Admissions Counselor for Multicultural Recruitment
Description of Job
The Admissions Counselor for Multicultural Recruitment is a vital role on the Admissions leadership team and the first impression to the Edgewood College community. Under the leadership of the Director of Undergraduate Admission, this role is responsible for developing, managing and implementing a recruitment plan for students to include school/site visits, college/career fairs, stakeholder contacts, campus visits, and all follow-up through enrollment. The counselor will also be responsible for reporting progress towards recruitment goals; assisting in the planning and implementation of special events, as well as communicating with prospective students outside of normal office hours.
The purpose of the Admissions Counselor for Multicultural Recruitment position is to provide targeted outreach efforts to underrepresented populations and will guide all students and families through the admissions process at Edgewood College. In addition, the counselor is expected to be knowledgeable across student populations but will predominantly serve undergraduate students and their families.
Additional job functions will include constituency-based support, advocacy, and outreach to underrepresented students and attending sponsored major events and programs.
Admissions Counseling/Advising Prospective Students and Outreach
- Responsible for developing and implementing targeted outreach efforts to multicultural, diverse, and underrepresented prospective students.
- Promote Edgewood College and illustrate our strategic advantage in the marketplace.
- Counsel prospective students and their families on the admissions process, and financial aid by phone, email, and in person.
- Represent the Admissions Office at on-campus and off-campus events and programming for prospective students; travel will be required to high schools and various college fairs.
- Conduct research on national, regional, state, and institutional trends and execute a recruitment plan for attracting, recruiting, and enrolling first-year first-time students.
- Evaluate recruitment strategies and manages student outreach and communication for an assigned territory or special student population.
- Review admission applications and evaluate credential to make admissions decisions.
- Assist in the coordination and development of on-campus events for prospective students.
- Complete routine reports related to recruitment goals and enrollment projections.
- Collaborate with the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement in the coordination and development of on-campus events for prospective multicultural students; including, Multicultural Open House.
- Assist in designing new programs centered on recruiting students of color, LGBTQ+, Low-income, First-generation, and Undocumented students.
- Serve as a liaison with the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement and Diversity Practitioner Committee.
Marketing and communications
- Contribute to the marketing and communication campaigns that target prospective students.
- Review marketing materials and assist with identifying students who can be featured in future publications.
Necessary Education or Work Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 1-2 years of relevant work experience in Admissions, Sales, Advising, Education or Student Affairs.
- Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented students, specifically students of color, first generation, low-income, undocumented, and LGBTQ+ students.
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to work independently and contribute as a member of the admissions team.
- Strong preference for a bilingual candidate with the ability to write and speak in Spanish proficiently.
- Self-directed in developing and completing projects, recruitment plans, etc.
- Ability to work fluctuating and irregular hours including nights and weekend.
- Must be willing to travel 80% of the time during peak travel seasons.
- Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and be able to drive a College-owned vehicle for high school visits and college fairs. The incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle Check.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to speak in public to large and small groups.
- Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of student development theories, practices or concepts.
Specialized Technology Skills:
- Knowledge and experience with a student information database and/or Customer Relationship Management software.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Preference for experience with use of a CRM or Jenzabar EX
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Human Resources - ACMR
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer