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Regional Admissions Counselor - St. Louis

University of Arkansas
Cumberland County, NC
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

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Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Admissions Out of State Recruitment

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Summary of Job Duties:

The primary responsibility of the Regional Admissions Counselor - St. Louis is to educate prospective students and families about the University of Arkansas (UA) and its programs. This position includes fairly extensive required year-round travel to high schools and colleges throughout the assigned territory of Eastern Missouri, Illinois, and the Northeast U.S. This position is expected to reside in the St. Louis (MO) metro area. This position will have necessary travel to campus when needed for special events, training, etc. This position will develop and manage a pool of prospective students in the assigned territory. The Regional Admissions Counselor - St. Louis will develop strategic partnerships with education constituents including counselors, principals, gifted and talented coordinators, AP teachers, University of Arkansas (UA) alumni, and parents. This position will plan and implement effective recruitment strategies utilizing market research and ongoing trend analysis to set goals and monitor progress; coordinate recruiting support activities with UA alumni; and develop initiatives to promote and encourage diversity that reflects the state college bound population and enriches the education experience for all UA students. This position will assume other related areas of responsibility as assigned or required by the Dean of Admissions.

This position is required to give presentations and interact with large groups of prospective students. Must have strong communications skills both verbal and written. This position requires frequent travel either by vehicle and/or travel by air. Must be able to work alternative schedule, evenings and weekends as needed. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

NOTE: The employee is expected to reside in the St. Louis (MO) metro area as a Remote Worker, according to Fayetteville Policy and Procedures 412.3.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least one year of experience in enrollment services, academic advising, or recruiting

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least two years of experience in enrollment services, academic advising, or recruiting
  • At least one year of experience as an admissions counselor, student ambassador, or orientation leader

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Knowledge of university and admissions office procedures and policies
  • Proven organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, demonstrate attention to detail, meet deadlines, and think creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form, including the ability to present to a large audience

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Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Kathleen Davidson, Chief of Staff for Enrollment Services,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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