Admissions Counselor

Greensboro, NC
Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 999956

Functional Title Admissions Counselor

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

The Admissions Counselor encourages students to apply, visit, and enroll at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This is accomplished through recruitment Initiatives that include, but are not limited to individual high school visits, attending college fairs, sponsoring special recruitment events and open house programs, sending email, writing letters and placing phone calls to students. The Admissions Counselor will be responsible for executing and managing a geographic recruitment territory. Travel will last 6-8 weeks during the fall and 3-4 weeks during the spring. During recruitment travel, the Admissions Counselor advises applicants, prospective students and administrators concerning admissions requirements and procedures. As part of the recruitment duties, the Admissions Counselor must be able to process information in a timely manner and consider multiple factors in determining the admissibility of an applicant. The incumbent for this counselor position will also be responsible for report generation and data analysis for recruitment activities and travel territories within the Office of Admissions. Ability to effectively navigate and manage report generation through the admissions CRM and Microsoft Excel program are essential. Written and verbal communication skills must be extraordinary. The Admissions Counselor must be prepared to speak publicly on a regular basis through campus information sessions, campus tours, campus open house programs and other public events. Audiences may be as large as 2,500 individuals. The Admissions Counselor is the primary source of information about the University and is, in fact, the embodiment of the University during travel time.

Counseling: The Admissions Counselor advises prospective students, applicants and their families concerning admissions policies and requirements while accentuating the positive aspects of the University's academic programs and resources. This is a complex process that includes assessing each student's situation independently and advising a course of action that is in the best interest of the student and the institution. The incumbent will have the opportunity to counsel various classifications of students including, but not limited to traditional, nontraditional transfer and second degree. The Admissions Counselor will continue to counsel students once a decision has been made on the admissions application. The incumbent will provide admitted students information on completing the enrollment process and serve as referral agent to help the student locate resources on and off campus that may be needed. The Admissions Counselor will also counsel students who are not admissible. This counseling aims to provide the students with information on how to improve their academic record and increase their chance of admission and eventual success at the University.

Admissions Decisions: The Admissions Counselor evaluates academic credentials to determine the admissibility of freshmen, traditional transfer and 2nd degree applicants. The decisions must be in compliance with national accrediting standards, the University of North Carolina Minimum Course Requirements (MCR), the current UNCG catalog, as well as with all relevant office procedures and standards. In reviewing academic credentials for admission, the incumbent uses all of the above guidelines as well as their training in making independent admissions decisions. Admissions decisions are made in several different forms. The formal application and supporting documents require a detailed evaluation. At this level, the Admissions Counselor must determine whether the applicant, based on the materials in the application, is admissible, inadmissible or if the applicant should be required to submit additional information. These decisions are based on an applicant's overall grade point average, which the Admissions Counselor must compute if the student has attended more than one institution, or if the former institution does not compute a grade point average in the same manner as UNCG. Other forms of admissions decisions include decisions made during counseling sessions, at college day programs, and in telephone conversations. It is during the informal decision process when the Admissions Counselor either recommends that the potential student make a formal application for admission or assists the potential student in developing a plan so they may become eligible for admission to the University at a later time, including through admission to one of our Co-Admission programs with participating community colleges. The Admissions Counselor is held responsible for all decisions they make concerning admissibility. Project Management: As an Admissions Counselor, this position will have additional limited project assignments related to recruitment and will serve in a support role to assist the Assistant Director and Associate Directors with their assigned projects. The incumbent will also serve as an academic liaison to a subset of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor's degree
-Outstanding public speaking skills
-Excellent computer skills
-Valid driver's license
-Ability to make independent decisions when interpreting policy
-Ability to make research based decisions regarding the potential for success of specific recruitment initiatives

Preferred Qualifications

Two to three years previous experience in admissions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $35,000 - $38,000

Org #-Department Admissions - 10202

Job Open Date 06/01/2018

For Best Consideration Date 06/22/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Have you acquired your Bachelor's Degree?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * This position requires extensive travel in/out of North Carolina. Additionally, evening and weekend hours related to recruitment programs. Are you able to fulfill this requirement?
      • yes
      • no
    3. * Do you currently have a valid drivers license?
      • No Response
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Please describe your previous Admissions or Enrollment Management experience?

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
      • UNCGjobsearch Website
      • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Other professional journal / website
      • UNC School System Job Board
      • Personal Networking
      • Facebook
      • Twitter
      • Other
    6. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
      • Yes
      • No

    To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at

    EOE AA/M/F/D/V


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