The Department of Admissions at the University of Wisconsin -
Whitewater seeks an Admissions Counselor (ASSOC STU SERV
This will be a fixed term appointment and reappointment for
subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position,
university funding and external forces.
The Admissions Office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor. The
Admissions Counselor assists prospective students in navigating the
college selection process. This is a 12-month, full-time position
that reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions, and will be
responsible for recruiting, admitting and enrolling a talented and
diverse student body. This position will establish and maintain
relationships with prospective students, parents, and high school
counselors. The Admissions Counselor will recruit in both Wisconsin
and Illinois. The individual will present information to
prospective students during scheduled daily visit presentations,
will assist during campus open house events and will perform other
duties as assigned by the Assistant/Director. Domestic travel is
required, especially during the fall and spring recruitment
- Earned Bachelor’s degree
- Valid driver’s license (or ability to obtain a valid driver’s
- One-year experience in admissions, recruitment, higher
education, or marketing related field
- Strong written communication and public speaking skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong organizational and event planning skills
- Bilingual in Spanish/English. Ability to professionally speak,
read, write and translate between languages
- Professional experience working with students and/or
individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Experience with use of CRM (customer relationship management)
systems, particularly Slate
- Familiarity with student information systems, particularly
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to establish
positive relationships with students, staff and faculty
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in
following applicable safety rules and regulations including
necessary training and drills
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
The following examples of duties and responsibilities illustrate
the general range of tasks assigned to the position, but are not
intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential
duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the
- Market, recruit and provide customer support to prospects and
applicants through face-to-face interactions, small and large group
presentations, educational fairs, telephone and email inquiries,
and high school visits. This may include extensive travel,
including nights and weekends, primarily in Wisconsin and
- Build relationships and coordinate recruiting activities with
targeted community organizations and school districts. Cultivate
relationships with community partners.
- Establish working relationships with high school counselors in
- Coordinate prospective student programming to further develop
the commitment to UW-W.
- Create and implement effective communication strategies using
the CRM and other venues of outreach.
- Use data and current trends to strategically market to and
recruit high school students within designated region.
- Travel to and recruit students at college fairs and high
schools in assigned territories.
- Assist and monitor student application processing and data
- Review applications and make admission decisions in a fair
manner, consistent with university and office policy.
- Field telephone and email inquiries from potential students and
families and deliver informational presentations to students who
come to campus for a tour.
- Meet with prospective students and their parents during campus
- Be familiar with university policies and procedures, especially
Housing, Financial Aid, First Year Experience, and Center for
Students with Disabilities, to communicate effectively with
- Facilitate conversations around scholarship opportunities for
- Participate in professional organizations, conferences and
workshops when appropriate.
- Serve as a liaison for one of the academic colleges and/or
other university departments as a representative of the Admissions
Office to serve as the primary office contact.
- Additional duties as prescribed by the Assistant/Director of
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive
universities in a public higher education system that also includes
two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of
2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s
restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as
UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of
UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of
Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form
a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of
knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on
transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main
Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near
Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of
beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural
and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted
to student success within a broad range of academic programs.
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve
students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of
universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the
state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and
UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is
committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically
diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff
with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs,
backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct
characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages
applications from women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees
be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime
statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr
. If you
would like a paper copy of the report please contact the
UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages
go to our: ALEX
which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap
emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact
Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices
). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp
support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as
other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other
resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and
staff also have access to technology transfer and research
resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other
work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time
of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human
The University of Wisconsin System 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 is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job
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The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has the authority to
implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to
address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis,
consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and
UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by August 4, 2021
are ensured full
consideration. Applications received after that date may be given
consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most
qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next
step of the selection process.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are
unable to complete the application online due to a disability or
system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or email@example.com
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