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The University of Washington Office of Admissions has an outstanding opportunity for an Admissions Counselor. Admissions, a unit within Enrollment Management, supports the Provost as well as well as the University of Washington community. The mission of the Office of Admissions is to attract and enroll talented and diverse students in order to help create an intellectually and culturally vibrant student body. The values of the university – integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect – are exemplified by the Office of Admissions.
This position is a member of the Admissions Counseling team and has responsibility for ensuring accurate, consistent, and friendly customer service is provided to prospective students, families, guidance counselors and other influencers who interact with the Office of Admissions. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Freshmen Recruitment.
The Office of Admissions is seeking a talented individual who wishes to join our staff as a counselor, to assist in freshman outreach and recruitment for a university that receives more than 46,000 freshman applications and 5,000 transfer applications annually.
The ideal candidate:
• is a trusted teammate • is an excellent communicator • is oriented toward customer service • looks for ways to improve the process • appreciates data and knows how to use it
• Counseling prospective transfer and freshman applicants about the opportunities available at the UW and about the admissions process. Such counseling takes place through in-person appointments, information sessions, phone calls, webinars and emails. 35% • Representing the UW at community colleges, high schools, community events, and on-campus information sessions and events. 20% • Managing and traveling to at least one in-state and one out-of-state freshman recruitment territory. 20% • Assisting in outreach and recruitment programs. 10% • Reviewing undergraduate applications through a holistic process. 10% • Other duties as assigned. 5%
At least two years admissions counseling and/or outreach experience, or equivalent.
Must be comfortable with technology and have basic familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets and database software tools.
Must be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Must be flexible and have the drive to work in a fast-paced office.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills are essential, as are strong public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in both freshman and transfer admissions recruitment and outreach in the western U.S. and an understanding of the distinctive qualities of the UW.
Experience working with diverse populations as well as an understanding of cultural differences and their effect on college planning.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the UW, has a strong work ethic, and exercises sound judgment, and professionalism.
Experience as student ambassador, tour guide, on-campus Resident Adviser, Peer Adviser, Orientation Leader, or similar student involvement.
Graduate of the UW or a similar research university.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.