Regional Admissions Counselor
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
This position pays $62,400 per year
We currently have at least two positions available - one or more
positions based in Southern California and one in Northern
Application Review Begins
Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by June 20, 2022
(updated); position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your
- A resume of your professional work experience and
- 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 indicate, within your cover letter, whether you are applying
for northern California, southern California, or either/both.
Please note, as part of the application process, you will be asked
to provide the names and contact information of at least three
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
Position 1: Based in southern California.
Preferred home office location: Los Angeles County or Orange
Position 2: Based in northern California.
Preferred home office location: San Mateo County, Santa Clara
County, or Alameda County
This counselor is responsible for representing the University of
Oregon (UO) to multiple constituencies in southern California,
including prospective students, their families, and
school/community contacts. Residing in the region, the counselor
develops and implements recruiting initiatives and follow-up to
meet application and enrollment goals, as well as conducting
holistic review of freshman applications. The counselor manages the
planning and follow-up of recruitment activities including high
school visits, area receptions, and individual meetings.
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; local
representation of the university to thousands of students,
families, counselors, and other key staff at secondary schools and
community colleges; expert 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
Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment.
Additional expectations of the position:
- This position requires an extensive amount of travel, often
including locations that are not serviced by public
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited
- One year of prior experience in higher education or
- 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
- Manage a complicated daily, weekly and monthly schedule with
recurring important professional commitments on and off
- Ability to work in a collaborative and effective manner with
students, alumni, diverse families, administrators, and
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals
from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or
- Proficiency and fluency (grammar, spelling, syntax, structure)
in both written and spoken Spanish.
- Experience with in an institution of higher
- Knowledge of university-specific computer application programs
including Slate, and knowledge of university procedures.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529043/regional-admissions-counselor