Head of University Admissions

FirstPoint USA are an international sports agency that creates scholarship opportunities to universities in the United States for talented sportsmen and women. As the global leader in sports scouting and recruitment, FirstPoint work with over 2,500 US universities to increase their domestic and international reach, whilst identifying suitable sporting and academic talent on their behalf.

As we continue to develop and enhance our offering to families of student-athletes, we have an exciting opportunity for a university admissions specialist to join our senior management team. Based remotely or at our head office in Glasgow, the role will lead our activity around the final phase of our recruitment service, providing guidance and expertise for international and US students on the various aspects of the admissions process.

Candidates should have senior level experience within the admissions function of the US education sector, demonstrate leadership qualities and have an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the university admissions process.

The Role:

  • Secure suitable academic and sporting opportunities for clients that are aligned to their academic, athletic, and financial expectations.
  • Leading FirstPoint USA’s work within the admissions phase of our student-athlete service
  • Developing expertise, guidance and insights to enhance our service offering around the admissions process
  • Providing hands-on guidance and support to student-athletes and their families through the various stages of the admissions process, including the Common Application, financial aid, I20 and Visas, in line with each client’s eligibility
  • Train and develop the Talent Management team to consistently deliver an excellent service through the admissions phase of our process
  • Develop an admissions phase framework to ensure FirstPoint USA offers best practice student-athletes and their families
  • Develop a suite of resources to ensure effective communication to student-athletes and their families within the admissions phases, including webinars, guidance documents and presentations
  • Liaise with our network of university and college admissions counsellors to identify changes and trends within the sector, including revisions to US immigration legislation.
  • Implement required changes to the process using insights and research to continually improve our service
  • Liaise effectively with the wider Talent Management team within regarding updates and client advancement through the FirstPoint USA program
  • Strive to reach and exceed set targets whilst maintaining quality
  • Weekly and monthly reporting on KPIs and other performance metrics, highlighting successes, opportunities and challenges
  • Reporting into Director of Operations


      • A minimum 5 years’ experience as a University Admissions Counsellor
      • Expert knowledge of the US admissions process and timeline, and an in depth understanding of US university admissions requirements
      • Strong interpersonal skills, with the confidence to establish and manage relationships with clients and their families, external stakeholders and colleagues
      • The ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines in a challenging and demanding environment.
      • A proven track record of meeting targets and delivering results.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • The ability to work independently and manage own time effectively.
      • Highly motivated, positive, and resilient with an empathetic personality,
      • Well-developed IT skills, covering Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.


      As well as a competitive salary, investment in your personal development, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of benefits:

      • 41 days holiday (including bank holidays)
      • Plus, everyone gets their birthday off
      • Pension Scheme
      • Flexible working


      £45,000 - £60,000 commensurate with experience plus benefits package.


      Glasgow, Scotland

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