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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Number: 00959745

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
The Upward Bound Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a federally funded (U.S. Department of Education) TRIO college preparatory program with a design to generate in its participants the skills and motivation they need in education beyond high school. Upward Bound provides unique academic, career, and cultural opportunities for qualifying high school students who express an interest in pursuing college and demonstrate the potential to succeed in post-secondary education. Upward Bound grants currently serve approximately 956 programs nationwide and in Puerto Rico with over 70,000 students.

Providing the Tools to Build Academic Skills, Emotional Intelligence, and Social Success in High School, College, and Beyond is the mission TRIO and Upward Bound to address and help develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that college demands. Students achieve program goals through a well-developed academic, cultural, social, and career readiness curriculum. Through workshops, tutoring, and advising, we are partners fostering the formation and pursuit of intellectual goals, well-developed and practiced social skills (such as leadership), and personal vision development.

It is also important to note that we are a resource; however, parents are the most vital support our students can have. Parents whose children participate in Upward Bound are required to support the program and their child’s involvement; by working together (program, students, and parents), we can prepare a better future for our scholars.

Job Summary
The purpose of the Upward Bound Advisor is to provide educational outreach and support services for high school students on a college trajectory who wish to graduate and obtain postsecondary credentials. The duties include (but are not limited to) outreach and recruitment of potential UB participants into the program, providing individualized student advising, planning, facilitating, and evaluating academic and cultural enrichment classes, workshops, activities, and events. These activities include academic tutoring, residential and non-residential academic enrichment summer and year-round camps, coordinating field trips, and college tours to assist participants with successfully graduating from high school prepared to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary education.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling, or a related field, or commensurate work experience
  2. Demonstrated work experience with high school students in an educational setting
  3. Demonstrated experience working with historically underrepresented populations (e.g., first-generation, free/reduced lunch recipients, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Master’s Degree in fields of study that emphasize training in educational programming, instruction, and application/delivery at the time of hire
  2. At least two (2) years of experience working with first-generation and low-income or free/reduced lunch recipients and underrepresented or educationally disadvantaged populations
  3. Demonstrated experience teaching, counseling, advising, and/or working in a position that advances high school students learning, leadership, and/or metacognitive skills
  4. Experience with maintaining student caseload, or database management for reporting

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 they meet any of the qualifications, 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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