The College is seeking applicants for a full time Undergraduate Admissions Counselor located in Milwaukee, WI. Alverno College health, dental, vision, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full time employees and eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are available for employees and qualified dependents.
Primary Function: Recruit and enroll students appropriate to Alverno’s weekday undergraduate programs with a concentration on first time freshman Coming directly from High School. Communicate effectively with external audiences (students, families, school staff, and community partners) to build awareness and preference for Alverno College.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary
Proactively develop and maintain relationships with prospective undergraduate students throughout the recruiting lifecycle
Process application, scholarship, and registration materials
Maintain accurate and current student data in department preferred databases (Recruiter, Colleague, Excel)
Facilitate the admissions and registration process through clear, consistent and timely communication to prospective students
Manage prospective student pool to meet enrollment goals in Alverno’s undergraduate programs
Provide guidance and explanation to students and families regarding financial aid process and packages
Develop and maintain relationships within key market segments for Alverno’s undergraduate programs through outreach efforts and through support of Alverno’s marketing efforts.
Schedule and conduct information sessions (on and off-site) as appropriate
Participate in external fairs and conferences as appropriate
Provide outreach to the community, including, but not limited to high schools
Work collaboratively with the Admissions team to support enrollment
Develop and apply knowledge of college-wide Admissions and recruitment programs and practices
Provide staffing for Alverno coordinated recruitment events; information sessions, open houses, conferences, trainings, etc.
Work collaboratively across internal college departments to facilitate the admissions process.
Stay current on happenings that affect enrollment through meetings, email, minutes, social networking sites
Provide input to faculty and staff on matters that affect the enrollment and admissions process
Be respectful of the College’s vision of a balanced and healthy lifestyle strategy, which includes the Seven Dimensions of Wellness: Career, Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physical, Social, and Spiritual
Qualifications and Education:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
Requires the willingness and ability for extended independent travel seasonally (Fall and Spring)for 3 – 6 weeks. Most travel will require the employee to drive long distances, including outside of the state of Wisconsin.
Required work on evenings (average of 2 evenings per week) and some weekends (average of once per month)
A minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in higher education is preferred. Prior recruiting experience, successful sales, marketing, or relationship building experience is highly preferred.
Requires proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Requires working knowledge of database systems, Colleague preferred. Familiarity with a sales (CRM) or student database preferred
Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving both short term and long term objectives and goals.
Eagerness to work in a fast-paced, results-driven department committed to adopting enrollment best practices.
Requires excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to articulate the value of an outcome-based education.
Requires the ability to communicate and respond to both internal and external customers professionally and in a timely manner
Valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets the qualifications of an Alverno driver.
Alverno College, located in Milwaukee, WI is an undergraduate liberal arts institution for women that
also offers graduate/adult programs (women/men). Inspired by its Catholic, Franciscan, and liberal
arts heritage, the College’s mission is grounded in public service and civic engagement. Our
innovative abilities-based curriculum intentionally creates an inclusive community that engages
students in active and collaborative learning to foster academic excellence. In 2017, Alverno
became Wisconsin’s first Hispanic Serving Institution, with 30% of undergraduate women identifying
as Hispanic/Latina and 46% of undergraduates identifying as students of color. Two-thirds of all
Alverno students are first-generation students and more than 60% are Pell eligible. Alverno’s
strength in helping underrepresented women graduate and move successfully into the workforce is
demonstrated by our rank as Wisconsin's most effective college in achieving social mobility.