Admissions Counselor

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Classification:Student Services Professional 2 (E)
Grade:Grade 78
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 admissions counselor. Help students start their next adventure at UAF.


20Coordinate and contribute to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted prospective applicants to the University. These programs require significant collaboration with other departments and offices across campus. Oversee special project areas as assigned. Track and assess programmatic needs, make proposals for annual budgets based on target goals and expectations.Essential
20In close consultation with the Associate Director of Admissions, manage ongoing strategic communications with prospective students and high school and independent counselors, through the use of social media, email, and virtual presentations, as well as mail, telephone, and on-campus events.Essential
30Counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the University. One-on-one admissions counseling to diverse populations is an important responsibility of this position. Admissions counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, phone calls and emails. Plan recruitment initiatives within the parameters of defined budget. Report budget updates to the Associate Director of Admissions.Essential
30Represent the University both on- and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories, including travel to distant sites in the state of Alaska and nationally. Serve as a liaison between prospective students and academic departments, colleges and schools, the Office of International Programs and Initiatives, transfer credit evaluators, and others.Essential

The Office of Admissions is hiring an Admissions Counselor. This position reports to the Associate Director of Admissions and serves a critical role in the enrollment management strategy for the university. Admissions counselors assist students with the admissions process, promote the university at on- and off-campus events, and represent the university to prospective students, their families, and the community.  Ability to travel throughout Alaska and the Lower 48 is required, as are some evenings and weekends.

Successful candidates will have the following:

·       Strong public speaking skills

·       Excellent organizational skills

·       Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and projects

·       Ability to work independently and in a team environment

·       Experience working with people in a student-centered or customer service oriented setting.

·       Experience in higher education

·       Strong cross-cultural communication and a commitment to diversity

Bachelor’s degree and two years relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to travel is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a resume and cover letter.

Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree required and two years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid driver's license. Experience coordinating programs. Basic familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and database software tools.

Required Experience:

Public, interpersonal and small group communication experience. Experience working with people in a student centered or customer service oriented setting. Experience within higher education or in a business setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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 and editing skills. Ability to coordinate/schedule large and small events. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and lead a project to completion. Must be able to think creatively, maintain confidentiality, and work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations. Ability to represent the admissions profession positively through a strong, student-centered ethic. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

This is a full-time, Grade 78, minimum $23.84/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits packageThis position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on December 15, 2021. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 12/14/2021.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts.

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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