The Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) invites applications for an Advisor. This is a full-time (100%) annual position that reports to the Director of Upward Bound and is responsible for conducting outreach to area high schools with the purpose of providing direct assistance to students who are low-income and/or potential first generation college students. The position is federally funded through the Department of Education TRIO Upward Bound grant.
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.
Build and maintain partnerships effectively with target school administrators and teachers, community professionals, and agencies.
Communicate with parents regarding students' academic progress and plans for higher education.
Assist students in completing college and financial aid and scholarship applications.
Assist with supervising summer residential program (requires living in residence hall with UB staff during much of June and July each summer).
Assist in supervising academic year tutoring sessions, Saturday events and college visits (requires working some evenings and Saturdays).
Identify and recruit students for Upward Bound who have potential for success in postsecondary Education.
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.
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.
The anticipated start date for this position is September 2017. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the first review date of August 22, 2017. Position will be open until filled. Applicants interested in this position will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and reference contact information document to include the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references. For questions regarding the position, contact Lisa Yang, Director of Upward Bound at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoy the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.