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Director Of Precollege Programs

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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Director Of Precollege Programs

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 01507307

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, the position of Director of Precollege Programs (Director) will lead a team of professional staff, augmented by student worker support, to provide strategic direction, programming leadership, operational oversight, and evaluation for pre-college programming within the Division of Enrollment Management. Of great importance, the Director is expected to develop and fosters relationships with constituents in support of the program and community partners.

The TRIO & Precollege Programs (TPP) department is made up of twelve federal and state programs serving over 5000 middle school, high school, and adult students. Programs housed within TPP and supervised by the Director are listed at

The Director is responsible for directing strategic planning initiatives and establishing pre-college program objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, and staffing resources, including bringing all resources into alignment within the department. The Director determines pre-college program staffing needs, develops operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and pre-college program unit objectives, and reviews and proposes strategic budget adjustments.

As a member of the divisional leadership team, the Director advises divisional leadership on pre-college program services and student needs and serves as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing pre-college program information. The Director position is a highly visible role who will often represent the university when identifying, promoting, and maintaining internal and external partnerships.

The Director will foster collaboration among the various constituents within the institution so that a unified approach to the precollege experience is achieved. The successful candidate will strive to create a welcoming, caring environment for precollege students and their support networks, ensuring consistent excellence across all programming. The Director will be responsible for communicating to partners, both internal and external, the goals of the unit.

As the leader of TPP, the Director is responsible for all reporting associated with the numerous grants funding the existing TPP programs. Further, the Director will be responsible for seeking new, innovative and collaborative sources of funding to ensure ongoing precollege programming.

Position Responsibilities:

Directs strategic planning initiatives and establishes pre-college program objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, and staffing resources; bring all resources into alignment with structure; Determines pre-college program staffing needs; Develops operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and pre-college program unit objectives; Reviews and proposes strategic budget adjustments; Advises divisional leadership on pre-college program services and student needs; Serves as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing pre-college program information; Identifies, promotes, and maintains internal and external partnerships; Ensures compliance with all grant reporting requirements; Identifies new, innovative and collaborative sources of funding.

This position also Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and management skills. Additionally, the Director must be aware of the confidential and oftentimes sensitive nature of the topics presented in the precollege student environment. The Director must also be a strong leader, providing direction and mentorship to professionally develop and foster growth of staff. The Director must also be able to work with competing priorities, adjust to rapid changes in a rapidly-changing environment, and meet deadlines even in the event of interruptions and focus distractions.

Minimum Qualifications
1) Bachelor’s Degree
2) At least three (3) years of experience in precollege programs or student services supporting a diverse student population
3) Experience in a leadership role, with at least one year of relevant experience.
4) Demonstrated experiences working with populations that have been historically underrepresented (e.g., first-generation, Pell-eligible students, etc.) in educational settings

Preferred Qualifications
1) Experience in a public, academic environment working with a diverse student, faculty/teacher and staff population
2) Demonstrated experience building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders within a diverse community
3) Experience coordinating state and/or Federal grants and their reporting requirements
4) Demonstrated professional experience needed to understand, convey, advance, and demonstrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in performance of responsibilities and amongst their team
5) Experience working in or assisting with establishing an integrated student service model
6) Ability to collaborate and achieve consensus among various constituents
7) Experience working with technology to improve efficiency and delivery of goals

Application Instructions
NOTE: Applicants who applied previously must re-apply to this posting in order to be considered for this employment opportunity.

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide a cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and 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(s) selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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