Program Coordinator

The Office of PreCollege Programs

The Office of PreCollege Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, housed in Multicultural Affairs and Students Success, Academic Affairs, is considering applications for a Coordinator position. The position has two components: During the academic year, the coordinator will serve students in their schools and occasionally on campus.  The summer component encompasses summer planning for all PreCollege Summer activities. We ask that you read the description below and forward your resume and references if you are interested in discussing the position.

Coordinators in the Office of PreCollege Programs serve in a variety of capacities, drawing on the unique talents of each person.  The general academic year responsibilities of the position include academic and career advising to students in grades 9-12 through school visits at designated target schools in Milwaukee and Racine.  Coordinators are also expected to assist in the planning and implementation of Saturday Colleges; as well as provide supervision on those days (one Saturday per month).  School coordination activities may also include, but are not limited to:  coordination of tutorial services, educational planning, assistance with college and financial aid applications, as well as other services that are required to meet the goals and objectives of the program. The coordinator will be expected to enter all student and academic data electronically for collection and evaluation of student performance.

The Coordinator begins summer planning during the spring semester by preparing for the application process, recruitment, programming logistics, training, and staffing.  Programming for the summer includes academic, career, and cultural experiences for students in grades 6-12, as well as college preparation for students entering college in the fall. This position supervises graduate and undergraduate students for all summer camps.  Coordinators must work well with faculty/staff, administrators, K-12 teachers, community leaders, parents, and children with a focus on customer service.  Experience in programming and administration of Upward Bound, Academic Excellence, and Summer Academic Camps is required as well as the ability to reside in the residence halls during summer programming.
This description attempts to indicate the kinds and of responsibilities given this position and shall not be construed as defining all specific duties and responsibilities of this position. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct and monitor the work of their employees. Statements of employee duties are not intended to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of responsibility.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Communications, Project Management, or other related field.  Successful candidates will have experience in planning academic and college preparatory programs and camps, experience with multicultural and economically disadvantaged students, experience with grant assessment and management, as well as experience with curriculum development.  Candidates must be able to work occasional weekends and non-traditional hours during the summer as well as have reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:
PreCollege Programs is also seeking individuals with strong skills in one or more of the following areas: data management (Access) to include query development and attention to detail (basic training provided if offered a position), ability to present to small/large groups, creativity in workshop development related to key areas of academic skills and college prep, ability to relate well to school staff; and, understanding of challenges facing first generation and low income youth.  This is a high energy position working with disadvantaged students in the target areas; specific goals and objectives must be met.

Rank:  Associate Student Services Coordinator Level 03  1.0 FTE academic staff position (12 months)

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Starting Date:  Flexible, with October 1, 2013 preferred

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.

To Apply: A complete application package must include a cover letter describing how you meet the minimum qualifications and explain why you feel you are qualified to fulfill key responsibilities of the position; resume; and a list of three professional references including their telephone number and email addresses. 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. Transcript(s) and a background check of the successful candidate will be required prior to appointment.  Electronic submissions of application materials are highly encouraged.

Applications received by September 6, 2013 are ensured consideration; position will remain open until filled.

Qualified candidates will be contacted to further discuss the position as the academic year approaches.  If you have any additional questions feel free to contact me at the information below.   All resumes and applications should be sent to the following:

Pamela Warren, Associate Director
Office of PreCollege Programs
800 W. Main St., 323 MC
Whitewater, WI  53190
FAX: 262/472-2794
Email: precollege@uww.edu

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