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University of Oregon - Admissions Counselor (campus based)

November 09, 2018 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) is seeking a campus-based admissions counselor.  A brief description of the position is listed below.  A full listing of the position can be found at:

Position Summary
As a member of the Student Services & Enrollment Management team, the admissions counselor is responsible for representing the University of Oregon (UO) to multiple constituencies, including prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts. 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 Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment.

Additional expectations of the position:
• This position requires an extensive amount of travel, often including locations that are not serviced by public transportation.
• This position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfill special projects and events.
• This position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Drivers Certification.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

Professional Competencies
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
• Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data
• Must be able to communicate efficiently, both orally and in writing
• Manage a complicated daily, weekly and monthly schedule with recurring important professional commitments on and off campus
• This position requires the capacity to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling
• Proficiency and fluency (grammar, spelling, syntax, structure) in both written and spoken Spanish
• Experience with, or graduation from, the University of Oregon
• Experience with software systems such as Banner, Talisma, College Board EPS, or similar databases/CRMs

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