- Milwaukee, WI
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.
Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 26,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. Bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.
As UWM’s newest division, the Division of Enrollment Management is responsible for providing guidance in vision, policy direction and operational oversight in enrollment of students and their progress to graduation. With particular emphasis on student retention and graduation, the Division of Enrollment Management is founded on the belief in every student’s ability to succeed.
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Milwaukee. 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.
Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
This position will support the University of Wisconsin System and UW-Milwaukee (UWM) enrollment goals through the promotion of UWM to prospective students, families, high school and college personnel, and the broader off-campus communities in the Milwaukee area. Through effective customer service, territory management and full engagement within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA) recruitment efforts, attract a qualified and diverse prospective student audience to consider and ultimately select UWM as their destination campus. This position will conduct targeted recruitment activities in the Milwaukee area including high school visits and college fairs.
In coordination with their supervisor, the incumbent will develop recruitment plans for students in their respective territory and will be asked to help with other recruitment efforts on and off campus. In addition, the incumbent will serve as a liaison to prospective students and their families, answering admissions questions and explaining other related processes. The incumbent will further support enrollment goals throughout the application and enrollment process by providing a host of advising services, follow-up activities, and yield efforts. This position will work collaboratively with other recruiters within OUA, the Freshman Admissions Manager and the Assistant Director of Recruitment. This position reports directly to the Freshman Admissions Manager in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
• Bachelor’s Degree (granted by date of hire)
• Prior work experience with students in a college or university setting
• Evidence of an ability to travel independently, including overnight travel
• Familiarity with UWM’s academic programs, admission requirements,
University policies and procedures as a staff member and/or student.
• Experience working in an admissions/recruitment setting with territory
• Experience or demonstrated ability to work independently or manage
assignments with limited supervision
• Evidence of being welcoming to individuals of all cultural backgrounds and
• Evidence of excellent written communication skills
• Evidence of experience presenting topics to small/large audiences
• Experience working with Client Relation Management tracking systems or
other student communication or tracking systems
• Bilingual in Spanish