Department:Office of Admissions Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:Commensurate with experience Compensation Band:OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by August 5, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants A complete application includes the following: 1. A cover letter that clearly addresses the qualifications of the position and how you meet those qualifications. 2. A résumé that details educational and professional experience. 3. Three professional references.
Department Summary The University of Oregon Office of Admissions is a part of the Division of Student Services & Enrollment Management, and includes more than 50 staff who are all engaged in the work of recruitment and outreach to prospective undergraduates, and making thoughtful decisions on all applicants for freshman, transfer, and post baccalaureate undergraduate admission. Within that office, the Recruitment & Outreach team that includes this position is a dynamic, committed group of professionals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who are often the first (or even only!) UO representatives that thousands of students per year from around the US and beyond will meet in the process of choosing whether to apply to, and ultimately attend, the University of Oregon. Their care for the students extends beyond the desire to have students choose Oregon, and also extends to our outreach mission, making sure that students and their families feel empowered about the college preparation, search, and decision process, regardless of where they wind up enrolling.
Position Summary Based in Chicago, the Regional Admissions Counselor is responsible for representing the University of Oregon (UO) to multiple constituencies, including prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts. Residing in the region, the Counselor independently develops and implements recruiting initiatives to meet application and enrollment goals, and also conducts holistic review of freshman applications for their assigned territory, and others as assigned. The Counselor must be effective at independently planning recruitment strategies including high school visits, area receptions, and individual meetings.
Additionally, this position is a front-line service provider with primary responsibility for student admission counseling, recruitment travel, and management of the assigned geographic areas. The position requires a significant level of independent judgment and autonomy in regards to work planning; local representation of the university to thousands of students, families, counselors, and other key staff at secondary schools and community colleges; expert counseling of students and families; and application of university admission policy through holistic admission review. Secondary responsibilities include scholarship review, and other duties as assigned.
This position reports to the Assistant Director for Regional Recruitment.
Additional Expectations of Position: • Ability to work irregular hours and travel extensively on nights and weekends. • Ability to travel to areas not regularly serviced by public transportation.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree. • Demonstrated experience in public speaking and presentation skills.
Professional Competencies • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to function independently from a remote location, and the ability to conduct responsibilities from residence. • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong oral and written communication skills. • Strong office applications and database management skills. • Ability to work in a collaborative and effective manner with students, alumni, diverse families, administrators, and faculty. • Ability to work and communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. • Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling. • Proficiency and fluency (grammar, spelling, syntax, structure) in both oral and written Spanish. • Experience working in an institution of higher education. • Knowledge of university-specific computer application programs and knowledge of university procedures.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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