Admissions Counselor
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19975 Posted: 07/28/2023

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic leaning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that is unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent students from achieving their educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. Located in Kenosha, WI between Chicago and Milwaukee, the campus is nestled on 700 acres of woodland and prairie, two miles west of Lake Michigan. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Admissions Counselor (Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator II)

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Admissions Counselor will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor Enrollment Services/Director of Admissions.

Pay Range: $41,500 - $46,000

The primary focus of the Admissions Counselors’ role is the recruitment of students through a wide range of recruitment activities including: making presentations, holding campus events, visiting high schools, community and 2-year colleges, conducting outreach to targeted groups and agencies; and meeting one on one and in groups with students. 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, international partner institutions, 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. The admissions counselor must be customer-service focused, detail oriented and persistent in follow-through with students and guests. They must demonstrate excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication in all aspects of the position.

Essential Job Functions
  • As the most culturally diverse university in the UW System, UW-Parkside expects dignity and respect displayed for all individuals, including those from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Considerable knowledge of recruitment techniques and practices, programming and transfer policies specifically for transfer student populations.
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of database applications and applications in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability using time management techniques and practices.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
  • 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 work independently and with a team of colleagues.
  • Ability to travel extensively and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally, non-verbally and in writing with students, family members, groups or on a one-to-one basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Effective written and verbal communication and human relation skills

Although not required, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience working with transfer and adult learner students
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
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. 

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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
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 8/13/2023 are ensured full consideration. Position 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.


Human Resources
Available Until: 09/04/2023

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