Job no: 235045-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Other, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Admissions Counselor for African American Outreach & Recruitment will play a key, collaborative role in advancing the university by recruiting highly talented and diverse students and meeting enrollment objectives. The position will be responsible for articulating UW-Madison's message, participating in the holistic application review process, and maintaining communication with prospective students and families through speaking engagements on and off campus, as well as the management of an assigned recruitment territory.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-- Proven experience working with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.

-- Strong oral and written communication skills including significant public speaking experience.

-- Proven results in achieving objectives and goals.

-- Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills.

-- Capability to leverage technology, office software, spreadsheets, CRM system, etc.

-- Ability and willingness to travel locally and nationally, and work evening and weekend hours during peak times.

-- Prior experience working in admissions or student affairs at a selective college or university is preferred.

-- Knowledge of the college admission recruitment cycle and best practices in attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling students within a large university/high volume admissions office is preferred.

-- Experience with community-based organizations working with college-going African American students is preferred.

-- Knowledge of the UW-Madison community including academic offerings, research, and student life is preferred.

License or Certificate:

This position involves travel. A valid driver's license is required to operate a state vehicle. Incumbents must be able to operate a state vehicle or provide his/her own transportation.

Additional Information:

This full-time academic staff position is available with a desired begin date of July 19, 2021. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered, with title and salary dependent on qualifications. The minimum starting salary is $40,000.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply by clicking "" to go to the 'begin application' page. In the "Application Materials" section, upload ONE document in PDF format that contains ALL of the following information:

1. A cover letter which highlights work experience in higher education that includes knowledge and/or experience in application review and student recruitment.
2. A resume detailing education and work experience.
3. Contact information for three references. Note: References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Applications must be received by the application deadline for ensured consideration. Failure to submit complete application materials may result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check and sexual harassment/sexual violence questions will be conducted on all finalists. Eligibility to legally work in the United States without sponsorship is required by the anticipated start date of the position.


Heidi Updegrove
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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