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Graduate Program Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator - College of Business and Economics - 20034


The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a full-time Graduate Program Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator (Graduate Program Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator I (AE030).


Working under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs, the Graduate Program Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for defining and/or refining the objectives for graduate recruitment and carrying out these objectives. The Graduate Program Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator will focus primarily on promoting and recruiting for the various Online Graduate Programs offered by the University, primarily within the College of Business and Economics. The Graduate Program Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator will be required to do academic advising as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University with 5 years of work experience OR a Master's degree from an accredited College or University with 1 year of work experience

Desired Qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience in successful recruiting, marketing, or relevant area.
- Ability to demonstrate self-direction and motivation
- Willingness to travel/drive and work on some weekends and nights

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- 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


1. Identifying, recruiting, and pro-advising prospective students
2. Responding (including timely follow-ups) to program inquiries
3. Developing and managing Customer Relationship Management system (CRM)-based communications and processes for recruiting
4. Organizing and presenting at on- and off-campus, and virtual information sessions
5. Working collaboratively with the College Admissions, Advising, and Marketing personnel
6. Evaluating effectiveness of recruitment techniques
7. Promoting and recruiting at regional, national, and international recruiting opportunities such as recruiting/career fairs, organizations, and/or universities
8. Being current in recruiting strategies by participating in educational opportunities, attending professional conferences, reading professional publications, and maintaining personal networks
9. Meeting virtually and over the phone with prospective students
10. Assessing the competitive environment in the online graduate program space


As Wisconsin's largest AACSB-accredited business school, The College of Business and Economics provides students with the essential elements of a liberal education and offers 15 majors, 21 minors, 7 undergraduate certificate programs, 8 graduate programs, 13 graduate certificate programs, and a doctoral program; a focused and carefully designed approach to student advising and learning; and a faculty of caring experts and scholars. A primary goal of the College of Business and Economics is to educate students for the knowledge-based economy of the twenty-first century.
The College has a commitment to promoting a sense of belonging for all members of our community including underrepresented groups and our students with disabilities.


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. UW-Whitewater's main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. 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. UW-Whitewater's campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer 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 offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary 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 nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater's intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. 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 ( ).

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 be asked.

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 . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $53,000 - $57,000.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


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 Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


For full consideration, please submit materials no later than October 1, 2023 . The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 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 .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Heather Brinkmeyer

Graduate Business Programs Associate



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Transcripts from all degrees earned (transcript photocopies are acceptable for initial application)
This Job ID is 20034.

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