The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is positioned along the majestic Mississippi River in the midst of grand bluffs and breathtaking outdoor scenery and we have a great story to tell. We are seeking an outgoing individual who loved their college experience and is excited to promote the value of higher education at a highly desirable university.
We at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse believe students, faculty, and staff all are enriched by our exposure to differing ideas, opinions, and cultures. 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.
The Student Services Coordinator, with a working title of Transfer Admissions Counselor, will report to the Assistant Director of Admissions. This position plays a very important role in the recruitment and outreach of the Admissions Office. Our goal is to increase the number of applicants to the University and enroll the most talented student body. This staff member will meet with prospective transfer students and their families, various groups on and off campus, alumni, and other contacts to promote the opportunities offered at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Particular attention will be given to targeted populations that add diversity to the student body, including academically talented students, underrepresented minority students and non-residents. A significant part of the recruitment process will be establishing and nurturing relationships that serve as a conduit for students to learn about UW-La Crosse. This staff member will collaborate with other Admissions Office staff members, working together to coordinate recruitment activities. Travel is required, especially during the fall and spring recruitment seasons. All responsibilities shall be executed while demonstrating a commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
Bachelor’s degree (Degree must be posted by hire date.) Accreditation standards of degree-granting institution must meet acceptable levels of quality and academic standards.
Experience working in admissions or related area of higher education
Excellent written communication and public speaking skills
Ability to exercise professional judgement and maintain confidentiality
Ability to be adaptable and manage multiple competing priorities
Keen attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain
Ability to lift and transport materials up to 35 lbs.
Master’s Degree. Accreditation standards of degree-granting institution must meet acceptable levels of quality and academic standards.
Experience working with undergraduate transfer students in admissions or a related area of higher education
Ability to use and learn multiple computer technologies (such as PeopleSoft, ImageNow, Microsoft Office)
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
Ability to speak fluently in Spanish
This 12-month annual position beginning on or around January 15, 2019, offers a competitive benefit package, including personal vacation and sick leave and the opportunity to become an exceptional public speaker and build a professional network.
Application Process: Required application materials include cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references (name, phone number, email address, and relationship to you). The first review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018. If you have questions about this position, please contact Mr. Scott Johns, Search and Screen Panel 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 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. 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.
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