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Academic Coordinator

University of Wisconsin Superior
Superior, WI Full-time
Posted on January 3, 2020

UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution.  Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members.  We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals.  The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.

UW Superior TRIO Programs is going to fill the following position:
Academic Coordinator (75% time) – McNair Scholars Program (working title) 
Associate Instructional Specialist – 75% time

Purpose:  To provide academic, career, and personal counseling and services to students who are low income, first generation college, and underrepresented in graduate education.    

The job qualifications of the Academic Coordinator: The Academic Coordinator (75% time, 12 months) reports to the McNair Director. The Academic Coordinator provides academic, career, and personal counseling and services to students who are low income, first-generation college, and underrepresented in graduate education.  The position is responsible in providing academic, career, and personal counseling to students, report on student program, plan and conduct workshops; assist in recruitment and selection of participants and perform public relation activities.  The Coordinator maintains a caseload of McNair students and serves on university and regional committees to promote the goals of the project and to advance LIFG/UR students.  Some travel is required.

Responsibilities – 

  • Provide personal, career, and academic counseling (or referrals) as appropriate to students selected to be in the program
  • Conduct in-take assessments on students (learning styles, study skills, computer skills, and personal adjustment inventories)
  • Set up an Educational Action Plan with each student based upon assessment results, providing services to achieve graduate school goals
  • Conduct workshops on topics pertaining to graduate school and guide scholars through the graduate school application process
  • Maintain and update information on the UWS McNair Scholars Program website
  • Perform PR activities to inform area colleges, departments and the community about the McNair Scholars Program and its services through presentations, website, brochures, newsletters, and other methods
  • Serve on the selection committee to screen applications, conduct interviews, and select scholars for the program.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and take McNair Scholars on group graduate school visits and to professional conferences (approximately 3-5 trips/year which include overnights and/or weekends)
  • Keep accurate, organized, and up to date case notes and case files on all students in the program past and present
  • Monitor and report on student progress in the program
  • Assist with Annual Performance Report and accountability reports
  • Track performance measures, update program database and prepare annual performance report to U.S. Department of Education and UWS Administration
  • Implement plan for data collection, documentation and evaluation of all phases and requirements of the program
  • Complete monthly activity reports and submit to the McNair Scholars Program Project director
  • Develop and implement new activities and services as appropriate
  • Nights and weekend travel is required
  • Maintain a caseload of student
  • Other duties as assigned and/or necessary

MCNAIR Academic Coordinator Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in education, counseling, student personnel, STEM education or a related field.
  • Experience with advising/counseling/educating low income, first-generation, and/or minority students on academic, graduate school, career and personal issues preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience advising/educating low income, first generation and underrepresented (LIFG/UR) students on academic, graduate school, career, and personal issues preferred; LIFG/UR background a plus.
  • Ability to facilitate graduate level research skills and study habits.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills and computer skills.
  • Ability to network with and conduct PR activities with diverse communities, faculty, staff and students.

Salary: UW-Superior offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.        

Additional Information: The position is a 12 month position.

Application Process: For priority consideration, completed applications must be received by Three weeks from ad placement. Screening will continue until the position is filled.

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UW-Superior: A Special Place:
The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience.  At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity.  UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes.

The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.  

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

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, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

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