UW-La Crosse Office of Multicultural Student Services is seeking a full time Precollege Coordinator to plan and supervise various precollege initiatives that serve multicultural and disadvantage (M/D) youth, 1st-12th school-aged students. The individual in this position will plan and supervise various precollege initiatives that serve multicultural and disadvantage (M/D) youth, 1st-12th school-aged students, recruit precollege students, university students, staff, and volunteers. This position also involves collaborating with local school districts to plan and implement site-based programming. In addition, the Precollege Coordinator will assist the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) & UWL’s Admissions office with high school visit days. As a part of the OMSS staff team, participation in retention and advocacy on behalf of multicultural university students is required. This individual reports to the Outreach Program Manager.
UWL and the Division of Student Affairs value diversity and creating a supportive environment for all members of our community. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence and ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
This is a full-time, annual (12-month) position, which includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The first review of applications is April 1, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.
Bachelor's degree required in education, school counseling, school social work, or related
A valid driver's license and a clean driving Must be authorized to drive university vehicles.
Demonstrated ability to work with low-income, first-generation, multicultural, and diverse 1st-12th grade students in an educational
Demonstrated record of conducting assessment, and/or evaluations of programs, students and
Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal Ideal candidate should demonstrate ability to be highly organized and detailed-oriented
Strong computer skills, including proficiency w/ MS Office
Requires evening and weekend work with occasional overnight
Ability to work cooperatively/effectively to develop key partnerships with various faculty, staff, and students throughout the campus community, and with parents, families, school administrators or other community
Ability to be a self-starter and take initiative
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast-paced
Master’s degree education, school counseling, school social work, or related
Knowledge of multicultural communities and values
Experience leading small group discussion and training and supervising mentors, volunteers, and/or paraprofessionals
Ability to speak and write Spanish and/or Hmong
Ability to lift materials and equipment weighing up to 60
Applicants interested in this position will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and reference contact information document to include the name, title, telephone number and email address of three professional references. For questions regarding the position, contact Monica Yang, Outreach Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S.News& World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 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.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
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. 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.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. 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.
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.