The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Division of Diversity and Inclusion is seeking candidates for the next Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). The Director will oversee and administer the federally funded Department of Education TRIO SSS program serving SSS eligible college students. The duties of this position include the following: (1) assure that the mission of SSS is fulfilled; which is to retain and graduate program participants by completing the objectives outlined in the grant proposal; (2) supervise professional staff; (3) oversee budget expenditures; (4) write and submit annual performance reports (APR) and SSS grant proposal; (5) serve as a liaison with campus administrative and academic departments; (6) serve as a liaison with the Department of Education to assure compliance with federal regulations; or provide direct services to SSS participants.
We, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse believe students, faculty, and staff are enriched by our exposure to differing ideas, opinions and cultures. We strive to be a leader in Wisconsin's movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. We believe that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving excellence as a nationally recognized institution of higher education. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
About TRIO SSS program:
Eligibility for TRIO students includes the following: (1) US Citizen or Permanent Resident, (2) currently enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and (3) one of the following criteria: (a) first generation college student (neither parent or legal guardian graduated from a four-year college or university,) (b) receive a substantial amount of financial aid (usually in the form of grants,) and (c) have a diagnosed disability.
The ideal candidate will have the following required and/or preferred qualifications:
Master’s degree in administration, counseling, education, or a related field.
Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in the administration and management of a program or department, including program development and administration, supervision of personnel, budget development and management.
Minimum of three years of work related experience at a post-secondary level; academic advising, counseling, direct support to students, teaching, or similar experiences.
Have demonstrated a strong commitment to underrepresented populations including but not limited to first generation, low income, students with disabilities, racially and ethnically diverse students, veterans, and returning adults.
Ph.D. or Ed.D. in administration, counseling, education, or a related field.
Three or more years of experience in the administration and management of educational opportunity or support services programs, including program development and administration, supervision or personnel, budget development and management.
Successful experience in grant writing and/or grant management.
Two or more years of experience working with TRIO and/or traditionally underrepresented populations including first generation, low income, students with disabilities, racially and ethnically diverse students, veterans, and returning adults.
Successful experience in developing a collaborative team approach within a unit or department.
An individual with similar experience or background of TRIO participants.
This is a 100% full-time, annual (12 month) position, which includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2019 but is negotiable. The search process will be ongoing until the position is filled. First review date will be April 1, 2019.
A complete application must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, telephone number, e-mail address). If you have any questions about this position, please contact Will Van Roosenbeek, Search and Screen Committee Chair 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 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.
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.