Admissions Counselor - OACAC

Admissions Counselor

Website University of Cincinnati

Job Summary:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA) is seeking to hire team members committed to diversity and inclusion, who are organized problem-solvers with excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail.  If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team, and apply for the position of Admissions Counselor.
We would like to hire up to five applicants for Admissions Counselor positions.

The Admissions Counselors will report to the Associate Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Territory Management and will be responsible for supporting the University’s missions and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all other activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Associate Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Territory Management and other admissions team members, responsibilities of this position include:

  • Recruit, admit, enroll, and orient students to UC
  • Respond to phone and written inquiries and meet with prospective students and their families
  • Manage assigned recruitment territory through prospect relationship management, leveraging partnerships, relationships, market research, admission and enrollment data, and CRM system to maintain consistent recruitment activity, to increase prospective student interaction, and influence admission yield
  • Builds and fosters strong relationships with secondary school administrators and community officials to maintain open communication between UC and prospective students
  • Implement and explain University admissions policies and procedures and answer questions on academic programs and campus life
  • Evaluate applications for admission and make admission decisions within established guidelines.
  • Travels to assigned geographic territory to engage with prospective students and families via high school visits, college fairs and college admissions panels
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need

Description of Job Duties:

  • 50 % of time- Provide superior customer service by counseling prospective students and families, individually and in group settings, regarding admission requirements, application deadlines, academic program criteria, and financing their education Maintain contact with prospective students utilizing all available communication tools to ensure the completion of the application and increase yield of admitted students
  • 25 % of time- Represent UC at key recruitment and yield activities (high school visits, college fairs, on-campus events, etc.) to increase visibility, encourage student applications, application completion, and enrollment. This includes working some nights, weekends, same day and overnight travel
  • 15 % of time-Interpret and apply university guidelines and policies to provide holistic evaluation of academic records to determine admissibility for first-year domestic students
  • 10 % of the time- We want to leverage your strengths! How can you use your talents to assist OUA in other ways? This includes but not limited to other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; -OR- associate degree with two (2) years of experience; -OR- four (4) years of relevant experience. Experience must be in university admissions and/or counseling high school or college students or related field
  • Valid driver’s license and/or passport
  • Willingness to frequently travel, work evenings and weekends
  • In order to be considered for the position, you must attach a cover letter and resume to your application

Additional Qualifications:

  • Commitment to a diverse applicant pool and student body and the ability to work with people from other backgrounds
  • Experience in the development of school counselor and community college counselor relations
  • Experience in project management and customer service, and familiarity with customer relationship management systems

How to Apply:

Submit UC application, including resume and cover letter, online

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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