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Admission Counselor


Admission Counselor

  • R0035046
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Student Services
  • The University of Virginia
The Office of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Virginia invites applications for the position of Admission Counselor.

Under the supervision of an Associate or Assistant Dean, the Admission Counselor performs duties related to the recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment of undergraduate students to the University.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Enrollment, the Office of Undergraduate Admission partners with the Office of Student Financial Services, the University Registrar, and the Virginia College Advising Corps, as a critical member of the University’s Enrollment team. The team’s mission is: to care for students from their first interaction with the University through Final Exercises and beyond; to compete for great students from all walks of life who will make each other better; and to collaborate joyfully with colleagues to help these students make the most of their gifts and their time on Grounds. The Office of Admission is committed to the belief that diversity in all its forms is not merely a desirable complement to excellence; it is an essentialcomponent of it. The diversity of our team, and our team’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion strengthens our ability to serve our students, faculty, and the University community.

The field of undergraduate admission offers a window into the wider, dynamic world of modern higher education administration. As an Admission Counselor, you will develop working relationships which involve collaboration across a broad set of groups and individuals, including students, teachers, families, alumni, athletic staff, school counselors, student support staff, and all the members of our University community. We are seeking individuals who are interested in a career that is fulfilling and rewarding and who want to help us shape the University for the next decade and beyond.

Responsibilities include: designing and developing presentations for high schools, college fairs, community based organizations and other recruitment events; providing feedback and advice to prospective students, parents and families about the application process; serving as a liaison with various stakeholders such as alumni, faculty, and other members of the University community involved in the admissions process; in coordination with team members, planning and implementing on-and off-campus recruiting activities; hosting informational presentations on the University and undergraduate admission process; fielding inquiries and providing resources; serving on the admission application review committee; and evaluating applications and making recommendations for admission to the University. In addition, this Admission Counselor will work closely with current UVA students, admission-affiliated student organizations, and student organizations on grounds. This person should also be goal oriented, committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and willing to work limited evenings and weekends when necessary. During some periods of the year admission counselors are permitted to work within a hybrid home/office work environment. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. The Admission Counselor will report to an Assistant or Associate Dean of Admission.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in higher education or a related field with at least 3 years of experience required (a total of eight years of experience in lieu of degree); demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism; strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; and willingness to travel and work flexible and irregular hours.

Knowledge, skills and abilities to include:

Ability to work effectively as part of team to achieve shared goal; demonstrate thoughtful and appropriate oral and written communication in daily interactions, with an ability to advise prospective students, parents, and families about University admission; ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages and backgrounds. Have knowledge of basic computer applications and possess basic knowledge of the University’s educational mission, strategic aims, and programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working or serving in student services, admissions or higher education, as a full time employee or as a college student.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

The anticipated start date is June 2022. Anticipated Hiring Range: $40,000 - $45,000 commensurate with education and experience . This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

This position will remain open until filled. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0035046. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter, at alc6dk@virginia.edu .

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.


Education: Bachelor's degree.
Experience: At least three years of experience in student services functions or a total of eight years of experience in lieu of degree.

Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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