Admissions Counselor - OACAC

Admissions Counselor

Website uakron The University of Akron


Advise prospective students and others regarding program offerings and admissions requirements. Plan and conduct extensive

recruiting activities at designated secondary schools and college fairs.


Essential Functions:

Territory Management  – planning and coordinating high school visits and attending college fairs within an assigned geographic travel territory; interaction with school counselors; students, and family member.

Continued communication with prospective students via direct mail, phone, and e-mail. Conduct daily/Saturday Admissions information sessions and campus tours as needed with prospective students and family members.

Serve as liaison with academic and student services areas as assigned.

Assist with coordination of Admissions recruitment and yield events.

Other responsibilities as designed.



Responsible for directing and monitoring the work of student and/or temporary workers


Required Qualifications:
Requires a relevant Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of one (1) year experience in a higher education environment, preferably an Office of  Admissions as a student assistant, graduate assistant, or admissions counselor.  Knowledge of university program offerings and admissions process.  Knowledge of personal computer and mainframe use in student information systems required.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  Public speaking skills and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences required.



Valid Driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of university procedure policies and administrative structure preferred.  Previous supervisory experience preferred.




(2) openings available


Application Deadline:
Open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


Background Check Statement:
The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees.  The university endeavors to protect the health, welfare, and safety of all students, employees, and visitors on our campus.  As such, the university will conduct a pre-employment background check for all applicants selected for employment.


About UA
Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you’ll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government, and the community.

We’re committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We’re also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.


Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran.  The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

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