Assistant Director of Communications

Madison, Dane County
May 14, 2014

The University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks candidates for an Assistant Director of Communications position in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

The Assistant Director of Communications will serve as the communications strategist for the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. The individual will develop a high level, multi-year communications strategy in consultation with the Director of Admissions and Recruitment and other senior leadership to attract a high-achieving, diverse applicant pool from Wisconsin and around the world. The individual will plan, organize, and administer all recruitment communication initiatives and campaigns that are in line with university goals and those for the Division of Enrollment Management; and that are consistent with the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s brand and overall mission.

The individual will join a team that represents the university to freshman, transfer, multicultural and international prospective students, with a goal of attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling a talented, geographically diverse student body.

The incumbent will serve as a member of the admissions leadership team to shape the direction of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. This person will supervise a group of Admissions Counselors and a team of student employees, as well as manage a geographic recruitment territory, and chair the communications work group.

A detailed description of the position and instructions for applying are available at .

Review of candidate applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the needs of the office are met.

UW-Madison is a major research university, nationally and internationally renowned. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment recruits nationally, handles hundreds of inquiries each day, and receives more than 38,000 undergraduate applications annually. Our application review includes 30,000 freshmen, 7,000 transfer, and 1,500 reentry applications. In addition, we evaluate 184,000 transfer credits each year for new and continuing students.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.