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Admissions Counselor - Office of Undergraduate Admissions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, 61820
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Admissions Counselor - Office of Undergraduate Admissions

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Job Summary
Represent the vibrant spirit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as you guide, support, and inspire future students and their families on their journey through the undergraduate admission and enrollment process. Immerse yourself in the intricate world of application review, ensuring each applicant's unique story gets the spotlight it deserves. Connect with and engage high school and community college partners through outreach efforts to showcase the incredible opportunities our university offers.
Duties & Responsibilities -

Recruitment & Outreach -
  • Serve as the dynamic and friendly face of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Office of Undergraduate Admissions within assigned regions.
  • Craft and execute targeted recruitment and outreach plans in line with Illinois' strategy to attract a diverse and talented applicant pool.
  • Empower and guide both domestic and international prospective students, applicants, parents, and secondary school guidance counselors with comprehensive insights into Illinois' offerings and admissions processes.
  • Deliver timely and courteous counsel while ensuring a seamless journey toward becoming part of the Illinois community.
  • Present the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign brand positively and appropriately in every interaction with students and staff, embodying its values and ethos.
  • Engage and motivate prospective and admitted students to explore and enroll at Illinois by actively participating in on-campus programs and maintaining interactive communication through email, telephone, and correspondence.
  • Captivate prospective students and families by presenting information about the University of Illinois through both in-person and virtual formats.
  • Forge collaborative partnerships with admissions, college, and departmental teams to orchestrate impactful recruitment events within designated travel zones, leveraging collective strengths for maximum outreach and impact.
  • Forge strategic partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, and relevant external stakeholders to expand outreach efforts and create mutually beneficial collaborations.
Admissions Operations & Recruitment Support -
  • Read and evaluate admissions applications, using your keen judgment to assess and compare them. Craft a holistic view of each applicant, gathering the info needed to make decisions that align with our campus's enrollment targets.
  • Actively participate and contribute to relevant professional organizations, where your insights and passion will shape the future of our community.
  • Engage in developing and executing communication campaigns, social media involvement, search committees, and various on-campus initiatives.
  • Assist with operational functions like transcript verification, course articulation, and admissions notifications, ensuring a seamless process that leaves a lasting impression on our applicants.
  • Join various related projects and tasks as assigned, showcasing your versatility and contributing your expertise wherever needed.
Additional Physical Demands
Travel required which may include evenings and weekends as needed during peak recruitment periods.

Required Qualifications -
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Experience presenting to diverse groups.
  • Proven customer service experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Valid driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications -
  • Master's degree
  • Two years of collegiate admissions experience
  • Fluency in a second language.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Dynamic personality.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Understanding and commitment to affirmative action in educational access and employment.
Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Minimum salary for this position is $38k. We strive to provide a competitive salary, considering factors such as available market data, internal equity, candidate experience and qualifications, collective bargaining agreements, and budget constraints. The final salary offer will be determined through a thorough assessment of these elements.

This position will work on-site at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus on a full-time basis with the possibility of hybrid work options.

Work authorization sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on February 22, 2024. Upload a cover letter, resume with employment dates, contact information for three professional references, and transcripts or proof of degree(s).

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1022824

Job Category: Education & Student Services

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