The Department of Adult Student Outreach in the Division of Equity,
Diversity, Inclusion, and Support Programs at the University of
Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Coordinator of Adult Student
Services (SR STUDENT SERV COORD).
This will be a fixed term appointment and reappointment for
subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position,
university funding and external forces.
This position provides support to all adult/non-traditional
undergraduate students admitted to the University as well as
coordinates the support services available for these students from
other campus offices. This position functions as an information
clearinghouse for the campus on issues and programs relevant to
this population of students, and works closely with Admissions, the
Registrar’s Office, academic advising offices and other UW-W
faculty and staff to ensure that adult/non-traditional students
receive appropriate assistance. The coordinator takes a leadership
role in the planning, implementation, and assessment of programs
and services that address the special needs of both prospective
non-traditional students at UW-W and participates in the campus and
community initiatives aimed at increasing adult-non-traditional
student enrollment, retention and degree completion. Because of the
overlapping needs of adult non-traditional students and other
students of opportunity, this position may also take a central role
in student success projects targeting nontraditional students and a
broader swath of UW-W students of opportunity.
- Master’s degree in an academic subject, student personnel,
higher education administration, or other related field
- Three years of experience in advising or student outreach in a
higher education environment
- Experience working with adult students
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience working with relevant computer programs and systems,
including spreadsheets and student records systems is
40% A. Provide direct support services to prospective entering
and continuing adult non-traditional students.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and
- Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks with minimal
supervision and demonstrated energy and initiative
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in
following applicable safety rules and regulations including
necessary training and drills
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
35% B. Take a collaborative leadership role in the coordination,
development, and implementation of special programming and
informational resources for adult non-traditional
- Meet with prospective adult non-traditional students, including
re-admitted students, to provide information about admissions
criteria, academic programs, support available at UW-Whitewater,
basic financial aid information, etc.
- Participate in on-campus days and orientation/registration
programs for transfers and new freshmen.
- Provide individualized orientation information and serve as a
resource for referrals to other offices, community, and campus
support services as needed.
- Serve as an ombudsman for continuing adult non-traditional
students, providing ongoing support and referring them to other
appropriate academic advising or services when necessary.
- Communicate with enrolled adult non-traditional students in a
newsletter and by email to keep them informed of upcoming events,
important announcements, and other information of potential
interest to them.
25% C. Take a collaborative leadership role in campus and
community initiatives to improve the recruitment retention, and
success of adult/non-traditional students.
- Oversee planning, implementation, and assessment of programs
and services for adult non-traditional students, including
overseeing activities in the Non-Trad Pad.
- Provide oversight and direction of the nontraditional student
lounge and serve as an advisor for the recognized student
organization (Adult Student Connections), and mentor its student
- Take a leadership role in collaborating with UW-W’s First Year
Experience Office to develop and coordinate an effective
orientation that assists nontraditional students successfully
transition to college, and identifies barriers to degree
- Take a leadership role in collaborating with other UW-W offices
to revise existing processes, when necessary, to be more supportive
to the needs of adult non-traditional students.
- Serve as a clearinghouse of information about adult
non-traditional student services and programs on campus.
- Take a collaborative leadership role in the Associates’ degree
project, contacting students close to completing an Associate’s
degree to inform them of the Associate’s option, thereby creating a
incentive and a stepping stone for at-risk students, including
adult, non-traditional students.
- Take a collaborative leadership role in developing a
comprehensive strategy and process for the Degree Completion Team,
that assists returning students who left the University close to
graduation to move forward and complete their first Bachelor’s
- Serve on the Emergency Fund team to help distribute emergency
grants to low-income students.
- Plan, lead and participate in other initiatives aimed at the
recruitment and success of adult non-traditional students.
- Assist the University community in understanding adult
students’ needs, challenges, and strengths.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive
universities in a public higher education system that also includes
two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of
2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s
restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as
UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of
UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of
Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form
a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of
knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on
transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main
Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near
Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of
beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural
and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted
to student success within a broad range of academic programs.
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve
students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of
universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the
state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and
UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is
committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically
diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff
with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs,
backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct
characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages
applications from women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees
be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime
statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr.
would like a paper copy of the report please contact the
UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages
go to our: ALEX
which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap
emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact
Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices
). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp
support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as
other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other
resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and
staff also have access to technology transfer and research
resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 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
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 is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job
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The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has the authority to
implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to
address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis,
consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and
UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by July 29, 2021
are ensured full
consideration. Applications received after that date may be given
consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most
qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next
step of the selection process.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are
unable to complete the application online due to a disability or
system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or email@example.com.
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Only complete application packages will be considered. This
includes online submission of the following documents:
This Job ID is 17310.
- Cover Letter
- Name and contact information for three professional
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