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Admissions Counselor - (Macomb Campus Based) -140009-E

Position Deleted on 4/28/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Macomb, IL
Admin - Admissions and Enrollment
Full Time

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status. See complete policy stateme

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2013 or soon after

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary function of an admission counselor is to represent WIU at recruitment functions, which include high school, community college visits, graduate fairs, presentations, college fairs, and special recruitment programs both on and off campus. Extensive travel with evening and weekend hours and overnight stays is required.

RANK & SALARY: This is a twelve-month position. The salary will be between $36,996 and $42,144 depending on education and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum acceptable qualifications for this position include an earned bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution, a valid drivers license, strong written and oral communications skills. The ability to work with a diverse population is essential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Student Development in Postsecondary Education or related field. At least one year experience in a higher education environment. Specialized knowledge of Western Illinois Universitys policy, procedures, history, and traditions is desirable. Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Office of Admissions is responsible for recruitment of first-year, transfer, and graduate students who demonstrate the ability to succeed at Western Illinois University.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Regional University" by U.S.News&World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University's 666 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 17 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include: 1) A letter of application 2) Current curriculum vita or resume 3) The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references 4) Copies of academic transcripts (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted, however, top candidates will be asked to supply official transcripts)

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

Screening will begin on March 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: WIU ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR POSITION SEARCH at

For assistance with the online application system call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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