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Senior Admissions Counselor - Recruiting

University of Texas at Arlington
Dalworthington Gardens, TX
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Posting Number S05387P Position Title Senior Admissions Counselor - Recruiting Department Recruiting Location Arlington Job Family Admissions Position Status Full-time Work Hours Standard Work Schedule
  • Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm
  • May Require some travel for recruiting purposes.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Open to External and Internal Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $48,000 Duration Funding expected to continue Pay Basis Monthly Benefits Eligible Yes Benefits at UTA

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University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 "Very High Research Activity" institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times' annual "Best for Vets: Colleges" list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA's $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary

This senior level position will be responsible for performing student recruitment activities to generate prospects, applicants, and enrollees. Provide advanced professional information, advice and counseling regarding the institutional student admission process and educational opportunities of the University. Act as lead and serve as a mentor and trainer for new admission counselors. Perform work in ways that contribute to the university's successful achievement of enrollment goals. Foster a positive working environment that honors the UTA Principles of Community and leads to healthy levels of productivity and contributes to UTA being increasingly known as a great place to work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages an assigned territory or market segment for the purpose of recruiting freshman, transfer, international, and/or graduate enrollees and/or prospective students.
  • Travels to conferences, high schools, colleges, and other learning institutions to publicize and explain admission requirements and procedures.
  • Answer's phone calls and responds to e-mails from prospective students and their family members.
  • Plan and implement all recruitment functions to increase student enrollment.
  • Organize, create, and participate in events, both on and off campus, as well as virtual events.
  • Provide advice and counsel to prospective students and parents (both on and off the campus) about specific educational opportunities of the University, including admissions requirements and the financial aid and scholarship processes.
  • Serves as a mentor and trainer to new admission counselors, coordinates some travel schedules and assignments, and assists with developing and implementing recruitment plans.
  • Participates on the Internal Review team to determine which students are conditionally admitted to the university. Serves on the Admissions Appeals Committee to review files of students who appeal their initial admission decision.
  • Develops and nurtures relationships with influential contacts such as university department personnel, high school counselors, advisors, and community college liaisons. Assists other areas/departments on campus with recruitment efforts.
  • Reviews and evaluates prospective students' transcripts and applications for admission, counsels' applicants regarding their eligibility status.
  • Assists in developing and implementing marketing and recruiting campaigns to achieve target enrollment goals. Evaluates effectiveness and provides assessment of recruitment activities; provides written updates of territory and enrollment goals.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with one (1) years of experience counseling students in academic and scholastic matters, with a broad knowledge of institutional admission requirements or the equivalent experience.
  • Ability and knowledge of how to produce accurate admission and transfer evaluations are required.
  • May require frequent travel for recruiting purposes.
  • Ability to work some required nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of experience counseling students in academic and scholastic matters, with a broad knowledge of institutional admission requirements or the equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software.
  • Ability and knowledge to use standard office equipment.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Ability to multitask in a busy office environment with multiple interruptions, including high volume phone calls and monitoring multiple email accounts.

Other Requirements Working Conditions Special Conditions for Eligibility CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Open Until Filled Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Accepted Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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