ADMISSIONS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI

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Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable, Non-Teaching FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
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 annually 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. 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. 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.

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.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions (
) is housed in the Division of Enrollment Management, home to the Student Success Center, Financial Aid Office, Student Advising, Career Planning and more. OUA is tasked with attracting and enrolling undergraduate students to UWM’s three campuses. The department oversees recruitment, visits and events, operations (application processing), the CRM (Slate), marketing and communications. The team works to attract undergraduate students from a variety of groups: first time freshmen, first generation college students, transfer students, re-entry students, adult students.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the incumbent will assist in admissions policy development and enhance and implement the campus-wide strategic marketing and recruitment plan. The incumbent will direct recruitment and welcome programs and supervise staff in support of achieving institutional, enrollment-related strategic goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
  • At least five (5) years of progressive leadership experience in enrollment management with successful attainment of institutional goals

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience planning, managing, and completing enrollment management projects while maintaining operational priorities
  • At least three (3) or more years’ experience developing effective recruitment, visits (including new student orientation), or outreach activities
  • Proven track record of effective training, supervising and mentoring direct reports
  • Demonstrated experience to setting, tracking and reporting priorities/metrics to senior management
  • Flexible and proactive, with positive attitude, highly self‐motivated, and calm under pressure

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:
  • Cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Resume
  • Document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.

UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she/they meet any of the qualifications, he/she/they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills. Candidate selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.

This position is in Salary Grade 24, with an anticipated pay range of $85-$90k. Salary will be determined by the finalist’s experience, education, training, internal/external pay equity, and other factors. This position also includes a generous benefits package including retirement, paid holidays and vacation days.

Application Deadline 06/20/2022

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