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Appointed Professionals Job Description

This position description was prepared based on feedback from incumbents and supervisors, or from Career Track postings. Human Resources will continue to enhance and refine descriptions as more information becomes available.

UA Title Code: T18380
UA Job Title: Admissions Counselor, Outreach-Phoenix Office
Job Group: Student Affairs Professionals
Job Category: Student Admissions/Recruitment Professional
Pay Grade:
FLSA: Exempt

Purpose of Classification:

Performs marketing and recruitment activities in designated region. Interprets University admissions policies, academic policies and requirements, and student service policies and procedures, and communicates these to prospective students, parents, high school counselors, faculty, and staff.

Example of Duties:

  • Represents the University of Arizona to a broad range of constituents at high school visits, college fairs, community colleges, and other recruitment programs or activities, including among others, personnel in community-based organizations, members of state and local governments, and the educational community at large
  • Conducts admissions and financial aid presentations for various populations
  • Advises and counsels prospects, applicants, and students on University admissions policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Responds to inquiries from prospective freshmen, transfer students, and other constituents regarding the admission process and procedures, transferability of credit, and related academic information
  • Serves as a resource specialist for communication of complex and sensitive information with respect to application, scholarship/financial aid, residency determination, and admission to the University
  • Participates in out-of-state college fairs and high school visits
  • Maintains records documenting advising discussions and recommendations related to prospective freshman and transfer students
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates new activities to encourage and support the recruitment of all types of undergraduate students
  • Serves as a regional point of contact for alumni relations
  • Works closely with alumni clubs to coordinate their involvement in recruitment programs and provides appropriate training to volunteer recruiters
  • Develops, utilizes, and stays current with a variety of publications and nonprofit marketing tools and strategies for the purpose of meeting institutional freshman and transfer enrollment objectives

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field

Revised: 11/05/2014