Coordinator for Retention Programs/Advisor
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Position Location: Southeastern, WI
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applications for a Coordinator for Retention Programs and Advisor in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. This is a year round position starting in the summer of 2013.
The Coordinator for Retention Programs/Advisor is responsible for providing student support and cultural programming for historically underrepresented students.Â Â Provide assistance to the campus in areas of access, retention and persistence to graduation of first-generation and multicultural students of various backgrounds. Performs other duties as necessary.
A. Program development and coordination
- Coordinate college readiness and cultural awareness programs for students.
- Work collaboratively with office staff on developing new retention and cultural programs.
- Develop and implement successful programs targeting areas of academics, career development/job placement and alumni relations meeting the needs for all minority/disadvantaged student populations.
- Collaborate with offices/organizations/committees such as: Activities Office, Residence Life, Advising and Career Center, Student Support Services, Admissions, and Ethnic Student Organizations, and diversity committees, etc.
- Coordinate socio/cultural programming: Taking Care of Business Awards Banquet (TCB), American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (AMSLC), work with Admissions on Multicultural Open Houses, and etc.
- Produce assessments and evaluations for peer mentors as they enter, leave program.
- Analyze and assess effectiveness of mentoring, academic, and social programs; as well as advising strategies.
B. Advising and retention strategies
- Gather information critical for planning programs pertinent to recruitment, retention, financial aid, and academia.
- Conduct research in order to broaden knowledge for training student employees.
- Monitor progress of students of color by providing intrusive advising and intervention as appropriate.
- Maintain complete and accurate records of contacts with students.
- Work with students applying for the Lawton Undergraduate Retention Grant, Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP), and Minority Teacher Forgivable Loan (MTFL), as well as assist students with finding other grants and scholarships.
- Create and maintain data critical for retention evaluation and assessment.
C. Community Outreach
- Assist the Director with the development of collaborative relationships with other organizations and the development of additional program resources.
- Assist in writing reports/grants and serve as a liaison with local community and ethnic organizations.
- Other items as assigned by Director.
D. Other projects and responsibilities
- Assist the Director with supervision of student workers and interns on a daily basis.
- Provide training resources for student employees.
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Ability to work with students in various areas such as: academic advising, student counseling, career advising/job placement.
- Ability to learn and perform accurate tasks with little supervision
- Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in Spanish.
- Ability to coordinate successful programs and student success for students representing diverse backgrounds, including ethnicity social economic status and academic abilities.
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.
- Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels both with the campus community and with external institutions, community leaders, agencies, and others.
- Computer proficient in using the internet, email, word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheet database software
- Ability to work nights and weekends for student events
- BA degree
- Experience coordinating student programs, events, activities or related experience
- Experience coordinating multicultural events, activities, programs or related
- Experience with advising and/or retention programs
- Experience in program evaluation
- Master's Degree
- Bilingual - speak and write Spanish fluently
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Review of Applications:
Applications received by May 31, 2013 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.
Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
- a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position
- list of three or more professional references with contact information
Go to:www.careers.wisconsin.edu Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."
- Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
If you have application questions call or email:
April Puryear, (262) 595-2674 April.Puryear@uwp.edu
It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A criminal background check and degree verification are required prior to starting employment.
About the University:
UW-Parkside is committed to diversity, engagement, access, and academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify strengths and experiences. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.