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Admissions Counselor

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Position Information

Position Title
Admissions Counselor

Working Title
Admissions Counselor


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Instructions:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

Completed UCM online application for employment required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Occasional nights and weekends

Bargaining Unit

Work Location

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

These positions act as recruiters and advisors and are complex administrative positions that must maintain an extensive knowledge of university admission requirements, policies and procedures in order to interpret those regarding admissions. Incumbents must be able to implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy within a specific territory or specific population of students and advise students on enrollment requirements. Travel and promote the university in a positive manner at recruitment events including college fairs and high school visits. Educate and inform prospective students, parents, and high school counselors about all aspects of the university including degree programs, admissions requirements, scholarships and financial aid. Assist in the planning and implementation of on and off campus events for potential students including group visit days, prospective student visit days, yield events, and orientation days. Actively manage the inquiry and admit pools to maximize the number of applications, admits, and enrolled students.

Education & Formal Training
Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Bachelor’s degree required. Preference to degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or related fields.

Preference to UCM graduates.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Other - Database creation and maintenance, banner preferred.

  1. One (1) year of demonstrated work experience including recruitment, sales, marketing, or student ambassador.
  2. Preference given to candidates with higher education recruitment, sales, or marketing experience
  3. Preference given to UCM Graduates

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license, Missouri license required

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Public speaking and presentation skills.
Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
Ability to maintain a high energy level while working with the public.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance

Other Special Working Conditions

Extensive travel during fall and spring semesters and may include evening, weekends, and overnight commitments.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Incumbent must be 21 years of age, per state vehicle rental contract requirements.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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