Admissions Counselor, Diversity Recruitment and Community Engagement (PRN31231B)

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
$42,170 including an excellent benefits package.
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Nestled between the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake City, the state’s capital, 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 of over 33,000 and an undergraduate enrollment of 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 to 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 to the Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment and Community Engagement, this 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 influencers 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.
Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on July 18, 2022. A conditional offer may be made contingent on a bachelor’s degree having been awarded before the start date.
An excellent benefits package is included (see here for a full description of the benefits package):


  • 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested) Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA) 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system Tuition reduction for employees and family members Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available Free public transportation pass during employment (see here for more information)

University of Utah Job ID# PRN31231B 00295 - Office of Admissions


COMPENSATION: $42,170 including an excellent benefits package.



  • 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

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.



Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of related experience, or equivalency.
Department-Specific Qualifications
Requires a bachelor’s degree from a university/college in a related field, plus one year of directly related experience or equivalency is required. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; bilingual.




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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