Regional Admissions Advisor (NWA)

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

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Type of Position:Professional Staff (Non-Classified)

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Job Type:Regular

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Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:Admissions Staff

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Summary of Job Duties:The Northwest Arkansas Regional Admissions Advisor will be responsible for managing the University’s undergraduate and transfer student recruitment efforts in an assigned territory and other areas as designated. The candidate selected must reside within the targeted region. This position is governed by state and federal laws, as well as, agency/institution policy.


The candidate selected must reside within the targeted region (Northwest Arkansas).

Required Education and/or Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • Experience in higher education recruitment/admissions, sales, or other appropriate field
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with high school counselors and community college representatives;
  • Visit high schools and community colleges to recruit students, work college fairs as well as present at college-day events;
  • Communicate with prospective students important dates and deadlines, missing credentials, and information regarding the enrollment process through means of email, phone calls or text messages, social media, and in-person meetings;
  • Plan and participate in off-campus recruiting events;
  • Create and develop partnerships within the community;
  • Assist with the development of targeted recruitment strategies and projects;
  • Collaborate with Admissions colleagues and other UAFS campus departments and offices regarding recruitment and enrollment activities;
  • Report and track all recruiting activities and communications in the Slate platform;
  • Create and maintain Slate reports to manage prospective students through the admissions funnel;
  • Assist students and family members with finding detailed information about UAFS admissions requirements, undergraduate programs of study, and the student onboarding process;
  • Data entry and review of admission documents such as high school transcripts, college transcripts, test scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer), immunization records, letters of good standing, letters of non-attendance, permission letters from parents and school officials, etc.
  • Develop additional presentations and workshops to promote UAFS within high schools, two-year institutions, and the assigned community;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of the various steps in the admissions cycle, from inquiry to application to enrollment;
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Superior communication skills, oral and written, are essential, especially when responding to non-technical users of campus data;
  • Experience with a CRM software system (preferably Slate)
  • Knowledge of internet and conventional office technology tools – These tools include e-mail, internet search engines, and software applications Word, Excel, and MS Access.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and documents that have been concurrently assigned;
  • Ability to maintain cohesive working files and documentation of project tasks;
  • Ability to self-initiate project tasks after accepting an assignment under general supervision;
  • Ability to create short reports or narratives that may be required to explain data results or significance of the data applied to the original statement of the problem;
  • Ability to read maps and give directions;
  • The ability to operate a motor vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to travel in and out of state, including overnight stays.
Additional Information:

For full consideration, please apply by October 17th, 2022.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, please apply by 10/17/22.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Human Resources 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:Yes

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