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Admissions Counselor

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applications for a full-time Admissions Counselor to join our Admissions team. Under the direction of the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor performs general duties to effectively recruit qualified prospective students, and to help meet the pre-determined enrollment goals of the university, in accordance with MSOE's established policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions
  • Demonstrate the proven ability to develop and manage productive relationships with prospective students, their families, high school personnel and the MSOE community.
  • Able to make a strong professional first impression with prospective students and their families.
  • Possess knowledge, skill and passion for helping students to navigate through the admission process.
  • Adhere and maintain the integrity of the admission process as defined by the Enrollment Steering Committee.
  • Obtain a growing understanding of the admission process and how they play a role in facilitating that process to prospective students and their families.
  • Embrace technology to support the admission process.
  • Understand the importance of details when entering information into the admission's software.
  • Possess good written communication skills that can be used throughout the admissions process in emails and informal communications with prospective students and their families.
  • Effectively use the telephone to support the admission process.
  • Effectively communicate one-on-one when working with prospective students and their families through providing tours and other admission type communications.
  • Be able to conduct a professional presentation.
  • Grow in understanding of the university and the academic majors.
  • Be collaborative and open to all individuals to provide an inviting and productive environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to connect and relate with prospective students and their families.
  • Demonstrate ability to establish professional relationships with guidance counselors and high school teachers to have them think favorably of MSOE.
  • Develop and maintain good professional relationships with the MSOE community to foster the needed support of the University admission effort.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Drive a MSOE vehicle and represent MSOE through travel 50% (To include overnight).
  • Answer the main switch board of the university and route calls appropriately.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Requires a BS/BA in education or related field.
  • An appreciation for higher education and admission work is required.

Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to effectively write emails to prospective students and families.
  • Ability to speak effectively before students, their families, teachers of the organization.
  • Ability to use numbers to solve problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, an Admissions Counselor is required to lead walking tours of campus. This can/will include stairs and operation of elevators.
  • Occasional light lifting of boxes, no more than 50lbs., of recruitment materials, and pulling/pushing of carts, to transport items needed for events.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role uses standard office equipment, including but not limited to computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

It is the policy of MSOE to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all jobs at the University and to all the terms, benefits, and conditions of employment/enrollment.

Job Code: 222

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