Pre-College Liaison - Continuing Education - 17950

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The Department of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Pre-College Liaison (Compliance Specialist III, CP020).

This will be a fixed term annual appointment and reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.


The Precollege Liaison performs a wide range of executive duties in the implementation of policies and procedures involving minor on campus. The position requires the management of multiple priorities, strong attention to detail, knowledge of national trends in youth programming, child protection, and institutional liability involving minors. This person must also have effective communication skills, knowledge of university policies and procedures, and independent judgement, and sound decision making when it comes to protecting minors on campus. When authorized, the Precollege Liaison speaks/acts on the behalf campus leadership when addressing program accountability when said program poses an institutional integrity risk or risk to minors on campus. The position requires mastery of a broad set of competencies: event support and coordination, financial management, project management, policy formation, benchmarking of best practices regarding youth programs, national trainings in youth programming and policies, effective written and oral communication, organizational skills focusing on policy formation and data, time management, project management, and computer proficiency.

The liaison will also assist as needed with the operation of camps, clinics, and conferences on campus. This assistance includes both administrative tasks, such as assisting in monitoring financial and procurement requests, assisting with hiring of seasonal staff, and assisting with general camp operations such as camp registration.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Documented experience leading and training large groups of young adult and adult learners
  • Documented experience demonstrating organizational skills focusing policy creation and program data collection, time management and project management
Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with management, budgets, and project planning
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices for youth programming nationwide
  • Knowledge of benchmarking, policy platforms, and program resources in youth programming across the US
  • Knowledge and/or membership with current youth protection organization
  • Understanding of UW-System Practices and Policies
  • Ability to communicate with various communities within the higher education setting
  • General understanding of FERPA and the Clery Act
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficiency with software applications, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Proficiency with Excel to track, reconcile, and provide reports regarding financial data
  • Ability to create and understand policy as in applies to minors on campus
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Program Assessment, Compliance and Oversight
  1. Performs in depth taxonomy assessments of what precollege and youth programs exist across campus. (ie conferences, camps, affiliated activities, field trips, individual lessons, internships, shadow experience, and more)
  2. Serves as primary liaison with institutional programs, departments and divisions associated with hosting minors on campus. (e.g. University Housing, Conference Services, Office of the Registrar, Risk Management, Student Recreational Services, and the Precollege Council.
  3. Maintains and manages youth activity data centrally
  4. Collaborates on System Youth Compliance Database Development
  5. Hosts Campus Wide Training on HR Practices that best serve minors on campus
  6. Performs quarterly audits of all precollege and youth programs associated with the institution
  7. Provides quarterly reports to the offices of Compliance, Risk Management, Deans, and Department heads in regard to better ways to support Precollege and Youth Programming on campus.
  8. Performs yearly audits all programs and processes to assure compliance with all UW-System policy
  9. Serves as the campus authority granting permission for all youth programming associated with UW Whitewater
Policy Implementation
  1. Conducts periodic reviews of current campus policies affecting minors on campus
  2. Implements needed changes to current UW policies involving minors involved in UW Programming based on UW-System updates, nationwide benchmarking of policies and best practices
  3. Oversight of Staff Training Mandates for all programs
  4. Joint policy oversight of policies documenting non employed youth serving staff
Provide Ongoing Training and Support
  1. Trains all programs on student data collection including but not limited to program registration, media release, permission to treat, transcripts and medical data
  2. Participates in regularly scheduled UW-System Precollege Council Meetings.
  3. Collaborate with other Precollege and Youth Programs to assess training gaps and needs.
  4. Periodic checks of understanding and training as implemented campus wide.
    1. Provides ongoing training for all precollege and youth programs through the Precollege Council
Support for Camps, Clinics, and Conferences
  1. Provide general support for youth programming at UW-Whitewater as needed.
  2. Assist in processing of season staff hiring
  3. Assist in budgetary monitoring and procurement
  4. Some evening and weekend hours may be required, especially in the summer season.

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $54,000 - $60,000.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


Applications received by February 16, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Susie Feuerstein
Outreach Program Manager


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial Transcripts
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