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Admissions Counselor - UGA Tifton Campus

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Position Information

Classification Title Student Services Professional FLSA Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field is required, Master's degree is preferred.
  • Experience with recruiting, student advising and planning large events.

Position Summary

The Admissions Counselor II position at the Tifton Campus directly supports student success.

Specifically, this position is responsible for recruiting transfer students for the four undergraduate majors offered on the Tifton Campus, as well as the Athens and Griffins campuses, and for the three graduate degrees offered "entirely in residence" on the Tifton Campus. In addition, this position maintains a potential student contact list, contacts potential students regularly, advises incoming students regarding core courses needed prior to admission, oversees completion of transfer applications and submits appeals as needed, organizes and hosts Spring and Fall New Student Orientation for the Tifton campus, mentors and manages the Tifton Campus Student Ambassadors, maintains communications and develops relationships with high school counselors south of Macon and Georgia Agriculture Teachers, and 4-H Agents throughout the state, and organizes and hosts the annual UGA ShowCAES event. UGA ShowCAES is the largest CAES recruiting event in southern Georgia. The event also recruits students who are interested in other colleges at UGA.

In addition, this position will be responsible for organizing and holding STEM in AGtion days, Grad School 101 and Grad Dawgs events, develop transfer pathways with area colleges, and manage the Tifton campus social media accounts. PCARD

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Thorough understanding of recruiting and enrollment at universities and colleges
  • Ability to think creatively and work independently
  • Develop relationships easily
  • Experienced user of social media
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with high school and college students
  • Outgoing personality

Physical Demands
  • Move display materials (30+lbs) at remote locations without assistance
  • Driving as needed to perform job duties
  • Significant in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? Yes Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.



Student Recruitment and Advisement
  • Recruit students
  • Manage a prospective student contact list and send regular newsletters
  • Email, call, text, and write prospective students on a regular basis
  • Advise students regarding core courses needed prior to admission
  • Oversee completion of transfer applications and submit appeals as needed
  • Host Spring and Fall New Student Orientation to welcome incoming students to the campus
  • Host prospective students for campus visits

Percentage of time 35 Duties/Responsibilities

Planning and Implementing Recruiting Events
  • Maintain communication & develop relationships with high school counselors south of Macon Maintain communication & develop relationships with Georgia Agriculture Teachers and 4-H Agents on Regional/District and State Level
  • Host annual UGA ShowCAES Event
  • Attend recruitment events that require in-state overnight travel such as: Sunbelt Ag Expo, Georgia National Fair, State FFA Convention
  • Visit public and private schools in South Georgia for admissions presentations & college fairs Attend recruitment events that require out-of-state travel such as National FFA Convention
  • Develop transfer pathways with area colleges
  • Manage the Tifton campus social media accounts, etc.
  • Organize and hold special recruiting events such as STEM in AGtion, Grad School 101 and Grad Dawgs

Percentage of time 35 Duties/Responsibilities

Develop Recruiting Materials
  • Work with designers to create & update recruitment content
  • Create and order promotional materials
  • Work with web team to keep UGA Tifton website up to date
  • Manage Tifton campus recruiting budget

P-Card Duties
  • Serve as a department P-card holder
  • Submit pre-approvals to appropriate approvers
  • Complete purchase transactions
  • Perform allocations and attach receipts in Works
  • Reconcile monthly statements at the end of the billing cycle
  • Upload reconciliation packet to Procurement

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities

Supervise UGA Tifton Campus Ambassador Team
  • Hold interviews and selection process
  • Order Ambassador attire
  • Instruct a weekly Ambassador class
  • Provide leadership & recruitment training
  • Provide opportunities for them to gain professional and personal networks
  • Supervise Ambassador event schedule
  • Plan and carry out an annual weekend Ambassador Retreat

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned

Percentage of time 5

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name Dr. George Vellidis Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Information

Optional Documents

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact University HR (

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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