Admissions Advisor

Location US-WI-Eau Claire
Posting #
Close Date
FLSA Status
Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
Starting hourly rate of $22.51 - $28.17. Pay rate will be commensurate with qualifications.
Hours per Week
Work Schedule
Typical work hours are anticipated to be between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. This position is customer-focused and will require the ability to adjust schedule occasionally to meet College, department, and customer needs.
Anticipated Start Date
As soon as possible

Overview and Responsibilities

ALMOST 8 WEEKS OF PAID TIME OFF ANNUALLY! Plus: sick leave, Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), tuition reimbursement, health insurance with employer HSA contribution, dental and vision insurance, and more! See benefits summary below.


Admissions Advisors are active members of the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Strategic Communication & Community Engagement team and interact with prospective students, community agencies, and key stakeholders to promote CVTC to prospective students and key stakeholders in the community. Admissions Advisors facilitate the college exploration and enrollment process through multiple channels and assist prospective students in making informed decisions about enrollment at CVTC. Admissions Advisors provide individualized assistance to prospective students by exploring career options and being the primary point of contact to help them navigate through the admissions process.



  • Be a highly engaged member of CVTC’s recruitment team focused on developing and nurturing relationships with external stakeholders (e.g., K12 school districts, community agencies, employers, etc.) to ensure CVTC is viewed positively and considered a premier partner in education and training in the Chippewa Valley.
  • Research and analyze market trends in higher education and adapt existing or implement new best practices to ensure CVTC is viewed as a leader in post-secondary education.
  • Develop and maintain robust knowledge of CVTC’s 120+ academic programs, 35+ certificates, and 15+ apprenticeships; admissions and financial aid requirements/eligibility and processes; paying for college options inside and outside of CVTC; and student support resources.
  • Create and execute strategic marketing and recruitment plans for respective territories and target markets to increase prospect conversions and ensure maximum funding allocation through the performance based funding model specific to the FTE component of the funding formula.
  • Review and analyze recruitment strategies quarterly to ensure alignment with CVTC’s strategic plan and progress towards annual recruitment/sales goals (e.g., applications, presentations, etc.)
  • Serve as liaison for prospective adult and high school students on academic programming, career planning, assessment resources, post-secondary education opportunities, admissions, financial aid, and CVTC support services through multiple avenues.
  • Work collaboratively with dual enrollment coordiantor and cross functional teams at CVTC to promote career pathways programing.
  • Develop and facilite in-person and virtual presentations for multiple K12 audiences (i.e., administrators, teachers, staff, students, and parents) at CVTC and throughout over 45 high schools served by CVTC to promote CVTC programs and dual enrollment opportunities (e.g., transcripted credit, high school academies, Start College Now, etc.).
  • Create and push live content to CVTC’s social media channels and respond to inquiries/messages that come through social media platforms.
  • Work with K12 districts and district Chamber of Commerce offices to strategically align middle school recruitment efforts with the Department of Public Instruction’s Academic and Career Planning initiative.
  • Collaborate with faculty and deans to coordinate career and technical education showcases in middle and high schools in CVTC’s 11-county district and beyond.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for prospective students and their families and the public at large through multiple communication channels including, but not limited to, in-person contacts, phone, email, SMS text, social media channels and web chat.
  • Plan and execute large (700+ attendees) recruitment events and activities targeted to prospective students and community partners.
  • Provide excellent customer service and strategically engage with prospective students to maximize reach and achieve recruitment goals.
  • Manage and maintain accurate customer information in regards to activities related to prospective students (e.g., tracking of inquiries, presentations, follow-up calls, overall application numbers, etc.) within the designated systems including, but not limited to, departmental CRM, College ERP, and Google Team drives.
  • Provide assistance to high school staff in regards to dual credit options, facilitate the registration of transcripted credit courses in the high schools, and advise prospective students in regards to options for earning college credit while in high school.
  • Organize and facilitate professional development activities to promote CVTC to community agencies and employer partners.
  • Represent and speak on behalf of CVTC with local media outlets to promote events and CVTC brand.
  • Develop accurate and attractive presentation content and deliver to large key stakeholder audiences.
  • Manage departmental projects to ensure deadlines and strategic objectives are met.
  • Systematically evaluate real-time situations and make independent decisions with minimal to no manager direction.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong sales skills.
  • Ability to organize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently toward department goals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective sales strategies with both individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to use judgment, discretion, and decision making skills in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate College policies and procedures.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to travel (i.e., access to reliable transportation) to various campuses, schools, and other sites in CVTC's 11-county district as needed to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a recruitment, sales, or related position.


In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

The College is seeking to attract diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Consideration will be given to equity-minded individuals committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

Benefits Summary

2023 annual benefits include:

  • 3 – 4 weeks of paid vacation time based on years of service
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid winter break - varies each year based on academic calendar and, at a minimum, includes days between Christmas and New Year’s holidays (some exceptions may apply for essential workers)
  • Paid summer break - the week of July 4th
  • 4 paid personal days
  • 3 weeks (15 days) paid sick time annually for absences due to illness, injury, or doctor and dentist appointments of the employee, dependent children, spouse, or parents of the employee or spouse; cumulative to 135 days (1,080 hours)
  • Paid bereavement time
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually (eligibility requirements apply)
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA); CVTC contributes $3,400 annually for a family plan or $1,700 annually for a single plan to your HSA
  • Wellness incentive of up to $600 for employees enrolled in CVTC’s health insurance
  • $2,500 cash-payment in lieu of CVTC health insurance coverage for employees who have credible coverage through another source
  • Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Vision insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Life and long-term disability insurance premiums paid by CVTC
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), CVTC matches 6.8%, vested at 5 years of credible service
  • 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
  • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development
  • Access to expansive collection of college and public library resources for personal and professional use
  • Free or low-cost services offered by CVTC program students, such as computer repair, automotive repair, auto collision and refinishing repair, Shear Inspiration Salon and Spa, and 620 West restaurant and culinary pop ups 

Benefits begin on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period), with the exception of tuition reimbursement.



CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Talent & Culture, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711


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