Admissions Counselor

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Jul 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.  Our university vision is offering personalized attention to students, the University of Northern Iowa will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally.

One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and possesses a distinctive mission of being the comprehensive state university for Iowa. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 18 years.

The University's attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus.

This admissions counselor will Interview, counsel, and advise prospective students, parents, and high school counselors; recruit new students to the University; visit high schools and community colleges in targeted areas; participate in national, regional and local college fairs; evaluate credentials of prospective students; and plan, coordinate, and participate in various recruitment activities

Bachelor's degree; at least one year of related experience in a student affairs area such as admissions, orientation, financial aid, career services or residence life; excellent communication skills; and ability to interact effectively with students, parents, and counselors and work within a team environment required. Experience with admission recruitment processes and procedures such as tour guide, phone bank, telecounseling, office worker or orientation leader; experience conducting individual or group presentations to students and families; experience working with underrepresented populations; experience with using social media in a professional setting; demonstrated knowledge of the University of Northern Iowa; and proficiency in Spanish (ILR Level 2 – Limited working proficiency) preferred.  Frequent evening and weekend travel will be necessary. Student experience will be considered. 

Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by Thursday, August 3, 2017 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit UNI is a tobacco free campus.