Student Engagement and Admissions Specialist

Student Engagement and Admissions Specialist

  • 528002
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 79
  • UAA College of Health

Are you looking to advance your career and gain experience in a diverse and inclusive environment? The University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work (SSW) is growing and we are recruiting for a Student Engagement and Admissions Specialist to help fulfil the School's mission of increasing student enrollment. This position will support student recruitment, admissions management, student outreach, and student engagement.

As the Student Engagement and Admissions Specialist with the School of Social Work, you will help grow the social work profession in Alaska. In this role, you will recruit students for the BSW and MSW programs and take the lead in managing the application files. To help foster an inclusive and welcoming environment in the School, you will develop programming and opportunities for social work students, including working with prospective employers to connect them to students. You are comfortable with program assessment and value the use of data to drive your efforts.

To thrive in this role, you must enjoy working with students and in an academic setting. You need to be able to answer the questions "What is social work?" and "What opportunities are there for social workers?" You should feel comfortable talking with students, faculty, staff, community partners, and prospective applicants. You should like both creating events and working on your computer to manage files and write reports. You should be okay with occasional travel for recruitment or other community-based events.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Social Work degree, and three years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred:
Master of Social Work degree; Experience in higher education

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, but flexible on-site/hybrid work arrangements may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, term-funded, 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 for this position will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

Please attach the following to your application:

  • Cover Letter describing your experience and credentials as related to the requirements of the position
  • Detailed Resume
  • Contact Information for three professional references

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified. 

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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.

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


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.


A 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 Dr. Donna Aguiniga at dmaguiniga@alaska.edu


*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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