The Transfer Retention Specialist will assist with monitoring the early alert system for transfer students and provide proactive outreach to other specific student groups in the Office of Multicultural Student Services. This individual will report to the Assistant Director for Retention. In partnership with the Assistant Director for Retention, this position responds to students’ academic needs through coaching and referral to appropriate campus resources. The specialist will also work collaboratively with academic departments to implement proactive interventions for specific transfer student populations who do not meet established benchmarks, such as credits earned, declared major, grade point average (g.p.a.), financial aid, math placement, or timely degree completion. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence, and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. This is a full-time, annual (12 month) position that includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package.
Bachelor's degree required in education, counseling, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies/Ethnic and Racial Studies, or related
Minimum of one-year experience of demonstrated ability to work with low income, first generation, transfer, multicultural and/or diverse students in an educational setting.
Experience training and supervising tutors and student workers.
Experience coordinating advising, tutoring and small group discussions.
Demonstrated record of conducting assessment and/or evaluation of office programs
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication
Strong computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a part of a team
Master’s degree education, counseling, social work, or related field.
Experience working with financial aid
Proficiency with social
Strong computer proficiency with Peoplesoft, D2L, and Canvas.
Language proficiency in Spanish.
Candidates interested in the Transfer Retention Specialist position at UW-La Crosse will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information for 3 professional references (names, email address and telephone number). All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Richard Sims, Assistant Director for Retention, Multicultural Student Services at 608-785-8225 or email@example.com.
The anticipated start date for this position is on or before April 1, 2018. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the first review date of March 9, 2018.
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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 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.
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.
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About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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 contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.