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Regional Representative - Office of Undergraduate Admissions (157990)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Admissions and Enrollment

Regional Representative (Chicago)

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is accepting applications for one or more Regional Representatives to serve in the Chicago region and represent the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Regional Representatives counsel and advise prospective students, their families, and high school and community college partners through the undergraduate admission and enrollment process. They thoroughly read and consider applications for admission and manage all outreach efforts in their assigned region. This includes travel to high schools, community colleges, and college fairs. Evening and weekend hours are required as needed.

Locus of operation - This position is located off-campus in the Chicago region, works from home, and requires travel.

This is a 100%, full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is March 2022.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


  • Represent the Illinois undergraduate admissions office in assigned regions as well as create and implement recruitment and outreach plans for those areas. Develop comprehensive plans for travel and outreach based on the Illinois' strategy of recruiting a highly diverse and talented applicant pool.
  • Counsel, provide information and advice about Illinois generally, and about its admissions procedures specifically, to domestic and international prospective students, applicants, their parents and secondary school guidance counselors in a prompt, professional and courteous manner.
  • Using a variety of data resources both internal and external, determine potential recruitment areas and target high schools in assigned region.
  • Track expenses and coordinate activities to stay within recruitment budget. Evaluate and determine effectiveness of programs and recruitment in assigned region.
  • Be an active member and serve on professional committees for regional admissions organization(s).
  • Respond to prospective student inquiries for admissions information by telephone, in writing, via e-mail and in person.
  • Maintain contacts with prospective students and events via Slate.
  • Travel to campus at regularly scheduled intervals for training, development, and recruitment activities.
  • Support the Office of Undergraduate Admissions targeted recruitment efforts both off campus and for student bus trips to the Urbana campus.
  • Collaborate with admissions, college, and departmental offices on any recruitment events in assigned travel territory.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with local Illinois alumni organizations to supplement recruiting efforts in region.
  • Read and evaluate admissions applications? apply discretion and independent judgment in evaluating and comparing applications and gathering information in preparation for admission consideration? and make admissions decisions based on campus enrollment goals.
  • Assist with operations functions including, but not limited to transcript verification, course articulation, processing, and notification of admissions decisions.
  • Assist with other related projects and responsibilities as assigned.


Required -

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of two years, full-time work experience in undergraduate admissions and recruitment.
  • Valid driver's license.

Preferred -

  • Master's degree
  • Admissions and recruitment experience as a regional staff member and/or at a higher education institution similar to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities -

  • Ability to lift and move heavy boxes of recruiting materials (with accomodation, if needed).
  • Ability to work independently and manage assignments, working remotely without the support of an on-site support staff.
  • Interest in extensive travel and a schedule that accommodates the travel portion of the position.
  • Fluency in a second language preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding and commitment to affirmative action in educational access and employment.
  • A cooperative work style and strong personal initiative.
  • High achievement in previous work experience.
  • Enthusiastic approach to work and commitment to delivery of high-quality service.
  • Dynamic personality.


To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received byJanuary 25, 2022.Interviews may be conducted before the search closes, but no hiring decision will be made until after the close of the search.

All candidates must create a candidate profile athttps://jobs.illinois.eduand upload acover letter,resume,andcontact information for three references.For additional information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visitPolicy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois Systemuses E-Verifyto verifyemployment eligibility.

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