Academic Staff - Admissions Counselor/Recruiter (two openings)

Code: 021 Posted: 03/19/2014

Position 1: Admissions Counselor/Recruiter (Freshmen Students)
Position 2: Admissions Counselor/Recruiter (Transfer Students)

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for two (2) counselor/recruiter positions in the Admissions Office. One position specializes in recruiting freshmen and the other transfer students.

The position's focus is recruiting students through a wide range of activities including: making presentations, public speaking, visiting high schools or visiting community and 2-year colleges and other targeted groups and agencies. These positions will also be responsible for attending college fairs; maintaining follow-up contact with prospective students and their parents; developing relationships with high school guidance counselors, and other civic and community leaders; arranging campus visits and tours; and other duties or projects as required. In addition, these positions will assist in the development and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies designed to assist the university in achieving its enrollment goals. These positions will also correspond with students, parents, and counselors regarding admission to UW-Parkside and assist with setting up and maintaining a communication plan for prospective students.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year or more of demonstrated extracurricular college involvement or relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experienceresponding to the needs of students or customers


  • 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



  1. Represent UW-Parkside at high or community and 2 year college school visits, college fairs, community activities, career days and other special events designed for students.
  2. Plan and implement recruitment activities.
  3. Serve as a liaison between Admissions and designated university departments.
  4. Explain admission requirements and enrollment procedures to interested students and parents providing feedback, exploring educational alternatives as needed, provide campus tours, maintain follow-up contacts and provide campus resource materials.
  5. Work with staff, faculty, students and alumni to ensure that students are connecting with campus resources throughout the recruitment, admission and enrollment process.
  6. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the campus community, the public, high school personnel, agencies, and others.


  1. 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.
  2. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policies and programs at UW-Parkside, within the UW System, and within the admission profession.


  • Considerable knowledge of 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.
  • Working knowledge of 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 driver's license.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, 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.

University and Community:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Salary:Commensurate with qualifications and experience.The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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 Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204.Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability. 

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process. 

Applications received by April 9, 2014 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit the following: 

Cover Letter
Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references

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Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions call or email:

Contact Name: Sharon Acerbi

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2130

Contact Email:

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