Transfer Admissions Counselor


Code: 14909 Posted: 10/30/2018

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

The position’s focus is recruiting students through a wide range of activities including: making presentations, public speaking, visiting community and 2-year colleges and other targeted groups and agencies. The transfer admissions counselor must be customer service focused, detail oriented and persistent in follow-through with students and guests. This position will also be responsible for attending college fairs; maintaining follow-up contact with prospective students and their families; and other civic and community agencies and leaders; arranging campus visits and tours; and other duties or projects as required. The transfer admissions counselor must demonstrate excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication in all aspects of the position. 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, advisors and community members regarding admission to UW-Parkside and assist with setting up and maintaining a communication plan for prospective students. Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent UW-Parkside at community and 2-year colleges, college fairs, community agencies, community activities, career days and other special events designed for prospective students and their families.
  • 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 family members 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.
  • Develop and maintain transfer guides outlining transferability of courses from community and 2-year colleges to the UW-Parkside individual majors.
  • 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.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the recruitment techniques and practices, specifically for transfer student populations.
  • Considerable knowledge of departmental software systems and various business office software packages.
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and database applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability using 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 offer the highest level of customer service possible.
  • 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 students, continuing students and all visitors to campus.
  • 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.
  • 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 mobility in and around campus along with outside events. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of the needs of transfer students, demonstrated as a former transfer student or transfer student admissions experience.

Preferred

  • 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
  • Bi lingual
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/

LEGAL NOTICES

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. 

Note: Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

THE UNIVERSITY

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications are encouraged to 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: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "14909"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Transfer Admissions Counselor"
  • Click "Apply"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: 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 addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Transcripts-Unofficial accepted with application. Official transcript must be provided upon hire.

Review of Applications

Applications received by Tuesday November 20th, 2018 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.


Contact

Sharon Acerbi
(262)595-2130
fish@uwp.edu