Admissions Counselor I - Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Job ID 2017-4185
Posted Date 7/19/2017
Org Number 010216
Department Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Division Vice President for Student Services
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $16.26 per hour ($33,834 annually)
Targeted Job Start Date ..
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm; Some evening and weekends
Preference Date 8/7/2017

Position Overview

Advises prospective students and their parents about the University's programs and educational opportunities. Recruits students by attending college fair programs, visiting high schools, participating in campus recruitment activities, and/or other recruitment activities. Collaborates with other functions (e.g., marketing and School administration) in an effort to ensure up-to-date information is provided to potential students. Coordinates student recruitment activities and programs and may coordinate and/or provide campus tours. May develop recruiting, advising, and adjustment programs specific to international students. May develop orientation materials, handouts, and/or updates for students or prospective students.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Assists Undergraduate Admissions in recruitment efforts designed to disseminate information to traditional student populations concerning educational and scholarship programs at UCO. Conducts on-the-spot admissions procedures to applicants seeking admission to UCO. When not traveling, assists applicants applying for admission to UCO and evaluates transcripts. Communicates with students and parents regarding admission requirements and procedures. Coordinates regional admissions workshops at high schools, community colleges, community centers and related venues to admit students and disseminate information about UCO to traditional student populations. Travels to recruitment events and private visits. Meets recruitment objectives as determined by the Director. Effectively gives campus tours. Develops and fosters a relationship with prospective students and constituents. This may include family, parents/guardians, and counselors. Provides excellent customer service when responding to questions, inquiries, and general interaction with prospects and their constituents. Collaborates to organize travel and event schedule according to school distribution. Assists in campus programs and projects for recruitment. Explains the admission procedures and requirements. Determines admissibility and acceptance of freshmen, concurrent and transfer credit for prospective and returning students in accordance with professional association guidelines, state mandates, and institutional policies. Reviews admission applications for completeness and accuracy and evaluates transcripts for curricular and performance requirements; enters admissions data on Banner system. Processes applications for admissions and determines admission decision for applicants on a daily basis. Coordinates with other departments for large admissions events to maximize opportunities for future students. Discusses options with inadmissible students for future enrollment at UCO. Maintains familiarity with all UCO, high school and community college educational programs. Position may work evening and weekend depending on recruitment schedule and will require use of personal cell phone to conduct university business. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Requires a bachelor's degree in related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in chosen field that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Admissions experience.


Ability to relate to a diverse applicant/student population as well as to various members of the higher education community. Strong decision-making and organizational skills delivered from a client-centered perspective. Ability to work well under pressure and give attention to details. Excellent oral/written communication and personal computing skills. Ability to travel throughout the state and/or region and work hours other than 8am - 5pm. May need to work some nights and weekends.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers. Typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.