Admissions Counselor

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  • Job Number:519595
  • Classification:Student Services Professional 2 (E)
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

UAA Admissions is seeking two highly motivated, organized individuals to serve as a Admissions Counselors. Ideal candidates will have an infinity for UAA and for higher education. Join a dynamic team of Admissions Professionals to recruit the next class of Seawolves.


10Build and actively strengthen positive contacts with school counselors and community representatives. Timely respond in person and in writing to routine admission and enrollment inquiries from prospective students, parents, counselors, faculty and staff. Communicate effectively with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.Essential
40Design, develop and implement programs to support the University's recruitment plan. Under the direction of Assistant Director of Recruitment create, implement, evaluate and refine data driven recruitment strategy to increase enrollment from assigned territory. Participate in setting enrollment targets to ensure the effective delivery of recruitment programs. Identify, develop and execute short term (1 year) and long term (3-5 year) initiatives. Provide analysis of recruitment data. Create and maintain campaigns and reports. Build relationships that facilitate the recruitment of prospective students and represent the University to a wide and diverse audience to influence the college choice.Essential
50Promote UAA through a wide variety of activities designed to showcase the University. Develop and deliver formal presentations to high school students, college students, community groups and organizations. Maintain comprehensive expertise in university policies, procedures, calendars, deadlines, requirements, services, organizations, and personnel in order to serve as a reliable information resource to the campus community. Meet with prospective students and families regarding admission and enrollment procedures, and academic requirements for 2 year/4 year, full time/part time, and academic/vocational programs. Serve as the primary point of contact for students from territory, assisting them in navigating new student processes from initial inquiry to matriculation at UAA; serve as a secondary point of contact for all other students. Assist Enrollment Services with start of term student traffic. In state and out of state travel, some evening and weekend work is required. (Requires driving). Make travel arrangements and keep detailed expense records. Other projects, duties and/or tasks as assigned by supervisor or Executive Director of Admissions.Essential


Strong written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
Prior experience with public speaking as evidenced by application materials.
Experience with reporting, data entry.
Ability to travel in and out of state, and to remote Alaska locations.
Ability to work with populations from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university, award prior to start date required - UAA preferred.

Applicant must possess an unrestricted Alaska driver's license or be able to obtain an unrestricted Alaska driver's license within 60 days of accepting the job.


Knowledge of academic programs and support services at UAA
Familiarity with college search or admissions processes
Professional experience with admissions, related to higher education
Proven experience exercising initiative, decision making and self-discipline.
Ability to work with diverse student populations, including low-income, first generation, geographic regions, ethnic groups, high school, transfer and non-traditional students.
Experience working in a data-oriented and results driven admission office.
Familiarity with SalesForce CRM or similar CRM software
Experience with public speaking


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references.

This is a full-time, term-funded Grade 78, minimum $23.84 per hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Initial application review will be taking place on May 26th, 2022 at 08:00am Alaska Standard Time. To be considered for this position please apply prior to the review date.


Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

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.

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 campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

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

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