Responsible for counseling prospective students, both entering freshmen and transfer students, parents, educational administrators and other interested persons regarding admissions requirements, policies and procedures, as well as coordination and management of recruitment events in an assigned region outside of the Rio Grande Valley. Provide professional knowledge, advice, and counseling services regarding the institutional recruitment, admissions, financial aid and scholarship process.
- Represents the university to prospective students and their families with the highest degree of professionalism in the Central Texas Region and other areas as needed.
- Responsible for one-on-one or group counseling of prospective students, both entering freshmen and transfer students, parents, educational administrators and other interested persons regarding UTRGV enrollment policies and procedures and other areas related to the educational decision process.
- Travels frequently to high schools, colleges and other learning institutions to publicize and explain the benefits of higher education, the University’s admission, financial aid and scholarship process to prospective students, their parents and other interested groups.
- Creates and delivers presentations on admissions, financial aid, and scholarship requirements as well as programs of study, student life and other university services to high school students, parents, paraprofessionals, counselors, and other administrators.
- Assists and tracks students through the admissions, financial aid, and scholarship application process.
- Accepts, codes, and takes necessary actions on time-sensitive enrollment documents to ensure proper processing and student record updates.
- Serves as a liaison to create and maintain a network with high school and community college counselors.
- Organizes and conducts recruitment activities for assigned student groups and their parents, high schools and/or territories that support achieving university enrollment goals.
- Uses statistical data to identify target recruitment markets.
- Completes weekly and monthly reports on recruitment efforts.
- Interprets and maintains knowledge of current federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures pertaining to admissions, financial aid & scholarships.
- Counsels scholarship students and makes recommendations and/or decisions regarding new student scholarship awards.
- Travels to home campus as needed to participate in trainings, meetings, new student orientations and recruitment events.
- Prepares and tracks all documents needed for travel and reimbursement.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.
May supervise assigned staff.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University.
As condition of employment this position requires the applicant to be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157, applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their prior State of residence(s).
Two (2) years of experience counseling students in admissions, financial aid, scholarships or a related area.
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Ability to work weekends and/or evenings on a constant basis; frequent travel is required.
- NOTE: This position will be located in Houston, TX
Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Must enjoy interacting with people. Ability to interpret college/university lingo into everyday language. Must be ready to inspire and motivate the next generation of students to attend UTRGV and work independently in a location outside the Rio Grande Valley. This position requires residency in the assigned region, such as San Antonio/Houston area or the Central Texas region. Recruitment territory includes but is not limited to the Central Texas region.
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
- Date of Birth
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.