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Join Our Team

Come join us in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison! 

We are a team of innovative leaders dedicated to recruiting, admitting, and enrolling scholars who will enhance our dynamic learning community and embody the Wisconsin Idea — a general principle that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Who We Are

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Our Team

We are a unit within the Division of Enrollment Management with more than 90 permanent, 55 temporary/seasonal, and 35 student hourly team members, as well as 80 undergraduate student volunteers and more than 400 alumni volunteers who collaborate to bring in the next classes of Wisconsin Badgers. Team members work in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Administration and Engagement
  • Admissions Processes
  • Application Review
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Customer Service      
  • Events   
  • Operations    
  • Recruitment and Outreach
  • Team Training and Development·      
  • Technology


Our admissions counselors serve first-year domestic, multicultural, international, and transfer students and their stakeholders. Their multifaceted roles include:

  • Providing quality service in person and via phone/email
  • Leading dynamic and engaging information sessions
  • Participating in the holistic application review of a robust and talented applicant pool of 70,000+
  • Proactively recruiting and yielding prospective and admitted students both on campus and in communities across Dane county, Wisconsin, the Midwest, nationally, or internationally, depending upon position.

Team-Centered and Growth-Minded

We are committed to fostering a positive and inclusive work environment where team members are included, valued, and empowered in their roles. We invest in professional growth and development opportunities across all positions and teams. We dedicate time and resources that advance knowledge, skills, and abilities, including:

  • a comprehensive onboarding program
  • dedicated time set aside for ongoing training and professional development, including departmental/divisional hosted learning opportunities
  • opportunities for progression within roles and promotions
  • engagement in committees, task forces, and cross-functional work teams that support office, divisional, campus and community initiatives

Additional Benefits for Permanent Team Members

  • Paid professional memberships, financial support for attending local/national conferences, workshops, and other opportunities to network and learn.
  • Potential for tuition-reimbursement for career-related coursework supporting development within current position or for advancement within the profession.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. See the Universities of Wisconsin’s summary of benefits and paid leave.
  • A hybrid environment, with the ability to work at least one day each week remotely, with some roles offering more flexibility with remote work.


We build and maintain mutually-beneficial relationships with the eight UW–Madison colleges and schools, departments, and programs, as well as with the local Madison community, and around the state of Wisconsin. As a national and international higher education leader, we actively engage with a vast array of thought-partners, scholars, and practitioners including community-based organizations, professional associations, and schools and school districts locally, nationally, and internationally.

Learn more about working with us in the Division of Enrollment Management at UW–Madison.

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Interested in being notified when positions are posted? Subscribe to UW–Madison’s Job Alerts to receive notifications when a campus position is posted that matches your interests. Common categories for positions in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment are: Academic Services and Student Experience, Administration, Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Outreach and Community Engagement, and Temporary Employee.

Position openings may be posted throughout the year. Some positions with typical posting timelines include:

  • Admissions Counselors (first-year domestic, international, and transfer): between February and May
  • Part-time Remote Readers: May
  • Student hourly positions, including those that support Front line Services, Operations, and Administration & Engagement, and Communications
    • October/November for Spring
    • March/April for Summer
    • July/August for Fall

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