Admissions Counselor

Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
This campus-based position will be hired to do prospective student recruitment and admissions counseling for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).  This position plans and implements recruiting and outreach to prospective freshmen and transfer students.  This is done in-person and virtually through high school visitations, college fairs, and other opportunities and activities.  This position will counsel and guide students with the goal of applying and attending the University. 

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)  is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • This position plans and implements recruiting and outreach to prospective freshmen and transfer students.  This is done in-person and virtually through high school visitations, college fairs, and other opportunities and activities.  This position will counsel and guide students with the goal of applying and attending the University. 
  • This position will be responsible for a specific Colorado territory, representing both in-person and virtually at a variety of recruitment and counseling activities.
    • Examples, but not limited to: high school visits, college fairs, community college appointments, individual appointments, information sessions, and family engagement.
  • Responsible for tracking of applicant/admit/incomplete reports related to the territory, charged with idea generation to guide strategies and actions to increase yield.
  • Publicly speak, in-person and virtually, to individuals and groups of varying sizes (potentially 100 or more), regarding the University’s programs and campus community. 
  • Prepare professional presentations (speaking and slide decks) for a variety of purposes.
  • Communicate transfer advising information to prospective students and families.
  • Guides prospective students and families through admissions counseling conversations for the best interests of the student’s success.
  • Develop relationships with key contacts (high school counselors, community college advisors, etc) within the assigned territory.
  • Communicate through a variety of methods such as phone, email, in-person, text, and social media.
  • Secondary responsibilities and other duties as assigned (examples: visit programs, assisting with development of campus tour guides, development of student assistants, assisting with technical aspects of admissions processing, and more).
  • Job Competencies:

  • Recruiting for the University requires an understanding of University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  Position must also be highly familiar with University practices and offerings for prospective students.
  • Committed to supporting and enhancing the ideals of diversity and inclusion championed by the University.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and a strong work ethic.
  • This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $36,053 - $46,520

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado).

    Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for in-person interviews with the search committee, supervisor and appointing authority will be 7/1/2021 and 7/6/2021.
  • The potential employee start date is 7/15/2021.
  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Valid driver's license issued by a state within the United States
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 2 or more years in higher education setting working with students professionally or as a student assistant
  • Familiarity with the Colorado Community College System

    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    Job Category: Academic Services
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jun 2, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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