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Admissions Counselor (4508U) 22069
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 13, 2022
Title Admissions Counselor (4508U) 22069
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

Admissions Counselor (4508U) 22069

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must provide a fair opportunity for every applicant to obtain admission to the University, operate in a professional manner that ensures positive staff morale and values hard work and dedication, communicate and collaborate effectively, present a coordinated effort to standardize procedures and document best practices, offer a variety of methods for professional development, and provide first- class customer service in a cost-effective and transparent manner.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 24, 2021. For full consideration, please submit application materials by August 20, 2021

  • Provides information about higher education generally and UC Berkeley specifically one-on- one and to groups.
  • Advises students and provides substantive information on admissions requirements, school and/or college programs and curricula, financial aid, housing, and career opportunities.
  • Serves as liaison between students, parents, college/universities, community agencies, and UC Berkeley college/school/department.
  • Exercises professional judgment in reviewing, evaluating, and recommending applicants for admission using established guidelines.
  • Determines when it is appropriate to escalate issues to experienced level staff when presented with more complex applications.
  • Responds to inquiries from prospective students, applicants, parents or counselors regarding entrance requirements, application procedures, financial aid availability, housing alternatives, etc.
  • Performs recruitment activities, including writing or editing materials, and representing the school/college/department at admissions events and other forums.
  • Under direction and guidance, implements aspects of events to increase recruitment and yield.
  • Provides administrative support for the office and the admissions leadership team.
  • Professional Development: Keep abreast of current literature and developments in the field, including, but not limited to such organizations as: Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), Admissions, Enrollment, & Preparatory Education (AEPE), American Association of Collegiate Registrars (AACRAO), National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), ACT, the College Board, and the UC system-wide counselor conference. Participate on department and campus committees, programs and projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Working knowledge of UC and UC Berkeley, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective applicants and the public.
  • Working knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions.
  • Working knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Time organization skills.
  • Computer skills in MS Windows, the internet, browsers and search engines, email, word processing, data entry, and Student Information Systems (SIS).
  • Knowledge of K-12 and higher education issues.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time, career position.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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