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Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

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Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor

Job no: 533249

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Education, Student Life/Services

Department: Admissions
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000 - $56,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

February 2, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a resume, cover letter and three professional references with your application.

Department Summary

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, which 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 presence around the US and beyond, we are adding to this dedicated staff in order to accomplish even more in our work.

Position Summary

The Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor plays a crucial role in our admissions process, actively engaging prospective transfer students to facilitate their transition into our institution. This dynamic position requires an experienced individual with a profound understanding of the transfer admissions landscape, excellent communication skills, and a genuine passion for helping students achieve their educational goals.

In this role, the individual will proactively reach out to and engage with prospective transfer students through various channels, such as information sessions, college fairs, and online platforms. Providing personalized guidance, the counselor addresses academic and career goals, assists with course selection, and guides through the credit transfer processes. Collaboration is key, as the counselor works with campus partners, academic departments, and support services to ensure a seamless transition for admitted transfer students, granting them access to necessary resources and information. Effective strategies for recruiting transfer students, both locally and nationally, are developed, fostering relationships with community colleges and institutions to strengthen transfer pathways. The organization and execution of transfer-specific events, including orientation programs and workshops, contribute to building a supportive community for transfer students.

Additionally, close collaboration with the broader admissions team is emphasized to ensure a cohesive and comprehensive approach to the admissions process. Working with the SEM Strategic Communications Team on marketing materials and outreach efforts, the counselor contributes to the overall success of the admissions strategy. Staying informed about changes in transfer admissions policies, articulation agreements, and educational trends is a priority, with regular updates provided to the admissions team. The maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records of transfer applicants, admissions decisions, and related data, coupled with the use of data analytics, helps identify trends and opportunities for improvement in the admissions process.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of experience in transfer admissions or related higher education roles.

    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ease in using technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data.
  • Detail-oriented and strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a complicated daily, weekly, and monthly schedule with recurring important professional commitments on and off campus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, alumni, diverse families, administrators, and faculty.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling.
  • Proficiency and fluency (grammar, spelling, syntax, structure) in both written and spoken Spanish.
  • Experience within an institution of higher education.
  • Knowledge of university-specific computer application programs and knowledge of university procedures.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    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

    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 or 541-346-5112.

    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 statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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