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Admissions Counselor


Fayetteville, AR, United States

Posted on
Jan 31,2019

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Admissions Counselor
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Admissions/School & College Relations
About the University
Founded in 1871, the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200 academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.
As an employer, the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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Summary of Job Duties
The Admissions Counselor will develop and manage a pool of prospective students in one of our designated regions. This position will develop strategic partnerships with education constituents including, counselors, principals, gifted and talented coordinators, AP teachers, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (UA) alumni, and parents. This position will plan and implement effective recruitment strategies utilizing market research and ongoing trend analysis to set goals and monitor progress; coordinate recruiting support activities with UA alumni; develop initiatives to promote and encourage diversity that reflects the state college-bound population and enriches the education experience for all UA students; and assume other related areas of responsibility as assigned or required by the Dean of Admissions.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least one year of experience in enrollment services, academic advising, or recruiting
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)?
If yes, please specify
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least two years of experience in enrollment services, academic advising, or recruiting
At least a year of experience as an admissions counselor, student ambassador, or orientation leader
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of university and admissions office procedures and policies
Proven organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, demonstrate attention to detail, meet deadlines, and think creatively
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form, including the ability to present to a large audience
Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
Repetitive motion
Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
Physical Conditions
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs)
Overtime Eligible
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions.
Work Location/Building
Fayetteville Campus - Silas H. Hunt Hall
Benefits Eligible
Appointment Percent
Types of Background Checks Required
Criminal felony and misdemeanor and national registered sex offender check
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (
) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
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All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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