Admissions Counselor

Code: 15680 Posted: 07/05/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor.

The position’s primary focus is recruiting students through a wide range of activities including: making presentations, public speaking, visiting high schools and other 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. 

This position will also have new student orientation responsibilities throughout the year, assisting in the day-to-day duties of orientation, training and supervision with student Orientation Leaders, presentations and various administrative duties.

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. 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 parents 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.
  • 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.
  • Represent UW-Parkside in the highest manner possible, as Orientation continues to be a recruitment opportunity for students to commit to the university. 
  • Assist with the hiring, training and supervision of the student Orientation Leader team.
  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the New Student Services office, including all orientation and placement testing needs.
  • Assist in the planning and development of all university orientation programs. Including New Freshmen, Transfer and all demographics of orientations created. 
  • Serve in multiple speaking roles during the day of orientation.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • 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 the recruitment techniques and practices.
  • Possesses exemplary customer relations skills demonstrated by an understanding of the value of positive interactions with students, families, colleagues and other University partners.  
  • Shows evidence of excellent time management skills and professionalism.
  • Capable of working autonomously and exhibiting ethical and prudent decision making 
  • Demonstrates strong verbal, written and web-based communication skills.
  • Comfortable and skilled with public speaking, including group presentations.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Readily adapts to change.
  • Comfortable utilizing technology such as PeopleSoft, ImageNow, Email, and more.
  • This position requires the ability to manage multiple deadlines, projects, and priorities with attention to detail and exceptional accuracy; show excellent judgment, including sensitivity to personal and confidential information; demonstrate the ability to problem solve; prioritize think creatively and critical and analytical skills; exhibit flexibility and the ability to adapt to ongoing change.
  • Ability to participate in work groups; and coordinate, develop and implement projects.
  • Understands and promotes the value of 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 travel extensively and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform work often under pressure to meet multiple customer service and operational demands while maintaining exemplary service standards.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • One year or more of demonstrated extracurricular college involvement or relevant work experience
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on 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:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 pm Monday July 22nd, 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

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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