University of Washington Seattle admissions counselor position

TheOffice of Admissions at the University of Washington Seattle has an opening for an admissions counselor. Please share this announcement widely.

Applications will be accepted only through the UW Employment website, Please search for requisition number 89296. Early applications are strongly encouraged. The position is open until filled.

Position Description:
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is to attract and enroll talented and diverse students in order to help create an intellectually and culturally vibrant student body. The values of the university – integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect – are exemplified by the Office of Admissions. The Admissions staff enjoys a fast-paced work environment noted for its commitment to diversity and excellence.

The Office of Admissions is seeking a talented individual who shares these values and is interested in joining our staff as a counselor. The professional position is full time and permanent.

Responsibilities include:
• Counsel prospective freshman, transfer, international and postbaccalaureate students on campus
• Manage assigned recruitment territories throughout the Northwest and the nation. Represent the UW at high schools, community colleges and community events
• Respond to admissions inquiries via phone, email and in person
• Represent the UW at on-campus information sessions and events
• Assist in outreach and recruitment programs
• Undergraduate application review
• Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree and at least one year admissions counseling and/or outreach experience, or equivalent.

Must be flexible and have the drive to work in a fast-paced office. Strong interpersonal and writing skills are essential, as are strong public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations.

Must be comfortable with technology and have basic familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets and database software tools. Must be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

When you apply, please submit a résumé and a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the UW, has a strong work ethic, and exercises sound judgment, professionalism and maturity.

Experience with territory management and extended recruitment travel. Graduate of the UW or a similar research university.

Former UW student ambassador, tour guide, on-campus resident adviser, peer adviser, orientation Leader, or similar student involvement.

Conditions of Employment:
Valid driver’s license and a criminal background check required.

Best wishes,


Liz Mendez

Assistant Director, Office of Admissions
University of Washington

Seattle, WA