Admissions Counselor-1

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

59678 Enrollment And Student Advance

About the Unit
Undergraduate admissions has a staff of over 40 people, most of whom are admissions counselors. They manage marketing to and recruitment of prospective students as well as the admissions process for first year, transfer, and summer programs.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Admissions Counselors are part of an energetic team dedicated to informing prospective students about the undergraduate experience at UChicago and selecting the students who make up each incoming class. S/He delivers information sessions about academics, student life, and the admissions process to both small and large groups. Interviews prospective students and responds to inquiries via phone and e-mail.


  • The Admissions Counselor manages a domestic or international territory that travels 4-6 weeks per year and is the primary evaluator of applications for admission and serves as members of the admissions committee.
  • Delivers information sessions and participates in on-campus events for prospective students
  • Reviews applications of first year and transfer applications
  • Each Admissions Counselor will have additional responsibilities in the office. Possibilities include working with current students and alumni volunteers, with low-income, under-represented, and first-generation applicants, with print and web publications and social media, and more.
  • Weekend and evening availability is expected for some aspects of the position.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Presentation and Interview skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability and willingness to travel required

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required or on track to graduate with a Bachelor's degree by June 2018.
  • University of Chicago alumni or selective liberal arts college alumni preferred.

  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Valid United States driver's license required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and References

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


Posting Date

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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/4/2018
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