Bilingual Admissions Counselor

Code: 15860 Posted: 09/13/2019

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

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. The admissions counselor in this role will have an emphasis on working with the Hispanic/Latinx community, as UW-Parkside persists to become a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

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.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal, written and web-based communication skills.
  • Comfortable and skilled with public speaking, including group presentations.
  • 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
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of Hispanic/Latinx community culture
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • One year or more of demonstrated extracurricular college involvement or relevant work experience
  • Capable of working autonomously and exhibiting ethical and prudent decision making 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Salary and Benefits

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:

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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
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references


Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday September 24th, 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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