The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is in pursuit of exceptional candidates for the position of Coordinator for Student Engagement. Positioned between Minneapolis and Madison, along the majestic Mississippi River in the midst of grand bluffs and breathtaking outdoor scenery, lies La Crosse; a vibrant community with a historic downtown.
Our Coordinator for Student Engagement at UW-La Crosse is an opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact on the lives of college students. And our students, without a doubt, will have a greater impact on you. The culture of engagement at UW-La Crosse is phenomenal, and the investment our student leaders and staff have in developing strong communities and lasting relationships are what make our program special. We are student-centered, we care, and we have fun!
The Coordinator for Student Engagement (CSE) will work closely with the Residence Life Leadership Team (RLLT) to provide structure and accountability for the Office of Residence Life’s (ORL) Diversity and Inclusion efforts. The CSE will also oversee the leadership and programmatic efforts designed to increase the student engagement and success at UWL. The CSE is a live-off member of the Leadership Team within the Office of Residence Life, reporting to the Director of Residence Life. In addition to primary job responsibilities the Coordinator for Student Engagement will provide overall leadership, coordination, collaboration and direction for all Residence Life initiatives, services, and operations. The CSE contributes to the vision, mission and values through participation in strategic planning, department goal setting and determining priorities. The CSE also has shared responsibility for functional (indirect) supervision and development of full time staff within the department.
- Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field.
- Minimum of three years, post-Master’s Degree, professional experience.
- Prior experience in diversity, inclusivity, and cultural competency work.
- Prior experience in student organization advisement.
- Prior experience in working with student leadership models.
- Prior knowledge and experience of high impact learning practices that may include learning communities, student interest groups, thematic communities, University/community partnerships, faculty friend programs, etc.
- Demonstrated commitment to the first year experience.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other offices and departments.
- Knowledge and experience working with learning curriculum development.
- Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated organization and planning skills.
- Understanding of millennial and centennial generations and an ability to think creatively in regard to their needs.
- Demonstrated marketing skills.
This is a full time, 12 month position, which includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. Start date is July 17, 2017 (Negotiable).
Priority consideration will be given to all applications completed on or before Sunday, June 4, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.
The Office of Residence Life is committed to creating an inclusive environment for our students and staff to feel welcome and at home by valuing all identities and experiences, including but not limited to, racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ability, and religious backgrounds. Our residence life staff and student leaders work together to promote differing ideas, opinions and cultures. We work in cooperation with various departments across the campus to enhance these values and to provide the best possible understanding of inclusive excellence.
If the Office of Residence Life at UW-La Crosse is a place where you can envision incorporating your experiences, apply online at https://employment.uwlax.edu/. When applying, use position number 532. The position is listed as under Staff/Administrative.
Additional information is available at www.uwlax.edu/reslife/employment-opportunities/professional-staff/
or by contacting Lisa Weston, Coordinator for Student Engagement Search Committee Chair, email@example.com or 608-785-8158.
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 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.