Admissions Officer

$65,765 yearly
  • Ilisagvik College
  • 100 Stevenson Street, Utqiagvik, AK, USA
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Admin-Clerical Education

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Registrar

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8:30pm - 5:00pm

COMPENSATION: $65,764.55/year + DOE + Benefits, Exempt Position

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

Iḷisaġvik College is rooted in the ancestral homeland of the Iñupiat. As an institution, we are “Unapologetically Iñupiaq.” This means exercising the sovereign inherent freedom to educate our community through and supported by our Iñupiaq worldview, values, knowledge, and protocols. The Iñupiaq way of life is woven into our curriculum, programs, activities, and daily interactions within Iḷisaġvik College and our community partners.


The Admissions Officer is responsible for managing all aspects of the Admissions’ program and assisting with student recruitment efforts.


  • Works in cooperation with the Office of the Registrar along with other college personnel to facilitate admission and enrollment processes.
  • Processes admissions documents and assists prospective students and guides them through the entire admissions process in a professional, courteous and supportive manner.
  • Assists with the scholarship process, academic major selection and preparation, and pre-enrollment procedures for potential students.
  • Maintains communication with perspective students from beginning of admissions and registration process.
  • Performs degree audits for program-active students.
  • Works collaboratively with academic programs and the college community in establishing and achieving enrollment goals.
  • Collaborates with Recruitment on outreach activities and recruiting events to expand the prospective student pool.
  • Prepares prospective students’ admissions files and ensures the files are complete.
  • Assists with various reports related to financial aid awards and admissions.
  • Works to input and maintain the integrity of the student database (EMPOWER) in order to ensure complete accuracy for records, as well as to ensure compliance with the College admission standards.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of student records and other appropriate information.
  • Works with the Recruitment Manager to assist with recruitment efforts.
  • Assists Registrar with Commencement activities.
  • Complies with College policies, procedures and administrative directives, as well as state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to comprehend the College admissions process and student financial aid eligibility requirements.
  • Ability to work with time deadlines and a high level of accuracy using independent judgment in determining college and student eligibility .
  • Excellent customer service skills, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, confidentiality, and objectivity under constant pressure and crisis situations.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and cooperate with staff and departments at all levels
  • Ability to travel extensively, including travel in small aircraft with limited amenities in remote locations.
  • Demonstrated stable employment history.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: post-secondary educational systems, North Slope Borough [NSB] institutions and organizations; Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.
  • Ability to interpret and represent North Slope community values, customs, and beliefs for the College.
  • Ability to interpret and represent College actions and western institutions to the North Slope community.
  • Ability to support Iḷisaġvik College’s mission.


  • Associate’s Degree.
  • Minimum of two years of financial aid and scholarship experience or related environment.
  • Familiarity with education community and industry stakeholders.
  • Understanding and compliance of FERPA.



  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Five years of experience in the financial aid process or other related field within a federal, state, or local governmental organization.
  • Minimum of two years’ admissions office experience.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in EMPOWER and MyCampus databases.
  • Demonstrated multimedia work experience, including radio and television. 
  • Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear; The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and may occasionally drive a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The environmental conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and the employee is regularly required to work indoors with a usually moderate noise level in the work environment.



Leave - 16 paid holidays and up to 36 days of paid leave

Retirement - Iḷisaġvik College is a public employer whose employees contribute to the State of Alaska, Public Employees Retirement System.

Health Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College is self-insured and Meritain Health is the health insurance third party administrator. Iḷisaġvik College offers health insurance to our employees with a no cost premium, and $50/pay period for each additional dependent and a low cost annual deductible of $200 for employee only and $600 for family.

Life Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College offers Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage through Guardian Life to employees at no cost to the employee in the amount of $100,000/per benefit.

Additional supplemental or voluntary retirement, life insurance, disability benefits offered. 

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IỊisaġvik College is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal Opportunity Employer