Rural Admissions Counselor

Rural Admissions Counselor

  • 527473
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAS Enrollment Management & SA

The Rural Admissions Counselor will initiate and nurture relationships with high school students, counselors, teachers, and administrators, as well as tribal and other community organizations that serve and employ prospective Alaska Native and Rural Students with the intent of creating a college-going mindset and clear pathways for college enrollment.

The Admissions office and the Rural Admissions position work collaboratively across campus to recruit prospective undergraduate students and process all applications and documents for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students for all three campuses: Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan at the University of Alaska Southeast.

To thrive in this role, you must be comfortable with public speaking, meeting one-on-one and in small groups with students, parents, and school staff and administrators, communicating authentically, and appreciating local knowledge and culture.
This role focuses on increasing rural Alaskan and Alaska Native recruitment; therefore, this role must connect with the rural and Alaska Native communities to make a lasting connection.

Special skills/knowledge:
Demonstrated experience in working with Alaska Native and/or rural students and communities.
Extensive travel is an important component of the job.

Preferred knowledge/skills/abilities:
Knowledge of UAS academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and advanced placement.

Strong writing and presentation skills. Authentic communication skills.

Comfort with speaking in front of groups of people.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Alaska Driver's License

Position Details:

This is a full-time, 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.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. 

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

*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 Mae Delcastillo, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs HR Coordinator, at uas.emsa@alaska.edu or 907-796-6335.

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