Admissions Counselor Intern

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

Admissions Counselor Intern

Job no: 527337
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management

Department: Office of Admissions
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited
Salary: $37,167.96
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Positions available: Up to 2

Application Review Begins
Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by May 6, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
With your online application, please include a resume, cover letter, and 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 Student Services & Enrollment Management team, the Admissions Counselor Intern is responsible for representing the University of Oregon (UO) to multiple constituencies, including prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts with guidance from the supervisor and counselor team. Like all other counselors on the team, the Counselor Intern independently develops and implements recruiting initiatives to meet application and enrollment goals, and also conducts a holistic review of freshman applications for their assigned territory, and others as assigned. The Counselor Intern will plan recruitment strategies including high school visits and individual meetings with guidance from their direct supervisor. They will participate in extensive training related to the UO, admissions counseling, application review, and territory management.

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; representation of the university to thousands of students, families, counselors, and other key staff at secondary schools and community colleges; 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 Admissions Counselor.

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.

    This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment that runs for one fiscal/academic year only, and is not renewable or repeatable.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from the UO awarded within the last two years
  • Prior experience representing the UO as a current student (Ambassador, Student Orientation Staff, etc.) or as a student leader in a paid or unpaid role

    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to function independently from a remote location
  • 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

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to relate with prospective students via positive personal experiences from the student and campus community angles
  • Interest in longer-term connections to admissions or other aspects of student affairs and enrollment management, whether as a profession or for graduate study
  • Familiarity with the UO's undergraduate student recruitment efforts
  • Proficiency or fluency in another language, such as Spanish

    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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