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Admissions Counselor - African American/Black Community Liaison

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Working Title: Admissions Counselor - African American/Black Community Liaison Official Title: Associate Student Services Coordinator Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 1.0 Compensation: $40,000 FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: Fixed Term-Renewable Position Summary:

The Admissions Counselor - African American/Black Community Liaison will be a member of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh undergraduate recruitment and enrollment team in the Admissions Office. The counselor will serve as a University ambassador and liaison with prospective students, parents/families, high school staff and other community members throughout the state and region. A focus of this position is the recruitment, enrollment, and support of African American/Black students.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

  1. 30% - Recruit, enroll and support African American/Black students through high school visits, college fairs, on campus visit opportunities, community events, email, social media, and web-based resources. Develop strategies to recruit and enroll students and assess outcomes of recruitment efforts.
  2. 20% - Establish, nurture, and maintain relationships with both on-campus and off-campus constituents that will benefit African American/Black students and enhance recruitment efforts in this community. Develop a network of resources and support for students.
  3. 20% - Meet with prospective students and other guests in the admissions office providing a University overview as well as guiding students through the admissions process. In addition to meeting with students during the week, the counselor is expected to share in a Saturday rotation schedule September through May.
  4. 20 % - Serve as a University representative for high school visits and fairs, college nights and other college programs. Extensive travel is expected September through November, and occasionally at other times of the year, including night and some weekend travel throughout Wisconsin and parts of Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota.
  5. 10% - Assist with other projects and office responsibilities as necessary, based on skill set and office needs.
Qualifications Required:
  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  3. Strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  5. Proven ability to work collaboratively among units and organizations
  6. Lived experience and/or professional experience working with those of the African American/Black community and culture.
  1. Master’s degree
  2. Experience working in admissions or other related student services area at the post-secondary level
  3. Experience working with multicultural students
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume and three references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

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 may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Monday, September 13, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see , or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.

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