Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Division of Enrollment Management
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Admissions Counselor.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee.
As a land-grant university, it fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. The Enrollment Management division is comprised of 140 full-time staff who serve our students through five departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, One Stop Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Enrollment Management Communications, Veterans Resource Center and the University Registrar.
The position involves the recruitment of students from high schools in Tennessee. Extensive individual travel is required.
Activities include counseling with a diversity of prospective students and their parents, representing the University at high school recruiting events, giving oral presentations, telephoning prospective students, evaluating written admissions applications and supporting documents, serving as liaison with faculty and staff involved with the admissions process and working with alumni. This position works with the Assistant Director and Volunteer Team and The Department of Athletics to prepare for different recruitment events involving recruits and families for football and basketball and other recruiting activities in major programs on campus. Responsibilities will require weekend and evening hours.
Bachelor's degree required. Professional experience in admissions, counseling, or advising at a regionally accredited college or university is advantageous.
Student worker experience or volunteer work in college admissions, recruitment, and peer counseling/advising will be considered. Ability to give oral presentations, attention to detail, and well developed writing, listening and interpersonal skills is necessary. Should be open to working with new technologies to enhance recruitment. Ability to travel individually to in and out-of-state locations and to lift, transport and distribute objects that exceed 40 pounds is required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience along with a resume and the name, address and telephone number of three references.
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