Multicultural Student Services Advisor *Revised 8.28.20
Part of a dynamic team in the Multicultural Student Services (MSS) office, the Advisor is responsible for providing services in support of the retention and graduation of Black, Native American, Asian and Hispanic/Latinx students. The MSS Advisor coordinates programs and activities, developing curriculum for ongoing and new initiatives. The MSS Advisor also works with new admits helping ensure successful transition to UW-Stout. Anticipated start date: October 26, 2020.
Minimum / Required
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum two years’ experience working with Black, Native American, Asian and/or Hispanic/Latinx populations
- Demonstrated experience with program/activity/workshop development and facilitation
- Two or more years of experience working with Black, Native American, Asian and/or Hispanic/Latinx populations *
- Two or more years of advising experience including significant work with underrepresented populations *
- Excellent communication, organization, and conflict management skills
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate and assess multicultural student retention programs
- Social media and marketing experience
- Advanced computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, design software, etc.)
- Advise Multicultural Student Services (MSS) students in areas such as academics, graduate education, career counseling, financial literacy, etc. (including maintaining a caseload of Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant student recipients)
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate support services and make appropriate referrals
- Utilize an integrated contact management system to track student contacts and assist with program management
- Coordinate academic, career, financial literacy, personal and cultural enrichment activities
- Facilitate opportunities to enhance multicultural understanding of students and serve as an ally within an inclusive campus environment
- Create leadership opportunities to enhance intercultural development and a supportive multicultural community for students
- Promote student involvement in university activities and student organizations
- Manage Multicultural Student Services social media and weekly email for underrepresented minority students
- Provide assessment of programs and services
- Assist in the coordination of a UW-Stout student outreach team to communicate (text, phone, social media) with newly admitted underrepresented minority students to promote living and learning communities and assist with a successful transition to the university
- Outreach to and frequent communication with newly admitted underrepresented minority students to facilitate completion of housing contract, financial aid, placement testing, first year registration and orientation and facilitate matriculation to the university
- Present to and meet with prospective students during campus visits (in groups or individually) and sharing our services
- Occasional evening and/or weekend work is expected
- Other duties as assigned
The Multicultural Student Services (MSS) office is committed to inclusive excellence. MSS provides academic, career and personal support for students. MSS fosters opportunities for growth and development in connecting with others who value diversity and inclusions, as well as facilitating opportunities for network development. MSS prioritizes students’ academic success through advising, mentoring, tutoring and facilitation of workshop opportunities. MSS helps students learn how to successfully invest in themselves and their education providing opportunities for financial literacy development. MSS also seeks to increase intercultural development of our students, to embrace and celebrate cultural differences and be their best selves.
The MSS staff demonstrates the values of inclusivity, equity and diversity, and has a commitment to collaboration, trust, respect, excellence and accountability. MSS is a collaborative and professional work environment, in which we work respectfully and in partnership with UW-Stout employees, students and community members.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, many of which are unique to Stout or are are not offered elsewhere in the Midwest. Average student enrollment is 9,000.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by September 15th, 2020. Late applications may be screened until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Jamie Vue
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Kristine Giammattei
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Job Family: Staff