Admissions Counselor

Job description

Working Title: Admissions Counselor

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-16-2018

Posting Summary:
Applications are being accepted for the position of Admissions Counselor in the Office of Admission/Outreach Office. The Outreach Office works specifically with the recruitment and enrollment of students from underrepresented groups to support the University of Virginia's commitment to diversity.

Responsibilities include traveling to high schools, college fairs, and other recruitment events; communicating with prospective students and their families, alumni, faculty, and other members of the University community; assisting with the planning and implementation of on-and off-grounds recruiting activities for minority and low-income groups; assisting and counseling students throughout the admission process; hosting informational presentations on the University and undergraduate admission process; and evaluating applications for admission to the University. In addition, this admission officer will work closely with the admission-affiliated student organizations. This person should also be goal oriented, committed to diversity and willing to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited university is required. A minimum of three years of experience in student services functions is preferred.

Candidates must have experience in public speaking and verbal communication to include clearly articulating and explaining unfamiliar information in an engaging manner to a general audience spanning a wide range of abilities and backgrounds.

Candidates must be knowledgeable of established admissions policies and procedures and be able to adhere to regulatory guidelines. Candidates must have experience giving oral presentations to various groups of individuals and have experience leading or motivating individuals from various backgrounds. Knowledge of UVA's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs is preferred.

Experience with Microsoft Office applications are required. Experience with admissions based technology is preferred.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623149. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. This position is open until filled.

Questions related to applying to this job can be directed to Zach Harpine at [email protected] Position specific questions can be directed to Cathy Ames Turner at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledgeable with established admissions policies and procedures while adhering to regulatory guidelines.
Experience giving oral presentations to various groups of individuals
Ability to lead or motivating individuals from various backgrounds.

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Posted: 7/16/2018
Application Due: 7/21/2018
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