Admissions Counselor

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UNC Asheville Overview: UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title: Admissions Counselor
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Admissions
Position Summary: The Admissions Counselor's main objective is to recruit students and follow through with the admissions process until students matriculate. This position evaluates students' academic credentials and makes independent decisions regarding the individuals' admissibility to the University according to current admissions criteria and the University of North Carolina system requirements.

This position has the authority to bind the institution to admissions decisions. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for planning and executing targeted recruitment initiatives to increase enrollment. Assigned a specific geographical area, the Counselor carries primary responsibility for all recruitment and communication activities with those prospective students in order to meet the university enrollment goals, including counseling, recruiting, and evaluating prospective students who express interest in UNC Asheville. All of these actions require interpersonal, computer and organizational skills.

This position also involves outreach actions to increase awareness of UNC Asheville with high school, transfer, traditional, non-traditional and international students as well as parents, secondary schools and community colleges personnel in order to bring them into the process of working with prospective students, applicants and newly matriculating students.
Position Number: 000516
Months per Year: 12 Months
FLSA: Exempt
Full Time/Part_Time: Full-Time
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: E0185
Required Education/Experience/Skills: Position requires post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus equivalent training and experience. Outstanding public speaking, oral and written skills, excellent computer skills, outstanding customer service skills and a valid driver's license are required.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skills: Previous experience in admissions is strongly preferred. Candidates with 2-4 years of experience as an Admissions Counselor with a successful recruitment track record are strongly preferred. May also consider applicants with experience working in a higher education setting. Familiarity with the UNC State System would be ideal.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: The individual in this position must effectively demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • General knowledge of secondary and post-secondary education.
  • Specific knowledge of admissions requirements and general knowledge of financial aid and scholarships.
  • Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication.
  • The ability to organize work flow and make sound decisions independently.

Recruitment Range: $33,000-$35,000
Work Schedule and Hours: Regular work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend work required. Work schedules must be flexible due to the changes in the recruiting cycle and the academic year, i.e.,
1) during the travel seasons in the fall and the spring,
2) prior to and during regular registration periods,
3) follow-up activities such as telephone contacts during evening hours,
4) visitation programs scheduled on weekends throughout the year, and
5) outreach programs scheduled in the public and private schools during evening hours.
Posting Date: 07/12/2019
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Open Until Filled: Yes
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Special Instructions to the Applicant: Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. ( EST ) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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Posted: 7/19/2019
Application Due: 9/17/2019
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