Academic Staff - Admissions Counselors (2 Positions, Public May Apply)

Academic Staff - Admissions Counselors (2 Positions, Public May Apply)

Code: 12056 Posted: 07/08/2016

The Admissions Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for two (2) Admissions Counselor positions. One position specializes in Non-Resident Students and the other Transfer Students.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year or more of demonstrated extracurricular college involvement or relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience responding to the needs of students or customers
Preferred:
  • Master's degree
  • One or more years of Admissions experience
  • Previous experience utilizing a student information system software and customer relationship management software
  • Proficient in software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Documented experience in utilizing social networking tactics in recruitment or marketing
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

The Transfer Admissions Counselor's primary focus is recruiting students through a wide range of activities including: making presentations, public speaking, visiting community and 2-year colleges and other targeted groups and agencies. This position will also be responsible for attending college fairs; maintaining follow-up contact with prospective students and their families; and other civic and community agencies and leaders; arranging campus visits and tours; and other duties or projects as required. In addition, this position will assist in the development and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies designed to assist the university in achieving its enrollment goals. This position will also correspond with students, families, visitors, counselors, advisors and community members regarding admission to UW-Parkside and assist with setting up and maintaining a communication plan for prospective students. Performs other duties as assigned.

TRANSFER ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruiting:
  • Represent UW-Parkside at community and 2-year colleges, college fairs, community agencies, community activities, career days and other special events designed for prospective students and their families
  • Plan and implement recruitment activities
  • Serve as a liaison between Admissions and designated university departments
  • Explain admission requirements and enrollment procedures to interested students and family members providing feedback, explore educational alternatives as needed, provide campus tours, maintain follow-up contacts and provide campus resource materials
  • Work with staff, faculty, students and alumni to ensure that students are connecting with campus resources throughout the recruitment, admission and enrollment process
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the campus community, the public, high school personnel, agencies, and others
  • Develop and maintain transfer guides outlining transferability of courses from community and 2-year colleges to the UW-Parkside individual majors
Administration:
  • Utilize the University's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to manage targeted recruitment strategies and on-going strategic communications with inquires, prospective students and applicants
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policies and programs at UW-Parkside, within the UW System, and within the admission profession 


The Non-Resident Admissions Counselor's primary focus is recruiting students through a wide range of activities including: making presentations, public speaking, visiting high schools and other targeted groups and agencies. This position will also be responsible for attending college fairs; maintaining follow-up contact with prospective students and their families; developing relationships with high school counselors, and other civic and community agencies and leaders; arranging campus visits and tours; and other duties or projects as required. In addition, this position will assist in the development and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies designed to assist the university in achieving its enrollment goals. This position will also correspond with students, families, visitors, counselors and community members regarding admission to UW-Parkside and assist with setting up and maintaining a communication plan for prospective students. Performs other duties as assigned.

NON-RESIDENT ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruiting:
  • Represent UW-Parkside at high school visits, college fairs, community agencies, community activities, career days and other special events designed for students 
  • Plan and implement recruitment activities 
  • Serve as a liaison between Admissions and designated university departments 
  • Explain admission requirements and enrollment procedures to interested students and family members providing feedback, explore educational alternatives as needed, provide campus tours, maintain follow-up contacts and provide campus resource materials
  • Work with staff, faculty, students and alumni to ensure that students are connecting with campus resources throughout the recruitment, admission and enrollment process
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the campus community, the public, high school personnel, agencies, and others 
Administration:
  • Utilize the University's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to manage targeted recruitment strategies and on-going strategic communications with inquires, prospective students and applicants
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policies and programs at UW-Parkside, within the UW System, and within the admission profession

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
(FOR BOTH POSITIONS)
  • Considerable knowledge of the recruitment techniques and practices 
  • Considerable knowledge of departmental software systems and various business office software packages 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and database applications 
  • Demonstrated ability using time management techniques and practices
  • Ability to participate in work groups; and coordinate, develop and implement projects 
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels both with the campus community and with external institutions, community leaders, agencies, and others
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Ability to relate well to both prospective and continuing students
  • Ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues
  • Ability to travel extensively and have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, family members, groups or on a one-to-one basis
  • Ability to perform work often under pressure to meet multiple customer service and operational demands while maintaining service standards
  • Physical ability to sit at a desk and/or operate a personal computer for about 2 hours at a time
  • Moderate amounts of walking, standing, and stair climbing; occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds

THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.


REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Completed applications must be received online no later than 11:59 pm on July 30, 2016.


APPLICATION PROCESS

  • WHEN APPLYING PLEASE INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE COVER LETTER
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:
  • "Advanced Search"
  • Job Opening ID: "12056"
  • Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Admissions Counselor"
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process
STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating the required and preferred qualifications (please indicate on the cover letter which position you are applying for)
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)
You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.


SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/


CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Sharon Acerbi
Office of Admissions
Office: (262) 595-2130
Email: fish@uwp.edu


LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report 

Contact Name: Sharon Acerbi

Contact Phone: 262-595-2130

Contact Email: fish@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345