to be a Regional Senior Admissions Counselor based in the Seattle/Tacoma area. The job will support students from the state of Washington in their college search by serving as their primary point of contact through the admissions process. They will also build relationships that facilitate the recruitment of prospective students and represent the University to a wide and diverse audience to influence college choice. 
This position will create, implement and assess a data driven recruitment strategy to strengthen enrollment and build strategic relationships in Washington State with short and long term goals and initiatives. 


Strong organizational and public speaking skills. Ability to talk knowledgeably about UAF and answer questions involving individual programs, financial aid, student services, residence life, advising, etc. Demonstrated leadership, decision making, writing, strategic planning. Strong interpersonal and small group communication skills. Must be flexible, motivated, hard-working, dependable, passionate, and detail-oriented.

Required Experience:

3 years' experience in Admissions or recruitment. Student, part-time or graduate student does not qualify. Experience working with diverse populations. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. Valid driver's license. Knowledge of Banner, Salesforce, and experience as a regional recruiter preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on August 28, 2017 to be considered.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Grade 79 - $53,705

This position is required to be based out of the individual’s home who must reside within specified boundaries in the Seattle/Tacoma area, or as approved. Work is done independently out of their home, in high schools, community colleges and other venues. Must be able and willing to independently travel for extended periods and work late nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Submission of a cover letter, resume, a 500 word writing sample on the topic "Why UAF?", and three professional references are required as part of the application process.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:
The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.
Drug-Free Workplace:
Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.
Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to:

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