Admissions Counselor Native American Recruitment

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Admissions Counselor Native American Recruitment

Job no: 526044
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management

Department: Office of Admissions
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $38,000 - $41,667 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
March 1, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application by the review date:
  • A resume of your professional work experience and education
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and, if applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job posting.

    Please note, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

    Department Summary
    The Office of Admissions includes over 50 staff who are engaged in the work of recruitment and outreach to prospective undergraduates, and making admission decisions on all applicants for freshman, transfer, and post baccalaureate undergraduate admission. Admissions is a unit of the Division of Student Services & Enrollment Management and works closely with several other units of that division, especially Scholarships/Financial Aid and Orientation, as well as many other parts of campus.

    Within Admissions, 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 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 choice process, regardless of where they enroll. In light of the university's growing presence around the US and beyond, we are adding to this dedicated staff in order to accomplish even more in our work.

    Position Summary
    As a member of the 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.
    This position has five primary responsibilities. The counselor is responsible for representing the University of Oregon to multiple constituencies, including prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts; overseeing the continued development and implementation of a recruitment plan focusing on Native American students; maintaining and further developing strong relationships with Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes, Indian schools in Oregon, and other Oregon Indian communities; working with the Native American Assistant Vice Provost on Indian initiatives as they relate to Native American recruitment and retention; and admissions- and office-related duties and other projects as assigned. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions/Coordinator of Multicultural 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 irregular hours and travel extensively on nights and weekends
  • This position will require a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain UO Driver Certification

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year of experience working with people from various backgrounds, particularly with people from Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes and Indian communities

    Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with tribal educational systems
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Manage a complicated daily, weekly, and monthly schedule with recurring important professional commitments on- and off-campus
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and effective manner with students, alumni, diverse families, administrators, and faculty
  • Ability to work and 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 within an institution of higher education
  • Knowledge of university-specific computer application programs and knowledge of university procedures

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    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

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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