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Admissions Advisor

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio (US)

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description


At Ohio University, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduce thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities to tuition befits, affinity organizations to shared governance and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.


At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.

Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.

We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America's best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a five-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.

With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role!


Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Transfer and Dual Enrollment, the Admissions Advisor represents Ohio University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Plans and implements recruitment activities for an assigned territory or population, including programs and travel activities around Ohio and nationally. Coordinates and contributes to the success of initiatives designed to identify, attract, admit, and enroll students in Ohio University's undergraduate programs. The Admissions Advisors work will play a critical role in fulfilling OHIO's commitment to reducing barriers to education, supporting an inclusive campus community, and building a sense of belonging for all. The anticipated focus of this position will be to work primarily with transfer students.


Development and Execution of Recruitment Plans in Assigned Recruitment Territory: Plans, coordinates, implements, and assesses on- and off-campus efforts to support recruitment, admission, and yield efforts. Manages effective and efficient engagement experiences for prospective students, their families, and their influencers. Supports the development of and adherence to budgets and project timelines. Manages relationships within and/or conducts recruitment travel on a frequent basis within assigned territory in an independent and professional manner for extended periods of time and initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process

Counseling and Advising on Admissions and Enrollment Processes: Counsels and advises constituents on a range of admission and enrollment processes. Maintains thorough knowledge of policies and trends in the field of admissions, and advises constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. This advising occurs primarily through in-person information sessions, individual appointments, phone calls, e-mails, online chats, and interactions within the University's constituent relationship management system. As assigned, coordinates and contributes to the success of other initiatives designed to identify, attract, admit, and enroll students in Ohio University's undergraduate programs.

Evaluation of Admissions Materials: Evaluates applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. Conducts thorough, holistic, selective review of an applicant's candidacy. Determines necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommends appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Serves on the Committee Review Panel, representing and deliberating concerns about applicants' candidacy. Monitors and analyzes historical and current recruitment and admission data and trends, and uses that information in decision-making.

Collaboration with University Partners: OHIO is committed to collaborative success throughout the University. Therefore, serves as liaison to an assigned academic and/or administrative unit to facilitate integrated recruitment and admission functions and resolve issues of competing priorities. Initiates, develops, maintains relationships with constituents within the unit, possesses an awareness of needs and provides optimal service in fulfilling those needs. Monitors progress toward recruitment, admission, or yield targets for assigned academic programs or populations, and proposes action or adjustments as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree conferred by start date and at least one year of experience. Candidates must have the ability to travel independently.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with a master's degree are strongly preferred, but not required. OHIO is committed to employee success and enhancing access to education and all Advisors are eligible for education benefits which provides tuition coverage to employees and eligible dependents for an array of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Other preferred, but not required, qualifications include being multi-lingual; employment at a community college or managing partnerships with community colleges; direct experience recruiting transfer students; demonstrated interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.

Online, Transfer and Credit Services Center

Pay Rate: Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Admission Advisor position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 14 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $36,279-40,788. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.

In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at

Job Open Date

Posting Close Date

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, apply by March 28, 2024. For full consideration apply by April 13, 2024.

Job Category: Administrative at-will appointment

12 month

Planning Unit: Vice President Enrollment Management

Work Schedule

Standard office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00; however, candidates must be willing to work evenings and/or weekends if necessary. Flex-space and flex-time options may be available to promote a healthy balance of life and work.

Campus: Athens

Expected hours worked per week

Expected duration of assignment

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
Jennifer Dillie,, 740.593.4102

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Job Family/Subfamily
Enrollment Services-Admissions & Recruitment

Career Track & Level
IC 2

Pay Grade

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