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Transfer Student Counselor

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond Du Lac Campuses
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Transfer Student Counselor
Official Title: Associate Student Services Coordinator
Employment Class: Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: 38,000 - 43,000
Terms of Employment: 12-month, Continuous
Position Summary: The successful candidate will be a member of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh undergraduate recruitment and enrollment team. The counselor will serve as a University ambassador and liaison with prospective students, families, other post-secondary institutions and community members throughout the state and region. A focus of this position will be recruitment and support of transfer students.

30% - Recruit and support prospective transfer students. Maintain regular office hours at both the Fox Cities and Fond du Lac campuses of UW Oshkosh. Collaborate with staff and faculty on the access campuses to meet the needs of transfer students. Meet with prospective transfer students. Provide support during the application and admissions process. Respond to email and phone inquiries related to transfer processes. Assist with transfer application review. 

30% - Provide pre-admission academic advising for transfer students to ensure a smooth transition to all three campuses of UW Oshkosh. Participate in Advising and Registration on Fox Cities and Fond du Lac campuses. Collaborate with and attend meetings of the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center to stay current on University Studies Program, degree and major requirements
20% - Serve as a University representative for transfer visits, fairs and related programs. Extensive travel is expected September through November, and occasionally at other times of the year, including night and some weekend travel throughout Wisconsin and possibly parts of Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.
20% - Meet with prospective transfer students and other guests on all three campuses providing a University overview as well as guiding students through the transfer admissions process. In addition to meeting with students during the week, the counselor is expected to share in a Saturday rotation schedule September through May.
Required: • Bachelor’s degree
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Capable of working autonomously and exhibiting ethical and prudent decision making
• Experience working in a higher education setting
Preferred: Experience working in a collegiate admissions environment
• Knowledge of transfer policies and practices
• Background in academic advising
• Familiarity with using PeopleSoft, ImageNow, SalesForce CRM or similar systems
• Knowledge of UW Oshkosh
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover Letter, resume and three professional references


For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Sunday, November 24, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO’s Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.

Campus Security Authority (Clery Act)
This position is a designated Campus Security Authority and is obligated under the Clery Act to notify the Dispatch Supervisor/Records Custodian at the UW Oshkosh Police Department of alleged Clery Crimes that have been reported to them or alleged Clery Crimes that they have directly witnessed.


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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or