Title Admissions Counselor, Outreach Department Admissions & New Student Enrol (8102) Location Main Campus Position Summary
This is a first-line professional position responsible for recruitment activities in Tucson, AZ and throughout Southern Arizona. Extensive local and limited out of state travel is required.
The Admissions Counselor, Outreach position is based in Tucson, AZ and is responsible for interpreting University admissions policies, academic policies and requirements, and student service policies and procedures and communicating these to prospective students, parents, high school counselors, community college administrators and advisors, faculty and staff. He/she provides admissions counseling and support to prospective students. The Admissions Counselor, Outreach is also responsible for proper expenditure of budget resources for recruitment activities, programs and travel. This position is responsible for managing their assigned territory by setting goals, monitoring success, and analyzing recruitment and enrollment outcomes.
Note: This position involves long periods of extensive driving and participation at college and career fairs, with long periods of floor time and the lifting/moving/transporting of boxes. Duties also involve participation in evening and weekend programs.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Represent the University of Arizona to a broad range of constituents at high school visits, college fairs, community colleges, and any other recruitment program or activities including, but not limited to, personnel in community based organizations, members of state and local government and the educational community at large.
- Develops and conducts admissions and financial aid presentations to various populations.
- Advises and counsels prospects, applicants, and students on University admissions policies, procedures, and requirements.
- Actively leads engagement with prospective students, counselors, parents and other constituents regarding the admission process, procedures and related academic information.
- Creates a recruitment schedule and strategy based on specific, targeted high schools throughout Tucson, AZ and Southern Arizona schools.
- Manages recruitment territory, forming recruitment plans and activities to meet desired goals.
- Organizes travel and coverage for assigned territory's events, visits, and needs.
- Communicates needs, concerns and activities within assigned territory to Assistant Director.
- Regularly pulls and analyzes applicant lists to ensure a smooth admissions process for students.
- Serves as a resource specialist for communication of complex and sensitive information with respect to application, scholarships/financial aid, residency determination and admission to the University.
- Participates in out-of-state college fairs and high school visits where needed.
- Maintains records documenting admissions discussions and recommendations related to prospective freshman students.
- Utilizes prospect management systems to create email and phone outreach in order to advertise upcoming high school visits.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates new activities to encourage and support the recruitment of all undergraduate student types.
- Develops, utilizes and stays current with a variety of publications and nonprofit marketing tools and strategies for the purpose of meeting institutional freshman and transfer enrollment objectives.
- Researches, designs and implements strategic recruitment activities for special populations in collaboration with the Assistant Director.
- Participates in recruitment related events and meetings across the state.
- Extensive local and limited out of state travel is required.
- Lifting/moving/transporting of boxes
- Participation in evening and weekend programs.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Broad understanding of higher education locally, nationally, and the value of higher education and the people it can and does serve.
- Knowledge of admission and recruitment practices in higher education.
- Familiarity using various office software programs such as Windows, Apple, Microsoft Office Suite and student information systems.
- Ability to perform all duties according to the highest customer service standards, exhibiting professionalism, respect, and teamwork at all times.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Two years of related work experience (i.e. outreach, recruitment, admissions, public relations, education).
- Valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
- Ability to drive to local high schools and other venues for weekly visits and fairs. Some overnight travel will also be required.
- Ability and willingness to work numerous nights and weekends
- Ability to work cooperatively and respectfully with a diverse group of people within Enrollment Management, across campus, and outside of the University.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, and public speaking skills.
- Ability to manage time effectively and function as an independent staff member when needed.
- Bilingual (Spanish preferred).
FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $38,000 Annually Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number A24346 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates
Open Date 12/02/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 12/09/2019 Special Instructions to Applicant Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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• Where did you first learn about this position?
- Arizona Daily Star
- Arizona Republic
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Department of Economic Security (DES)
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
- Local Job Banks
- Pima County One-Stop
- Professional Conference
- Professional journal/publication
- Referred by UA Employee
- Invited by Dept to Apply
- UA Website
• Upon hire, will you possess a Bachelor's degree in a related field?
• Will you have a driver's license at time of employment?
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter