College Navigator
Deadline for Applications is 5/16/2021

Code: 17128 Posted: 04/21/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic leaning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that is unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent students from achieving their educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. Located in Kenosha, WI between Chicago and Milwaukee, the campus is nestled on 700 acres of woodland and prairie, two miles west of Lake Michigan. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: College Navigator (2 positions being filled)

Employment Type: Full-time, exempt, non-instructional Academic Staff

Reports To: Admissions Assistant Director, Access Programs

Pay Range: $40,000 - $45,000

Essential Job Functions

The primary focus of the College Navigator’s role is to increase the college-going rates of underserved and first-generation students from our region by building partnerships with the local school districts and relevant community agencies to support prospective students and their families with the admissions process. The College Navigators will engage students in identified high schools; promoting educational and career opportunities and guiding them through the admissions process. The College Navigators will build relationships with high school counselors, attend college fairs, maintain follow-up contact with prospective students and their families, arrange campus visits and tours, offer student and parent/guardian workshops, and provide guidance related to financial aid and scholarships.

The two College Navigators will work with the Assistant Director of Access Programs within the Admissions Office to develop, implement, and manage programs for prospective student outreach, recruitment, and admissions.



Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and a passion for working with underserved youth.
  • One or more years of extracurricular college involvement or relevant work experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; comfortable with public speaking and group presentations.
  • Ability to build a college-going culture by counseling prospective students and their families/support networks on educational planning, admissions requirements, and career opportunities.
  • Possesses exemplary customer relations skills demonstrated by an understanding of the value of positive interactions with students, families, colleagues, and other university partners.
  • Capable of working autonomously and exhibiting ethical and prudent decision making.

The College Navigators will split their time between the Admissions Office and the identified local high schools and community centers. Minority and bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. Evening and weekend work may be required and individuals must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 16th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 05/17/2021

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