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Senior Manager for Regional Recruitment (New England Region)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

Minimum $78,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, paid parental leave, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see .

Job Summary:

Come join our team in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (OAR) within the Division of Enrollment Management at UW-Madison! We are admissions professionals dedicated to recruiting, admitting, and enrolling the next generation of UW-Madison undergraduates. To learn more about OAR, please visit our 'Join Our Team' webpage .

OAR is inviting applications for a Senior Manager to join our Regional Recruitment team. This position is fully remote. The individual in this position will develop and lead undergraduate recruitment efforts in the New England region of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. As a whole, UW-Madison's regional recruitment team supports institutional efforts to strategically grow undergraduate applications from students from across the country. They represent the university to all prospective undergraduate populations and participate in the holistic application review of a robust and talented applicant pool of 71,000+ students. Finally, they work collaboratively with office leads to develop and implement sustainable and effective domestic recruitment plans within their regions.

This is a 100% remote position that requires the ability to set up a private office space with high-speed internet access. The incumbent must currently live in or be willing to relocate to a metropolitan area that is easily accessible to a major airport within Connecticut or the greater Boston area. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the New England territory, with primary markets being Connecticut and Massachusetts, and secondary markets of Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Candidates must be able and willing to travel at least 50% of the time and work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends. The position necessitates individuals to stand and walk for extended periods of time as well as lift and transport up to forty (40) pounds.

Responsibilities: Manages a program and/or programmatic activities. Initiates, develops, and implements operational services that support a defined project, program, work unit, or function to advance program goals and objectives. May supervise staff and/or approve unit expenditures.
  • 40% Plans, implements, executes, and evaluates existing strategies and objectives for a program and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program or function enhancement
  • 20% Identifies workflow needs, contributes to the development of strategic and operational solutions, allocates resources, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
  • 10% Schedules logistics and secures resources for program activities across multiple work units to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications
  • 5% Leads the development and preparation of periodic reports and financial statements, and records progress, status, or other special reports for leadership or external agencies
  • 5% May assist in the development and monitoring of the unit or program budget and approve unit expenditures
  • 15% Reviews, evaluates, and makes admission decisions on student applications according to
    established policies and procedures
  • 5% DEM is committed to the highest standard of service. This position will be a role model by practicing exemplary and respectful behaviors in all interactions. Participation in community and culture building activities are mandatory
  • Develop, implement, and manage a strategic recruitment, outreach and yield strategy for assigned region in order to grow our applicant pool; identify key recruitment markets, schools, and educational programs
  • Communicate information about UW-Madison's academic and co-curricular opportunities to prospective students, their families, school counselors, and Community Based Organizations (CBO), among others
  • Conduct webinars, information sessions, and school visits, attend college fairs, and participate in select on campus activities as requested that support enrollment for prospective students and their families, school counselors and others
  • Travel to campus 4-5 times each year to participate in trainings and on-campus events
  • Develop strategies that enhance our community relations and support college access organizations in partnership with external community-based organizations
  • Collaborate with office communications, marketing, events, and recruitment teams to align communications and publications needs with events, and recruitment travel
  • Compile statistical data relating to recruitment/admission results. Review/evaluate results with focus on future planning and assessment
  • Review, evaluate, and make admission decisions on student applications according to established policies and procedures
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


Bachelor's Degree


--At least five years of experience in college admissions at a selective institution, either institution-based or as a regional recruiter
--This is 100% remote position that requires the ability to set up a private office space with high-speed internet access
--The incumbent must currently live in or be willing to relocate to a metropolitan area that is easily accessible to a major airport within Connecticut or the greater Boston area
--Evening and weekend in-person and virtual work as well as frequent local/regional travel required

Highly qualified applicants may have the following:
--Experience working with individuals from broad cultural and ethnic backgrounds
--Experience attracting, recruiting, and enrolling undergraduate students/families, preferably in a selective, high-volume admissions office at a four-year institution
--Knowledge of the university recruitment cycle, best practices, and trends in attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling students, including appropriate professional standards and codes of ethics (such as NACAC's Statement of Principles of Good Practices)
--Experience with high schools, two-year colleges, independent counselor groups, and community-based organizations (CBOs) in one/more of the designated region of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut
--Ability to leverage data and technology in support of decision-making and making strategic recommendations
--Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, (i.e., Salesforce), etc.
--Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, collaboration, and public speaking skills
--Proficiency in two or more languages


Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards
This position may involve travel. Incumbents must be able to meet the required criteria to become a UW Authorized Driver which allows employees to drive for business purposes. Required criteria can be seen here:

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This is a 100% remote position that requires the ability to set up a private office space with high speed internet access. The incumbent must currently live in or be willing to relocate to a metropolitan area that is easily accessible to a major airport within Connecticut or the greater Boston area.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

The Division of Enrollment Management (DEM) believes in our ability to contribute towards an ecosystem of innovation. Through this relentless desire for bold ideas, DEM leads a comprehensive strategic enrollment approach to attract, enroll, support, and graduate the most talented students. We foster equitable and seamless experiences, value research in practice, engage in responsible stewardship, provide inclusive support, collaborate, and increase access to higher education to accomplish our goals. With students firmly at the center of our actions, decisions, processes, and services, our work helps to deliver the impact of UW-Madison as a world-class institution that enriches communities across the globe.

The Division is comprised of a dedicated team of over 400 employees and includes the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab, and the Office of the Registrar. DEM invests in the professional growth of their team members ( ) and is committed to the highest standard of service for students, colleagues, visitors and other stakeholders. Team members will serve as role models by practicing exemplary, respectful and inclusive behaviors in all of our interactions.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, click on the "" button to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining knowledge, skills, abilities and experience in or transferable to the listed required and/or preferred qualifications. If selected for a finalist interview, applicants are required to supply 3 references, including a current or most recent supervisor. No references will be contacted without advance notice. PDF documents preferred but not required. Anticipated start date is late July / early August 2024.

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by June 16, 2024.

A criminal background check and sexual harassment/sexual violence questions will be conducted on all finalists.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment and must be able to sustain eligibility, without sponsorship, throughout the duration of their employment.


Heidi Updegrove
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Administrative Manager(AD005)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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:

Employment may require a criminal background check. It may 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).

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