The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Admissions Counselor I

Hiring department Office of Admissions
Monthly salary $1,666
Hours per week 20.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-17-02-3615
Job Status Open
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Texas, not Austin
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN EL PASO, TEXAS. Work hours to be arranged with supervisor, frequently include nights, weekends, and holidays. Additional hours required during peak periods. Position is compensated for hours worked over 20 per week. Finalists may be asked to make a short presentation. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a part-time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Serve as primary contact for prospective students, families and other contacts in assigned El Paso territory. Provide information about The University's undergraduate experience, admission process and educational value in various capacities. Identify and refer select prospective students to recruitment team.

Essential Functions

Using strategic planning, data and assessments to understand assigned territory, plan and coordinate all aspects of general high school and student-based outreach and recruitment activities, including scheduling, reporting and assessment. Coordinate recruitment and outreach in community colleges and organizations within assigned territory. Maintain strong relationships with high school, district, alumni, community stakeholders, business and educational contacts in assigned territory. Conduct presentations on the undergraduate experience, value of a degree, and admissions process of The University of Texas at Austin. Represent the university at regional, school and community college fairs and programs. Travel frequently to and throughout assigned territory to implement recruitment strategy. Communicate with and engage prospective students throughout the college selections, admissions and enrollment process on an individual basis via phone, email, and in-person meetings. Work towards advancing the goals of the Office of Admissions. Effectively use the office's customer relationship management system (CRM). Maintain active communication with Admissions Advisors and other related offices to aid in the recruitment of a diverse population of high-ability prospective students. Assist other staff with territory event programming and support general recruitment programming and initiatives for the Office of Admissions. Serve as file reviewer for admission. Meet numeric, chronological and qualitative reading goals and participate in the scholarship award process.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Experience providing customer service. Experience using Microsoft Office and standard office equipment. Experience preparing and conducting presentations. Experience assisting or counseling students. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual in Spanish and English. More than two years of customer service experience. Admissions experience and/or experience working with students on a university or college campus as an orientation or peer advisor, resident assistant, student ambassador, or with other student service-oriented departments or organizations. Experience with UT Austin policies, procedures, and programs. Direct experience working for a competitive and highly selective institution. Knowledge of financial aid processes and experience informing students and parents of awards and programs available. Advanced experience using Microsoft Office and customer databases. Ability to communicate professionally and empathetically with parents and students from diverse social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Experience in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to successfully build, nurture, and balance professional relationships to achieve tasks.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Lifting and moving The applicant selected for this position will be based out of El Paso, TX and is required to work independently/from home and reports to the Assistant Director of the Dallas Admissions Center.

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