The precollege advisor is responsible for advising an assigned caseload of under-represented students through the completion of the precollege program and post-secondary enrollment. This position has supervisory responsibilities for academic year and seasonal student and project staff. Administrative tasks, data collection and data follow-up are important pieces to the job; creating reports and monitoring student outcomes are also required responsibilities. Candidates must be committed to intimately working to build authentic relationships with assigned caseload of students (8th-12th grade) and their families to guide them to successful completion of high school and enrollment in a post-secondary institution.
This posting is for two positions, one will serve the regional sites of Darlington, Monroe and Shullsburg, WI and the other will serve the regional sites of Baraboo, Portage and Wisconsin Dells, WI. The salary range for this position is $40,000-$50,000 and priority review of applications will begin on August 5 with an anticipated start date of early September.
- Principle duties: Must be committed to intimately working to build authentic relationships with assigned caseload of students (8th-12th grade) and their families to guide them to successful completion of high school and enrollment in a post-secondary institution.
- Direct Service Duties
- Coordinate and supervise after school programming sites
- Support school and program attendance at a designated rate or above
- Assist student in college application process and FAFSA
- Conduct parent/guardian meetings and advising sessions with student
- Monitor students’ academic and precollege progress (course selections, grades, co- curriculars, ACT/SAT prep)
- Recruit and supervise programming and outreach services which may include, teachers, undergraduate and graduate students
- Facilitate community building and build college going culture with students
- Infuse culturally relevant programming and outreach into services which engages local community, parents/guardians, and students
- Act as liaison between family, program, and the school district as needed
- Work in collaboration with other partners to assist student in career decision-making
- Align scholarship opportunities if student enrolls at any UW-Platteville campus
- Administrative Duties
- Assist with planning special events such as campus visits, college tours, mentoring program trips, cultural events and parent/guardian workshops
- Compile and submit appropriate reports and data for caseload of students
- Assist with planning and administering residential summer programming
- Enter all prospective Students into CRM 5. Participate in recruitment activities (special events, open houses, parent teacher conferences, campus tours, etc.) when appropriate.
- Other Requirements
- This job requires evenings and weekends with a flexible 40+ hours per week required
- Additional duties as assigned
- Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations; including necessary training and drills - (Essential)
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
- At least two years’ experience serving diverse populations of students and families
- Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English
- Working knowledge of best practices in supporting first generation college access
- Experience planning logistics for programming, outreach and/or event programming
- Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive to area schools and events
- Ability to work independently and with self-initiative
Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is proud to be your local UW campus! As part of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, we offer the foundation coursework for over 200 majors, along with a wide range of collaborative, non-credit, and special programs.
At the Baraboo Sauk County campus, you get all the benefits of a small, liberal arts college, along with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We provide a supportive environment where you can work directly with professors who are dedicated to teaching. That, along with a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular options, makes UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, is located in Richland Center, the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright. An intimate community of more than 5000, Richland Center is situated midway between Madison and LaCrosse. Located in the driftless region, the area boasts an outstanding natural environment. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: Monday, August 2nd.
How to Apply:
The following documents are required for applicant consideration:
- Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
- A current resume
- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
- Additional documents as needed
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.