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, 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 Southern California.


50Collaborate with the Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment 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, implement, evaluate and refine data driven recruitment strategy to increase enrollment in California. Analyze recruitment trends nationally and in California 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 reports to submit to Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment. Advise Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment 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 Affairs and Core Cabinet. Evaluate process and procedures to make recommendations to the Director of Admissions on regional admissions counseling. Collaborate with the Director of Admission and Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment in the development of strategic communication plans for students from regional territory. Maintain, analyze and interpret data to track the success of various recruitment initiatives. Make recommendations to Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment based on analysis. Collaborate with Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment and Schools and Colleges to identify potential partner institutions. Develop, create and collaborate on articulation agreements with community colleges. Perform informal transfer credit evaluations. 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

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is looking for an experienced professional to be a Regional Admissions Counselor based in Southern California. The job will support students from California 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 California with short and long term goals and initiatives. 

Candidates must reside within specific boundaries in the southern California area, or as approved. Work is done independently out of the candidates 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. 

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant experience is required; Or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience working with diverse populations. Valid drivers licence.
  • Master's degree, bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.


  • 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.

Application instructions:

Applications must be submitted through Careers at UA and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses.

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the Grade 79 UA salary schedule, based on education and experience. This recruitment is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on December 2, 2019. To ensure review, submit your application no later than 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

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 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 UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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