Admissions Representative

Admissions Representative

  • 528593
  • Palmer, Alaska, United States, 99645
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAA Matanuska Susitna College

“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. We pride ourselves for being student-centered, collaborative, and inclusive.

Mat-Su College seeks an upbeat and energetic Admissions Representative with top-notch people skills to recruit new students and help coordinate events that highlight our campus. This position serves as a key member of the Student Services department, which offers an array of services to help students progress toward graduation. This full-time, 12-month position reports to the Director of Student Services. Standard hours are 8 – 5, but flexible hours and occasional overtime to accommodate high school visits and evening events are required. Becoming a college graduate is a distant dream for many, but it all starts with one decision and one step forward. Help others take that step by joining our committed, hard-working, and fun-loving team.

The Admission Representative will utilize high-level customer service, relationship-building, presentation, and technological skills in order to recruit prospective students. The Admissions Representative will present to students, parents, and high school counselors with up-to-date information about the Mat-Su College student experience and advise them on admissions policies and procedures. In addition, they will set up and staff, information table displays at college and career fairs, high schools and other community events. Must be able and willing to independently travel and work late nights, early mornings, evenings, and weekends. The candidate will be part of Student Services and will support the Marketing team with outreach efforts. The position reports directly to the Director of Student Services.

To thrive in this role you must think critically and creatively about how to deliver key messages across a diverse audience. They must have initiative, be detail-oriented, flexible, energetic, have strong organizational skills, and a natural problem solver. The candidate must be able to multitask and see assigned projects through to completion. They will participate in the planning, development, and implementation of recruitment strategies, including events on campus. They will assess the effectiveness of all efforts in achieving enrollment goals and will liaise with internal/external partners such as Mat-Su Borough School District, Job Corps and other community-based organizations.

The Admissions Representative serves as a Campus Security Authority in compliance with federal law, specifically the Clery Act, and serves as a Responsible Employee as designated in Regents’ Policy and University Regulation and in compliance with federal law, specifically Title IX. In addition, this position is an Authorized Adult working with Minors—successful candidates will need to complete Protection of Minors training, Campus Security Authority training, sign a code of conduct, complete a background check and reference check related to working with minors, in addition to other certifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

Preferred Qualifications include experience working with college students and/or college-bound populations through roles such as admissions counselor, high school counselor, advising, or student services; experience with diverse populations; demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity; knowledge of Banner and Salesforce.

Position Details:

This position is located at the Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer, Alaska. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

Applicant Instructions:

To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three Professional References, including email & phone number contact information

If selected for an interview, deliver a short presentation to the hiring panel and hiring director based on a prompt.

Applications will be accepted for review on July 08, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE, July 07, 2024. 

*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.


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact HR Coordinator, Micah Horning at mjhorning2@alaska.edu.


All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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