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Admissions Counselor II

Employer
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington, TX

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

S05513P

Position Title:

Admissions Counselor II

Department:

Recruiting

Location:

Arlington

Job Family:

Admissions

Position Status:

Full-time

Work Hours:

Standard

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm.

  • Travel required.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Open to:

External and Internal

Salary:

Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $44,000.

Duration:

Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis:

Monthly

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Benefits at UTA:

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

To help you understand the full value of these benefits, we have created a tool that calculates the total worth of your compensation package. This tool takes into account all of the benefits that you are eligible for, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. To access this tool and learn more about the total value of your benefits, please click on the following link:
https://resources.uta.edu/hr/services/records/compensation-tools.php

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

To provide advanced professional knowledge, advice and counseling regarding student admission. Execute duties daily to assist the department in reaching university enrollment goals and contribute to student success. Responsible for the recruitment of new students, including performing activities that will generate prospects, applicants, and new student enrollment. Build professional connections with school counselors and educational partners that promote UTA and a college bound message. Serve as a professional liaison for students and families as they navigate the admission process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages a geographical territory for the purpose of recruiting new freshman students for enrollment at UTA.
  • Builds relationships with the school counselors, students and families within that region and serves as a direct liaison between the students and the campus.
  • Travels to high schools, colleges, and other learning institutions to publicize and promote admission requirements and procedures of UTA.
  • Travel can consist of overnight stays and the necessity to plan and book personal travel accommodation within the parameters of state approved guidelines.
  • Provides information to prospective students and parents on specific educational opportunities of the University, both on and off the campus.
  • Counsel’s students and parents on admission, financial aid processes and enrollment steps.
  • Answers questions of a complex nature regarding the University’s admissions policies, degree offerings, and campus opportunities.
  • Replies to phone calls, correspondence and e-mail from prospective students, their family members and/or other educational partners.
  • Prepares professional, thorough correspondence in response to inquiries submitted to the office or the staff member.
  • Review’s student applications for admission and counsel’s applicants regarding their eligibility status.
  • Develops and nurtures relationships with community partners, strengthening connection and providing outstanding service to each.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of all recruitment functions, events, and activities.
  • Provides written updates of admission funnel progress pertaining to assigned territory and tracks progress to stated goals.
  • Keeps university enrollment goals as the focus of all recruitment activities and maintains current metrics to measure success and progress toward stated goals.
  • Assists with events, both on and off campus, as well as virtual events.
  • Provide support to co-workers as needed to assist the entire university in reaching enrollment goals.
  • Assists other areas/departments on campus with recruitment efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Extremely accurate admission and transfer evaluations are required.
  • May require frequent travel for recruiting purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience counseling students in academic and scholastic matters, with a broad knowledge of institutional admission requirements or the equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software.
  • Detail Oriented.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask in a busy office environment with multiple interruptions, including high volume phone calls and monitoring multiple email accounts.
  • Work well both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability and knowledge to use standard office equipment.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu.

Number of Vacancies:

1

Minimum Number of References Required:

3

Maximum Number of References Accepted:

3

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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