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Admissions Counselor ( 4 positions )

Code: 16098 Posted: 11/18/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor (4 positions).

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for multiple Admissions Counselor positions. We are currently recruiting for four (4) Admissions Counselors / Recruiters; at least one will focus on international student recruitment and one will focus on Hispanic recruitment. Minority and bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply.

UW-Parkside is proud to have the highest percentage of cultural diversity in the UW System. Admissions and New Student Services team members must be committed to recruiting and working to enhance a diverse environment at UW-Parkside. 

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary focus of the Admissions Counselor roles is recruiting students through a wide range of activities including:                                                                              

  • making presentations
  • public speaking
  • Visiting high schools and other groups and agencies.

These positions will also be responsible for attending:

  • college fairs
  • Maintaining follow-up contact with prospective students and their families.
  • Developing relationships with high school counselors, international partner institutions, and other civic and community agencies and leaders.
  • Arranging campus visits and tours.
  • Other duties or projects as required.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies designed to assist the university in achieving its enrollment goals.
  • Correspond with students, families, visitors, counselors and community members regarding admission to UW-Parkside.
  • Assist with setting up and maintaining a communication plan for prospective students.  
  • May also have new student orientation responsibilities throughout the year.
  • Assisting in the day-to-day duties of orientation including, presentations and various administrative duties.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Bachelor’s degree at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; must be comfortable working with students and people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • One year or more of demonstrated extracurricular college involvement or relevant work experience.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be comfortable making public presentations to small and large groups.
  • A valid driver's license and ability to travel out of town extensively in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and/or Eastern Minnesota are required.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin 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/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: 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. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position, as well if you are particularly interested in the International and/or Hispanic position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday December 1st, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

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.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Jolene Nelson

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