Regional Admissions Counselor

Regional Admissions Counselor

  • 528336
  • California, United States
  • Hybrid
  • Remote
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAF Student Services

University of Alaska Fairbanks, the state's flagship institution, seeks an outstanding California-based Regional Admissions Counselor. One of the most unusual universities in North America, UAF is a public research university in a truly unique setting. UAF serves a wide variety of students, online and on campus. Because there is a community college embedded within the University, UAF offers everything from 1-semester occupational endorsement certificates through doctoral degrees.

The California Regional Admissions Counselor works primarily from home, developing and executing a plan to recruit and enroll students, primarily focusing on California and Colorado, plus a secondary territory covering the Southwest and Mountain States. This position involves extensive local and overnight travel, as well as regular evening and weekend work, during travel seasons.

The UAF Admissions Office prides itself on being student-centered, collaborative, and inclusive. This position will have a great deal of autonomy and responsibility, with excellent support from colleagues on campus. It is part of a small team of regional recruiters and reports directly to the Senior Regional Admissions Counselor.

The salary range for this exempt position is aligned with current California employment law, with a baseline of $66,560 annually.

We are looking for candidates with strong organizational, interpersonal and small group communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively by phone, video conferencing, and email. To be successful, you must be flexible, motivated, hard-working, dependable, energetic, and detail-oriented. This position is required to be based out of the individual's home. Candidates must reside within specific boundaries in the southern California area, or as approved.

Work is done independently out of the candidate's home, and 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.

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; access to a reliable vehicle that can be utilized on a regular basis for local recruitment travel; knowledge of Banner and Salesforce; and experience as a regional admissions counselor. Being bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, exempt staff position with 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.

Applications will be accepted for review on May 24, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE (05/23/2024).

*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:

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 Bridget Thimsen, SBO Sr. HR Coordinator at

*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: 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 / 907-786-1214 or

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: 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

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: 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

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