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Admissions Counselor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 102537
Title: Admissions Counselor
Functional Title: Admissions Counselor
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: SVPAAP-EM-Undergraduate Admissions
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is seeking to fill an Admission Counselor position with a highly motivated and accomplished candidate who shares our commitment to excellence. Serving on the front lines of the freshman admission team, Admission Counselors participate in, and contribute to, all aspects of recruitment and admission of freshmen students. Specific responsibilities include representing the University to prospective students and families both on and off campus; providing information regarding University programs, services and resources; reviewing applications for freshman admission and making admission decisions; conducting admissions workshops and presentations, managing a recruitment territory; and developing and maintaining strong professional relationships with high school counselors. Admission counselors also participate in a wide array of special projects that contribute to the overall success of the admissions office, and the University.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. Some admissions experience desirable. Genuine desire to work with students. An understanding and appreciation for the concerns, needs, and goals of university applicants. Strong oral presentation and written communication skills. Willingness to travel (driver’s license required) and work evenings and weekends. Travel and weekend work required.

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Additional Information:
Posting Date: 12/07/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/05/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to lift and small carry parcels, packages and other items, to walk short distances, and drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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