This is a first-line professional position responsible for recruitment activities in Maricopa County and Northern Arizona. Extensive local and limited out of state travel is required.
The Admissions Counselor, Outreach position is based in Phoenix, AZ and is responsible for interpreting University admissions policies, academic policies and requirements, and student service policies and procedures and communicating these to prospective students, parents, high school counselors, community college administrators and advisors, faculty and staff. He/she provides admissions counseling and support to prospective students. The Admissions Counselor, Outreach is also responsible for proper expenditure of budget resources for recruitment activities, programs and travel.
Note: This position involves long periods of extensive driving and participation at college and career fairs, with long periods of floor time and the lifting of boxes. Duties also involve participation in evening and weekend programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
- Represent the University of Arizona to a broad range of constituents at high school visits, college fairs, community colleges, and any other recruitment program or activities including, but not limited to, personnel in community based organizations, members of state and local government and the educational community at large.
- Conducts admissions and financial aid presentations to various populations.
- Advises and counsels prospects, applicants, and students on University admissions policies, procedures, and requirements.
- Actively engage with prospective students, counselors, parents and other constituents regarding the admission process, procedures and related academic information.
- Creates a recruitment schedule and strategy based on specific, targeted high schools throughout Maricopa County and some Northern Arizona schools.
- Regularly pulls and analyzes applicant lists to ensure a smooth admissions process for students.
- Cultivates strong working relationships with campus partners, Phoenix Admissions team, and educational community partners.
- Serves as a resource specialist for communication of complex and sensitive information with respect to application, scholarship/financial aid, residency determination and admission to the University.
- Participates in out-of-state college fairs and high school visits where needed.
- Maintains records documenting admissions discussions and recommendations related to prospective freshman students.
- Utilizes prospect management systems to create email and phone outreach in order to advertise upcoming high school visits.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates new activities to encourage and support the recruitment of all undergraduate student types.
- Develops, utilizes and stays current with a variety of publications and nonprofit marketing tools and strategies for the purpose of meeting institutional freshman and transfer enrollment objectives.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director.
Not applicable for this position.
Additional Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- Valid driver's license (A DMV check will be required of the final candidate per the UA pre-employment screening policy.)
- Ability to drive to local high schools and other venues for weekly visits and fairs. Some overnight travel will also be required.
- Ability to work cooperatively and respectfully with a diverse group of people within Enrollment Management, across campus, and outside of the University.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, and public speaking skills.
- A broad understanding of higher education locally, nationally, and the value of higher education and the people it can and does serve.
- Knowledge of admission and recruitment practices in higher education.
- Two years of related work experience (i.e. outreach, recruitment, admissions, public relations, education).
- Ability to manage time effectively and function as an independent staff member when needed.
- Familiarity using various office software programs such as Windows, Apple, Microsoft Office Suite and student information systems.
- Ability to perform all duties according to the highest customer service standards, exhibiting professionalism, respect, and teamwork at all times.
- Bilingual (Spanish preferred).
The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.
What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?
This position is security sensitive based on the job duties and requires a finger-print criminal background check
Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening
Administrative and Professional