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THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA’S ENROLLMENT SERVICES invites applications for an UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR to recruit prospective students to the No. 1 university in the state of Montana, according to the BEST COLLEGES, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, 2018. We seek a self-starter with a passion for higher education; an understanding of Generation Z (Gen Z); the ability to relate to teenagers and parents; and the ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences including financial aid information. If you are resilient, persistent and competitive, yet compassionate and empathic, then this is the position for you. We are especially interested in applications from individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
As the Undergraduate Admissions Counselor you will be joining our Enrollment Services – Undergraduate Admissions team. Our team is made up of hardworking and dedicated higher education professionals who are passionate about working with prospective students and their families, guidance and independent counselors, educators and community members about benefits and value of a University of Montana education. This Undergraduate Admissions Counselor will recruit prospective students by providing accurate and ethical admissions counseling and information about UM’s academic opportunities, admissions requirements, affordability, student life, policies and procedures. This Admissions Counselor is responsible for assisting in on-campus daily visits in conjunction with the Campus Visit Coordinator when they are on-campus, as well as planning, implementing and conducting recruitment activities throughout the state of Montana and across the U.S. This position is does required travel that can involve evenings and weekends. This Admissions Counselor is responsible for assisting in the implementation of a strategic recruitment plan and reports to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
Minimum Required Experience
About the UM and and Missoula
The University of Montana transforms lives by providing a high-quality and accessible education and by generating world-class research and creative scholarship in an exceptional place. We integrate the liberal arts and sciences into undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies to shape global citizens who are creative and agile learners committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and to building and sustaining diverse communities.
UM offers one of the richest learning environments in the country. Our liberal arts and sciences tradition and interdisciplinary focus are the foundation of undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs that foster critical thinking and integrative problem-solving. A research-intensive, associate through the doctoral degree-granting institution, UM is an essential part of Missoula: a culturally vibrant college town characterized by scenic beauty, a socially engaged community, and a healthy economy.
Located in the heart of the northern Rocky Mountains, Missoula offers a stunning natural landscape where five valleys and three major rivers converge. UM’s location provides a strong foundation for world-class programs focused on the environment. UM also excels in fields such as human health and biomedical sciences, business, law, education, and journalism. As a major center for the arts and culture in Montana, UM educates artists, performers, and writers. The Payne Family Native American Center highlights the University’s commitment to the Native American communities of Montana, the largest minority group in Montana and on campus, and houses our outstanding Native American Studies program. The University is further committed to meeting societal needs through strong programs in the humanities, sciences, and professions. The Davidson Honors College serves as the symbol of UM’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. UM’s fully integrated two-year unit, Missoula College, offers workforce development as well as baccalaureate pathway programs. The University of Montana is an NCAA Division I institution and competes in 15 intercollegiate varsity sports.
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POSITION TITLE: UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR (ADMISSIONS REP I)
POSITION NUMBER: 005190
DEPARTMENT: Admissions and Enrollment Services
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12 months/year. Position requires alternative work schedule.
SALARY: $15.263/HR – Position is salaried and exempt from overtime. Position may be hired as an Admissions Rep I ($14.923/hr) or Admissions Rep II ($19.163/hr), dependent on qualifications. The position is designed for career ladder progression; advancement from Admissions Rep I to Admissions Rep II is expected within 12 to 18 months. Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and may be different from the posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department.
UNION AFFILIATION: Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE)
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Six months minimum
BENEFITS INCLUDE: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/VETERAN'S PREFERENCE Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. REFERENCES: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. TESTING: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.
*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
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