- Provide outreach to admitted students of color and their families throughout the New Student Registration process
- Oversee recruitment of 50 students of color and/or students who are low-income or first generation who meet participant eligibility criteria
- Develop intensive orientation program for participants in collaboration with Week of Welcome programming
- Plan and implement participant success program focused on academic skills, college and career planning, college transition, and financial literacy through collaboration with respective campus offices
- Implement intentional involvement and engagement in high impact practices such as undergraduate research, education abroad, and internship opportunities for grant participants in their second and/or third years at UW-River Falls
- Recruit, train, and supervise peer leaders to engage program participants in orientation and success program
- Coordinate with faculty advisers to establish an early alert system to support program participants
- Dedicated mentoring and personalized coaching to aid in first-to-second year retention
- Evaluation and assessment of program objectives
- Pursue opportunities to fund the program beyond the life of the current grant
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Evidence of significant experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, especially students of color and/or students who are low-income and first generation
- At least two years of work experience in an educational setting, preferably an institution of higher education, with knowledge of programming that supports diverse student engagement and retention
- Evidence of ability to effectively supervise and train student/peer leaders
- Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal skills (particularly in working with a diverse student population), and strong organizational and time management skills
Online applications are REQUIRED at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered.
- Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
- Statement addressing ability to contribute to university’s commitment to enhancing awareness and appreciation of inclusivity
- Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your ability, experience and professional preparation (references)
- An unofficial transcript is optional; however, official copies of transcripts will be required if hired
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Adam Ludwig, Search and Screen Committee Chair
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by 11:59 p.m. on May 4, 2017. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3926.
UW-River Falls Diversity Statement: We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.
UWRF is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.