The Department of Student Affairs Administration (SAA) in Higher Education, in the College of Liberal Studies, at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UW-L) invites applications for a full-time Instructional Program Manager II (official title). The Coordinator of Graduate Programs will begin January 3, 2018 (earlier start date negotiable). Offering three distinct master’s programs (MS.Ed.), the department offers face-to-face, online, and blended cohort options. Since May of 2017, the department has also offered an online doctoral degree (Ed.D.). The department has a long history of providing students with the knowledge and skills to ensure their success in a variety of positions in higher education and student affairs. The department program recognizes and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who will coordinate the department's MS.Ed. and Ed.D. degree programs, including overall responsibility for all leadership functions related to recruitment, admissions, enrollment, orientation, and student services for all master’s and doctoral students. The Coordinator should have a profound understanding of issues of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity in higher education and student affairs, and show commitment to or skills in recruiting, enrolling, mentoring, and retaining students from underserved or traditionally marginalized populations.
We seek candidates with a strong commitment to the success of graduate students in student affairs practitioner preparation. The Coordinator of Graduate Programs will collaborate with a wide variety of colleagues at UWL, as well as our partner institutions employing our students. The successful candidate will have a strong background as a professional in higher education and/or student affairs with specific expertise in one or more of the following: recruiting, advising, mentoring, supervising, or retaining college students.
Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field.
Minimum of three years professional experience working in higher education or student affairs
Experience advising, mentoring, supervising, or retaining college students
Professional experience recruiting, advising, supervising, mentoring, and retaining diverse students in higher education or student affairs
Minimum of five years post-master’s experience working as a higher education or student affairs professional
Teaching experience in a higher education setting.
Ability to enhance the institutional and departmental mission of inclusive excellence.
Professional experience with marketing, public relations, desktop publishing, or web design
Appointment: 100% annual year
Closing Date: Open until filled.
First Review Date: September 18, 2017
Starting Date: January 3, 2018 (earlier start date negotiable)
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 26 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 enjoys 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.
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.