Advisor



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

999

Working Title

Advisor

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Diversity and Inclusion

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Upward Bound (UB) program is a federally funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation for, admission to, and successful completion of a college degree for eligible high school students. The UB program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ( UWL ) provides services to residents in the La Crosse and Monroe Counties.

The UB Program offers weekly tutoring sessions with semester long programming covering test prep, advocacy & resourcefulness, college & career exploration, leadership development, study and work skill development. We also work on academic, personal and career advising. We plan college visits and have a 6-week summer residential program which allows student a college experience!

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Upward Bound, the Advisor assists the director and assistant director in coordinating programming; supervises students and staff at assigned tutoring sessions; assists with recruitment by identifying potential applicants in addition to maintaining communication with students as parents in the program. Most importantly, the Advisor provides academic and personal advising to individuals or groups to ensure progress through high school in regards to college and career exploration.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field.
• Experience working with multicultural groups.
• Demonstrated ability to work with low income, culturally diverse high school students.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• A valid driver’s license (ability to obtain UWL driver authorization upon hire) and at least 25 years of age for our 15 passenger van policy.
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in education, counseling, social work or related field.
• Counseling certification and knowledge of Hmong language, culture and values.
• Knowledge of Wisconsin’s secondary and higher education systems and of higher education financial aid programs.
• Previous TRIO experience.

Physical Demands

• Some occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.
• Outdoor and indoor locations dependent on activity, programming, or event.

Working conditions and environment

• Some evening and weekend hours required.
• Traveling from UWL to schools in the La Crosse and Monroe county for recruitment, advising, and/or tutoring on a weekly basis.
• Traveling and/or transporting participants and/or staff to tutoring sites, Saturday Events, and/or college visits.

Miscellaneous Information

• Advisor has the option to participate in the summer residential program.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Advising

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide individual and group academic and personal advising to students to insure appropriate course selection and progress through high school.
• Assist in developing academic achievement and/or academic intervention plans for students.
• Communicate with parents regarding students’ academic progress and plans for higher education.
• Assist students in completing college and financial aid and scholarship applications.
• Assist in supervising academic year tutoring sessions, Saturday events and college visits (requires working some evenings and Saturdays).

Percentage Of Time

75

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Recruitment

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Identify and recruit students for Upward Bound who have potential for success in postsecondary Education.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Miscellaneous

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Attend Upward Bound staff meetings.
• Participate in professional development opportunities as needed for the position.
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

02/18/2021

Close Date

03/29/2021

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

03/29/2021

Position Contact Name

Shaundel Spivey

Position Contact Email

sspivey@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a current valid driver’s license OR have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license, meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have experience working with low-income first generation High School students?
    • Yes
    • No


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