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Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Admissions and Recruitment

Job Summary:

The Admissions Counselor will join our team of admissions professionals dedicated to recruiting, admitting, and enrolling the next generation of UW-Madison undergraduates. They will play a key, collaborative role in recruiting highly talented and diverse students and meeting the university's enrollment objectives. The position will be responsible for articulating UW-Madison's message, participating in the holistic application review process, and maintaining communication with prospective students and families through speaking engagements on and off campus, as well as the management of an assigned recruitment territory.

About the Job:

Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator II (AE084)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree


-- Proven experience working with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
-- Strong oral and written communication skills including significant public speaking experience.
-- Proven results in achieving objectives and goals.
-- Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills.
-- Capability to leverage technology, office software, spreadsheets, CRM system, etc.
-- Ability and willingness to travel locally and nationally, and work evening and weekend hours during peak times.
-- Prior experience working in admissions or student affairs at a selective college or university is preferred.
-- Knowledge of the college admission recruitment cycle and best practices in attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling students within a large university/high volume admissions office is preferred.
-- Experience with school counseling and/or community-based organizations working with college-going students is preferred.
-- Knowledge of the UW-Madison community including academic offerings, research, and student life is preferred.


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This position involves travel. A valid driver's license is required to operate a state vehicle. Incumbents must be able to operate a state vehicle or provide his/her own transportation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit for more information.

Additional Information:

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered, with title and salary dependent on qualifications. The minimum starting salary is $40,000.

This will be a Madison based position with some options for remote work.

The mission of the Division of Enrollment Management (Offices of Admissions and Recruitment, Student Financial Aid, Registrar, and Integrated Student Information Systems) is to provide access to higher education and collaborate with campus partners to ensure student success. We are committed to the highest standard of service for our students, colleagues, visitors, and other customers. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary, respectful and inclusive behaviors in all of our interactions.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Apply by clicking "Apply Now" to go to the 'begin application' page. In the "Document Uploads" section, please upload ONE document in PDF format that contains ALL of the following information:

1. A cover letter which highlights work experience in higher education that includes application review and student recruitment.
2. A resume detailing education and work experience.
3. Contact information for three references. Note: References will not be contacted without advance notice

Applications must be received by the application deadline for ensured consideration. Failure to submit complete application materials may result in ineligibility for this position. This listing may be used to fill multiple vacancies. A criminal background check and sexual harassment/sexual violence questions will be conducted on all finalists.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment and must be able to sustain eligibility, without sponsorship, throughout the duration of their employment.


Heidi Updegrove
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Adm & Rctmt Coord II(AE084)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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