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Adult and Graduate Admissions Counselor

Description of Job

The Adult and Graduate Admissions Counselor is responsible for meeting adult and graduate new student enrollment goals.  This position develops and implements adult and graduate recruitment plans in collaboration with Enrollment Management Leadership and executes the student recruitment strategy set by the Associate Vice President for Adult and Graduate Enrollment.  



  • Execute strategies for building the funnel at each stage including increasing inquiries, applicants, and admits. Identify barriers or challenges that do not align with an exceptional prospective student experience and collaborate with Enrollment Management Leadership to reduce or eliminate these barriers and challenges.
  • Develop high-quality information sessions, organize recruitment events, and other activities to connect with, engage, and inform future students.
  • Maintain student record data integrity at all times.
  • Exhibit exceptional interpersonal skills both in person and in phone conversations
  • Ability to communicate the value of an Edgewood College education to prospective students in an impactful way.
  • Incumbent must thrive in a fast-paced environment where success is defined by quantified territory goals.
  • Successful candidate must have availability that allows them to work hours that accommodate the availability of prospective students.  Adult and Graduate Admissions Counselors are expected to regularly work as late as 8pm Monday through Thursday.


  • Attend regular school and program functions including, but not limited to, faculty meetings and retreats and other meetings deemed necessary.
  • Provide regular feedback to supervisor and Marketing department on the quality level of student interactions.
  • Work closely with other student support offices on campus to ensure a positive and seamless student experience at every point in the student’s enrollment process
  • Provide information and collaborate with upGrad and Edgewood College’s other strategic partners for supported programs.

Industry Savvy

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge about supported academic programs and Edgewood College’s differentiators and key selling points by meeting with all the program leads and marketing on a regular basis.
  • Development a strong understanding of the health care and business industry in order to speak to prospective students needs and wants. 

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (desired)
  • Experience working within a college or university setting (desired)
  • Background in sales or recruitment (desired)

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Good communication and presentation skills with an ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines that change rapidly
  • Ability to effectively lead staff and students
  • Ability to work with diverse populations

Specialized Technology Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be willing to learn Slate and other internal data management tools.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, 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:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - GAMC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer