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Undergraduate Admissions Counselor I/II-Houston Region

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

-Position is located in the Houston area -This position will be filled as either Undergraduate Admissions Counselor I or II depending on qualifications of finalist candidate. -UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. -UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. -This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Undergraduate Admissions Counselor I/II-Houston Region
Requisition Number BES20170369P
Department Posting Name Admissions
Location Main Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Night and weekend work required.

This position will be located in Houston, TX.

Occasional travel to the UTSA Main Campus in San Antonio will be required.

If Temporary, Ending Date
Recruiting Rate $34,000/Annualized(beginning salary flexible depending on qualifications)
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No
Preferred Education
Field of Study

None specified.

MS Office Experience Required
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? Yes - Essential Function
Other Computer and Software Skills Required

None specified.

Experience and Other Skills Required

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor I:
One year of full-time equivalent experience in admissions, recruiting, advising or related enrollment and/or student service experience. Master’s Degree can substitute for required experience.

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor II:
Two years of full-time equivalent experience in admissions, recruiting, advising or related
enrollment and/or student service experience.
Master’s Degree can substitute for one year of experience.

Demonstrated organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills; organizational skills; ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Criminal Background Check (CBC)

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? Other-Per Job Description
Other Skills Preferred

One year of higher education recruitment experience.

Description of Job Duties

Recruitment in assigned territory including high schools and colleges.
Manages a geographical territory including high schools and colleges.
Responsible for counseling & outreach for students and parents.
Coordinates with high school counselors to facilitate the application process.
Successfully implements recruitment activities such as campus trips, application nights and designated area projects.
Establishes community contacts in targeted areas.
Assists with coordinating area specific publications & event.
Travels to high schools, colleges and other learning institutions to publicize and explain admission requirements and financial aid information.
Develops working relationships with university agencies, departments, counselors and advisors to enhance customer service and satisfaction.
Represents Undergraduate Admissions in a public-speaking capacity both on and off campus and maintains records of these activities.
Works directly with applicants and their parents to resolve extenuating circumstances, complaints and appeals of admissions denials.
Performs Financial Aid Outreach presentations.
Assists with the holistic and committee review process.
Assist with special retention programs
Works directly with applicants and their parents to resolve extenuating circumstances, complaints and appeals of admissions denials.
Maintains a high level of working knowledge of university information, organization, opportunities and policies.
Completes reports on programs/projects including publications, accommodations, itineraries, meals, speakers and records.

Periodic:
Participate in committees across campus.
Represent Associate Director in campus activities when needed.
Participate in strategic planning and assessment for the department.

Posting Open Date 09/01/2017
Posting Close Date at midnight on
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Notes To Applicants

-Position is located in the Houston area

-This position will be filled as either Undergraduate Admissions Counselor I or II depending on qualifications of finalist candidate.

-UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

-UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

-This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement/External Publication (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Friend/Personal Referral
    • Internal Employee
    • Job Board/Website (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Indeed
    • Social Media-Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter "NA" if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please acknowledge your understanding that if you are offered a position at UTSA, you must come to the Human Resources Office, (4th floor North Paseo Bldg) on your first day of employment with the appropriate documentation (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf#9) of your identity and ability to legally work in the United States.
    • Yes, I acknowledge
  4. * 13615-This position requires a Bachelor's degree and one year (paid, full-time equivalent) experience in admissions, recruiting, advising or related enrollment and/or student service experience. A Master’s Degree can substitute for required experience. Do you have one of the following combinations?
    • Yes, Master's degree (no experience required)
    • Yes, Bachelor's degree + 1 year required experience
    • No
  5. * Please list the positions where you obtained the required experience. These jobs must be listed with more details in the "Work Experience" section of your applications. "Failure to do so may disqualify your application."

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have a valid Texas driver's license or able to obtain one within 30 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please acknowledge your understanding that this position will require weekend and evening hours.
    • Yes
  8. * 13614-Please acknowledge your understanding that this position is located in Houston, Texas and occasional travel to the UTSA Main Campus in San Antonio will be required.
    • Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents