Unclassified - Academic Staff, Educator Recruitment Coordinator (IPED)

Code: 088 Posted: 11/06/2014

Educator Recruitment Coordinator (Outreach Program Manager 1)
Institute of Professional Educator Development
College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the Educator Recruitment Coordinator position in the Institute of Professional Educator Development in the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies.



  • Bachelor's degree

  • Experience with program development and coordination

  • Experience developing recruitment strategies and marketing materials (web and print), including but not limited to e-newsletters, website content, social media, brochures and flyers

  • Experience in adult education

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students (PK-12 through adult)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills


  • Experience working at an institution of higher education

  • Experience working with PK-12 students and/or staff

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position reports to the Director of Advanced Professional Development within the Institute for Professional Educator Development (IPED), and will be responsible for recruitment programs for educators as they relate to alternative route certification programs, license renewal courses and workshops, K12 students to explore the profession of education. This position will work collaboratively with the IPED faculty and staff, UW Parkside admissions counselors, and partner organizations including PK-12 school districts, technical colleges and two year institutions. This position requires flexibility to maintain a schedule that would include travel, occasional weekends and evening work assignments.

  • Develop and coordinate recruitment programs for educator alternative route certification including the Technology Education and Pre-Engineering licensure program, License by Equivalency (LbE) content programs, Professional Development Plan workshops, Initial Educator Induction programs, and courses/workshops supporting the professional development of educators in southeastern Wisconsin.

  • Develop and implement programs to recruit underrepresented populations into all levels of education licensure programs.

  • Develop and coordinate the IPED Alumni Network programs and services.

  • Serve as the university liaison to regional high school Future Educators of America (FEA) and similar organizations including the coordination of events between FEAs and UW Parkside Educator Preparation students.

  • Develop and implement support sessions for educators in licensure programs as they relate to Praxis CORE, Praxis II, Foundations for Reading, EdTPA, Educator Effectiveness, core content, and others as identified.

  • Collaborate with UW Parkside Enrollment Management and University Relations to conceptualize and coordinate marketing materials for distribution to regional high schools, technical colleges and two-year institutions.

  • Represent IPED at internal and external admissions events.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Experience within higher education setting.

  • Experience with recruitment techniques and practices.

  • Experience with program development and coordination.

  • Experience in development of marketing materials including web-based and print items, including but not limited to, e-newsletters, website content, social media, brochures and flyers.

  • 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.

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.

  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to participate in work groups; coordinate, develop and implement projects.

  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

Review of Applications

Applications received by November 30, 2014 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

Application Process

Go to: https://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.

Interested candidates should submit the following in electronic format. Each bullet point should be sent as a separate file/attachment. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and required fields are completed:

  • Cover Letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, including a description of recruitment programs developed and experience working with PK-12 through adult students.

  • Sample of recruitment materials produced

  • Three references and contact information

  • Resume

  • Copy of transcripts (may be unofficial).

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.

A criminal background check and degree verification is part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Information

If you have application questions, please email or call:

Lisa Matsen
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Institute of Professional Educator Development
Office (262) 595-2180
Email: matsen@uwp.edu

Contact Name: Lisa Matsen

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2180

Contact Email: matsen@uwp.edu

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