OUTREACH PROGRAM COORDINATOR – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI

Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Term/Project FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System and designated as a R1 research institute, we’re a learning destination for nearly 26,000 students. First-generation college students arrive here straight from high school or years later – after starting families, changing careers, or serving in the military. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life, and location. At UWM, we share motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.

Job Summary

The Office of Dual Enrollment is searching for an individual to assist with event planning and student support/engagement of UWM’s dual enrollment population. The position will require the individual to work with high school students and administrators to design and coordinate on and off campus events for dually enrolled students. This individual will also have student support responsibilities. They will respond to inquiries from prospective students and also represent UWM at high school events such as application days, registration events, and parent information nights. Finally, this position will also help with marketing of the various dual enrollment programs, by assisting with print and web-based marketing materials.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years of experience in Higher Education or High School setting

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to applicants who have:
  • Prior experience working with high school students
  • Familiarity with area school districts and high schools
  • Familiarity with UWM or public university setting
  • Event planning, and recruitment or outreach experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience working with Slate and Peoplesoft
  • Excellent organizational skills

Application Instructions

Completed application materials must include:
  • A letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications as listed above
  • Professional resume
  • Document listing the names and contact information for three professional references

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she/they meet any of the qualifications, he/she/they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

This is a continuous recruitment with the initial screening of candidates to begin on July 15, 2022. Applications received after July 14, 2022 may not receive consideration.

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