Student Affairs Manager – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI

  • Freelance
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Applications have closed.

Job details

$40,200 – $48,000 a year

Full Job Description
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable, Non-Teaching FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students annually and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

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. 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. 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.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Milwaukee. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

Job Summary

The First-Year Student Specialist oversees the daily management of the Peer Mentor program and other first-year student success initiatives. This position also facilitates one-on-one and small group academic skills workshops and coaching for students who are struggling academically, have been placed on academic probation, or are looking to improve their academic performance. The First-Year Specialist will support student success through the collaborative creation of new initiatives that meet the changing needs of UWM students.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, or another closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience providing academic support to students
  • Experience supervising or advising student staff members
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and/or programs in a higher education setting

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide a cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

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.

All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills. Candidate(s) selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.

This position is in S
alary Grade 21, with a desired pay range between $40,200 and $48,000. Salary will be determined by the finalist’s experience, education, training, internal/external pay equity, and other factors. This position also includes a generous benefits package including retirement, paid holidays and vacation days.

Application Deadline 07/15/2022

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