Coordinator of Peer Mentor Program

First Year Experience and Learning Communities

Position: Hayes-Hill Student Services Specialist

Working Title: Coordinator of Peer Mentor Program

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required with a focus in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education or related field preferred.  Experience training and supervising students is preferred.  Excellent organizational skills are required, along with demonstration of strong written and oral communication skills.  Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills are required.  Ability to work with diverse groups of people.  Experience instructing/teaching is desirable.

Rank: Academic Staff

Salary: Competitive

Responsibilities:  The First Year Experience and Learning Communities office at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is seeking applicants for the Coordinator of the Peer Mentor Program position. 

The Coordinator of the Peer Mentor Program has responsibility for administration of the UW – Whitewater Peer Mentor Program.  Designed to assist new students in making a successful academic and social transition to the University, the program includes the selection, training, and supervision of approximately 85 student staff members.  The position also works in collaboration with the New Student Seminar course Instructors, as Peer Mentors are connected to each section of the course.  This position will also collaborate on the planning of other initiatives based within a comprehensive first-year experience program (including work with all orientation programs, Family and Transfer Programs, and support of the Learning Communities).  There will also be opportunities to represent the office on various University committees.  Other duties may be assigned.

This is a full-time (forty hours per week) position.  Occasional night and weekend work will be required.  The position reports to the Director of the First Year Experience and Learning Communities office. 

University:  UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of over 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 master's degree programs.  It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum. 

Community: Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000, is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest.  The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area.  Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago.

Application Information:
Interested applicants should apply electronically and provide the following:
•Letter of application addressing qualifications for position
•Resume including all relevant professional experiences
•All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application)
•The names and contact information for three (3) references

Only complete applications will be considered.  Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. 

Applications may be submitted to:
 Kelli Danielski
 Chair, Search and Screen Committee

Deadline: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 1st, 2013The anticipated start date for this position is April 1st, 2013.  The position is considered open until otherwise noted. 

UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.