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Admission Counselor

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, 80639
Admissions and Enrollment


COMPENSATION RANGE: 50,000.00 - 51,500.00 USD per year

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Professional Administrative

DEPARTMENT: Admissions Office


BENEFITS: UNC's Career Hub

To ensure full consideration, applications, including cover letter, must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/01/2024.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Recruitment & Outreach, the will serve as a key member of the Office of Admissions recruitment team. The purpose of this position is to serve as a primary line of undergraduate recruitment and marketing efforts, including territory management and participating in recruitment activities on-and-off campus, including recruitment events, college fairs, and community events. This position will be charged with the responsibility of promoting the university, generating interest from prospective students, coaching students through critical enrollment steps, and developing relationships and partnerships. Recruitment and engagement with a broad constituency will occur regularly, this will include: middle school, high school and transfer student populations; families/parents of prospective students; high school and community college advisors and counselors; alumni; college access programs; and community based organizations.

Job Duties:

Essential - 50 % Freshmen and Transfer Territory Recruitment: Comprehensive and strategic management of an individually assigned recruitment territory in Colorado and out-of-state. This will require:

  • Recruitment travel (in and out of state) representing UNC at college fairs; school-sponsored functions; high school/community college site visits; individual appointments/group meetings; and community/civic events.
  • Fostering and developing relationships with assigned high schools, community organizations, or other recruitment sources
  • Utilizing a broad-base of institutional knowledge in order to effectively market and recruit a successful, motivated, and diverse pool of applicants
  • Counseling students and support people about admission criteria and other critical factors in the educational decision process
  • Delivering presentations and information sessions to students, families, community members, and campus constituents
  • Maintaining accurate records on all recruitment activities, including compiling and reporting on recruitment initatives and data
  • Identifying and engage with organizations and key partners who serve prospective student populations
  • Managing a schedule that regularly involves evening and weekend work
  • A valid driver's license

Essential - 30 % Freshmen and Transfer Student Yield Management: Execution of data-driven outreach targeted at guiding students through critical enrollment steps that are intended to meet enrollment goals. This will require:

  • Utilizing coaching and personalized relationship management techniques through multiple channels, including: high school/community college site visits; individual appointments/group meetings; receptions/banquets; email, phone, and text campaigns; and working with high school/community college administrators
  • Reviewing applications and rendering admissions decisions on domestic undergraduate applications
  • Understanding Colorado Department of Higher Education and institutional policy in order to counsel and make admissions decisions that fall within required guidelines
  • Counseling students through tuition costs, available financial aid and preliminary aid awards, and anticipated cost of attendance
  • Engaging in innovative and intentional territory management activites including the development of an individualized territory yield plan each year
  • Monitoring application progress and auditing student records to ensure completion of application materials

Essential - 10% Supporting Programs and Events: Participate in the direction, coordination and implementation of the following recruitment activities:

  • Large campus visit days for prospective, applicant, and admitted students
  • Off-campus events held locally, regionally, or nationally
  • Daily visit operations including daily campus tours, academic information sessions, group tours
  • Public events and programs held within local community
  • These events can occur during working hours, nights, weekends, or holidays

Essential - 10% Other Responsibilities: Other duties and responsibilities will be assigned as appropriate and may include:

  • Providing support in planning and programming for various recruitment activities and initiatives,
  • Providing support for day-to-day operations as part of the Office of Admissions
  • Serving as a liason to an assigned college or university office
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree is required.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year of demonstrated leadership and or professional experience working with high school or college students (experience gained while working as a college student will be considered.)
  • One year of experience working in a complex customer service oriented environment
  • Demonstrated experience successfully delivering presentations to groups of various sizes
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate articulately and effectively
  • Proven ability to set work priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while meeting tgoals and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and critical thinking abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Enthusiasm for working with students and representing the University of Northern Colorado
  • Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcome
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date, and mjust be available to regularly work night and weekend hours

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Previous professional admissions or college counseling experience
  • Experience in working with and serving the needs of underrepresented communities
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in Spanish

Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.

Computer skills are required.

Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans for all full-time positions. Employees at UNC receive sick leave, and other leave options may be available based on position. Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition waiver benefits, as well as dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

About UNC
The University of Northern Colorado is a public doctoral/research institution located in Greeley, Colorado. UNC's commitment to education began in 1889 and continues to be a transformational force for our students. According to CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index, UNC ranked #1 in social mobility (2022). UNC is also committed to providing our faculty and staff with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. Please visit UNC's Career Hub,to learn more about UNC's strategic plan, school programs, and employee benefits. Go Bears!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The University of Northern Colorado believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is the pathway to achieving an inclusive community and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. UNC supports the growth of individuals who care about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability - to honor the intersectionality of our campus. Please visit UNC's Career Hub to learn more about UNC's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

AAEO Employer
The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.

The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University's policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Clery Act
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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