Regional First-Year Admissions Counselor (Greater Milwaukee Area)
The University of Wisconsin-Stout is welcoming applications for a Regional Admissions Counselor (Greater Milwaukee Area), which will report to the Assistant Director of Admissions in Menomonie Wisconsin. This position plays a very important role in the recruitment and outreach activities of the Admissions Office in the Milwaukee area. Our goal is to increase the number of applicants to the University and enroll a talented and diverse student body. This staff member will meet with prospective students and their families, high school counselors, various groups on and off campus, alumni, and other contacts to promote the opportunities offered at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Particular attention will be given to targeted populations that add to the diversity of the student body, including academically talented students, underrepresented multicultural students, and non-residents. A significant part of the recruitment process will be establishing and nurturing relationships that can serve as a conduit for students to learn about UW-Stout. This staff member will collaborate with other Admissions Office Staff members to coordinate recruitment activities. All duties shall be executed while demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This is an off-campus position, and the incumbent will work from a home office. The incumbent must currently live in or be willing to relocate to the Milwaukee area. Candidates must be able and willing to travel at least 50% time throughout the Milwaukee area and be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed. This is a 12-month annual position.
Minimum / Required
- Bachelor’s degree (degree must be posted by hire date)
- Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds
- Excellent written communication and public speaking skills
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to lift and transport materials up to 35 lbs
- Experience in admissions or related areas of education, marketing, or community-based organizations
- Knowledge of UW-Stout gained through experience as a student or employee
- Ability to present information to large and small groups
- Strong organizational and event planning skills
- Ability to be adaptable and manage multiple competing priorities
- Ability to use and learn multiple computer technologies (such as Peoplesoft, ImageNow, Microsoft Office, Salesforce)
- Ability to speak fluently in a second language
See UW System Job Descriptions: Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator II (AE084)
The Admissions Office is responsible for recruiting and admitting students. The office hosts formal tours for prospective students and oversees the processing of undergraduate and graduate applications and transfer credits. Prospective students can apply directly to UW-Stout through the University system website or the Common Application.
UW-Stout’s Admissions Office is committed to creating an inclusive campus community that is fully engaged in supporting student success. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.
An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research, and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders, and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.
UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision-making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.
We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 master’s, and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national, and international leader in higher education.
Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques, and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community.
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
UW-Stout offers a minimum annual starting salary of $45,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/benefits-estimator/
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities, and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout, we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security for all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
To apply click APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, October 12th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter (* see below)
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement. Also include in your cover letter 3-4 sentences that demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that would support students’ success.
Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents before submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Mollie Ficek
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Shelby Butteris
Job Family: Staff