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 post-secondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the UW-System to implement an inclusive housing policy.
We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life, and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make a global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Join the UWM family to grow professionally in your career and the Milwaukee community to grow personally in your life!
Student Affair Manager’s primary responsibilities are to develop, plan, and implement events, programs, and leadership development activities focused on diverse identities, social justice, and urban issues. This position works closely with student staff, campus partners, and student organizations, consistent with the sociocultural mission, to develop and implement involvement opportunities from major public events to small workshops.
This role supervises one graduate and one undergraduate student staff, provides student organizations guidance and support, administers campus policies and procedures, supervises university segregated fee expenditures, advises students on event planning and risk-management, and works closely with students seeking co-curricular involvement opportunities across campus.
This position has a flexible work schedule that requires working nights and weekends.
1) Master’s degree or higher required in one of the following areas: Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Communication, Sociology, Social Work, Urban Studies, Cultural/Ethnic Studies, or a related field. *Master’s degree must be obtained prior to September 1, 2022.
2) Prior experience in event planning and promotion
1) Knowledge and application of best practices in the areas of social justice, diversity, inclusion, and the ability to work with diverse student populations
2) Experience planning and implementing events and activities, including, but not limited to, communication, contract negotiation, budget management, and marketing
3) Experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff
4) Demonstrated capacity to enhance learning and development in young adults
5) Ability to manage multiple projects in an environment with regular interruptions
6) Experience building and maintaining relationships with community and/or campus partners
- Cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications
- 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 selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.
Application Deadline has been extended to June 26, 2022.
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