Admissions Counselor, Diversity Recruitment and Community Engagement (PRN26273B)

Utah, United States
$39,000.00 - $41,000.00
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Nestled between the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake City, the state’s capitol, the University of Utah is the state’s public flagship institution and a top-tier research university classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 131 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation. The “U” is a PAC-12 institution with a total enrollment over 33,000 and an undergraduate enrollment over 24,500. The U is committed to providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students and community engagement.

The Office of Admissions is a dynamic and growing organization committed to assisting future students learn about and enroll at the University of Utah. We are looking for passionate team members to help us expand our recruitment reach in- and out-of-state, continue to increase our new student enrollment, and shape the entering class.

Reporting the Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment and Community Engagement, this newly created admissions counselor position will be an integral part of our team responsible for recruiting and enrolling new undergraduate students particularly from traditionally underrepresented populations in higher education and the University of Utah. This position will serve as an advisor to prospective students, their families, secondary school counselors and influences in the college decision making process. The successful candidate will develop an in-depth understanding of admissions practices, institutional policies, and program offerings in order to effectively recruit students. This is a campus-based position located in the Emma Eccles Jones Welcome Center in the Gardner Commons building, a state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN26273B - 00295 - Office of Admissions

COMPENSATION: $39,000 to $41,000/year

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, typically 40 hours/week, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This is an exempt position, so schedule may periodically change.


• Develop, implement, report and assess a domestic first-year and transfer student recruitment plan that helps the University of Utah achieve its enrollment goals. The recruitment plan will include but is not limited to: high school visits, two-year college visits, college fairs, information sessions, receptions, and meetings with secondary school and independent counselors, prospective students, families, and community-based organizations
• Build personalized relationships with prospective students, families, school counselors, alumni, and other constituents in support of the recruitment goals for the territory
• Support the recruitment and admission of transfer students from institutions within the assigned territory
• Assist the Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment and Community Engagement in developing, implementing, and assessing a strategic recruitment plan focused on the enrollment of traditionally unrepresented students.
• Plan all off-campus admission events in all areas of regional responsibility in collaboration with the campus experience team
• Read and evaluate all domestic applications in regional territory
• Collaborate with the Alumni Association in support of institutional initiatives within the region
• Significant travel up to 4 – 6 weeks annually within the territory between early September to November and January to May is required and will be adjusted due to the pandemic
• Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years’ related experience, or equivalency.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess excellent customer service skills, demonstrate proficient oral and written communication skills, and have adept interpersonal skills; demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; have the ability to communicate complex information to multiple audiences, as well as speak in front of large groups; demonstrate problem-solving and time-management skills; have a valid driver’s license; possess an understanding of higher education, specifically the value of public higher education. Preference will also be given to those who have admissions/recruitment experience at a regionally accredited university. The select candidate will be willing to work some evenings and weekends and travel overnight in-and out-of-state approximately 4-6 weeks annually. An admissions counselor frequently addresses sensitive situations regarding admissions and student recruitment, and will often act as a mediator. A major task for this position is to understand the needs of various constituents and determine what actions will best meet those needs.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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