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Transfer and International Admissions Counselor

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado
Closing date
Apr 16, 2023

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Knowledge Communities
International Enrollment Management
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Job Details

The University of Northern Colorado Office (UNC) of Admission seeks an inclusive, service-oriented and enthusiastic professional colleague to join our team. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Transfer & International Recruitment, the Transfer & International Admission Counselor will serve as a key member of the Office of Admissions recruitment team. The purpose of this position is to serve as a primary line of undergraduate recruitment. This position will be charged with the responsibility of promoting the university, generating interest from prospective students, coaching through critical enrollment steps, and developing relationships and partnerships with a broad constituency, including: transfer students; second bachelor students; international undergraduate students; families/parents of prospective students; community college advisors and counselors; international agency partners; alumni; college access programs; and community based organizations.

Transfer & International Undergraduate Recruitment: 

  • Recruitment travel representing UNC at college fairs; international conferences; school-sponsored functions; community college site visits with students, counselors, and advisors; individual appointments/group meetings; engagement with community based organizations, and community/civic events. 
  • Utilizing a broad-base of institutional knowledge in order to effectively recruit a successful, motivated, and diverse pool of transfer, second bachelor and international undergraduate students 
  • Counseling students and support people about admission criteria and other critical factors in the educational decision process
  • Delivering presentations and information sessions to students, families, community members, and campus constituents
  • Maintaining accurate records on all recruitment activities, including compiling and reporting on recruitment initiatives and data
  • Working with the Assistant Director of Transfer & International Recruitment and Associate Director of Recruitment alongside the Events & Visits team to plan on-campus and virtual recruitment events
  • Working closely with the UNC Office of the Registrar during the transfer evaluation process
  • Working with and identifying organizations and key partners that serve these populationsthis may include the UNC Intensive English program, Reisher Scholars program and others to develop marketing opportunities and partnerships aimed at creating student interest and application referral
  • Managing a schedule that involves irregular work hours, including nights, weekends, and overnight travel
  • Assist in management of the email inbox 

Transfer & International Yield Management:

Execution of data-driven outreach targeted at guiding students through critical enrollment steps that are intended to meet enrollment goals. This will require:

  • Utilizing coaching techniques and personalized relationship management through multiple channels, including: communication with international agencies; community college site visits; individual appointments/group meetings; receptions/banquets; email, phone, and text campaigns; and working with community college administrators
  • Reviewing applications and rendering admissions decisions on transfer, second bachelor and international undergraduate applications
  • Understanding Colorado Department of Higher Education and institutional policy in order to counsel and make admissions decisions that fall within required guidelines
  • Working closely and meeting regularly with the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and the UNC Office of Global Engagement, which serves as a full-service office to support international undergraduate students transitioning to UNC
  • Counseling students through tuition costs, available financial aid and preliminary aid awards, and anticipated cost of attendance
  • Engaging in innovative and intentional territory management activities including the development of an individualized territory yield plan each year
  • Monitoring application progress and auditing student records to ensure completion of application materials

Supporting Programs and Events:

  • Large campus visit days for prospective, applicant, and admitted students
  • Off-campus events held locally, regionally, or nationally
  • Daily visit operations including daily campus tours, academic information sessions, group tours
  • Public events and programs held within local community
  • These events can occur during working hours, nights, weekends, or holidays

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Providing support in planning and programming for various recruitment activities and initiatives
  • Providing support for day-to-day operations as part of the Office of Admissions
  • Other duties as assigned


The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,400 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.

One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students – this is how we define a Students First university.

Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next ten years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.

Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.

Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.

Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.

Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado’s future.

Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.

As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

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