Multicultural Student Services Assistant Director *Accepting applications
Reporting to the Director of Multicultural Student Services (MSS), the Assistant Director will have responsibilities in developing, evaluating, and implementing access and retention efforts to support historically underrepresented/underserved students (African American/Black, Indigenous/Native American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American/Hmong, biracial and multiethnic). The Assistant Director will lead the strategic plan for the Stoutward Bound (SWB) early-bridge program with a focus on access, matriculation, and retention of first-year students in partnership with Admissions, First Year Registration and Orientation, SWB stakeholders, and university partners. SWB is designed to provide students with a supportive environment committed to preparing them for success and supporting their transition from high school to college. This position will also assist the Director in providing leadership for programs and services supporting the successful college transition, retention, and graduation of historically underrepresented/underserved students.
UW Official Title: Multicultural Initiatives Manager AE053
Minimum / Required
- Master’s degree in education, student affairs administration, or related field from
- Demonstrated advocacy and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Experience in the supervision and leadership of professional staff, graduate assistants and/or student workers
- Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating programs/workshops
- Demonstrated professional experience and success working with and supporting diverse populations, identities, and backgrounds with special emphasis on historically underrepresented/underserved population
- Evidence of effective interpersonal communication skills that demonstrate the ability to work with and build rapport with students, university partners, and stakeholders
- Strong demonstrated experience working with African American/Black, Indigenous/Native American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American/Hmong, biracial, and multiethnic students
- Demonstrated experience with professional advising in higher education
- Demonstrated experience coordinating and evaluating college access, early-bridge, and/or retention programs
- Demonstrated ability to manage conflict and/or solve complex problems
- Proven computer skills in working with student record keeping databases (i.e. Peoplesoft, Navigate or similar system) and data analysis skills
- Work closely with Director to advance college priorities for improved student access and retention of historically underrepresented students.
- Maintain a caseload of students and provide advisement and support to students in the areas of college transition, academic support, career counseling, financial literacy, graduate education, etc.
- Manage support and retention services to high and early support MSS students (academic probation, academic dismissal, early alert).
- Promote the academic success of historically unrepresented students by offering distinctive programs and activities that introduce students to a community of networks and teach students how to navigate and/or negotiate processes within the institution.
- Facilitate and work collaboratively with MSS staff, university employees and departments to coordinate academic, career, financial literacy, personal and cultural enrichment workshops and activities.
- Lead the strategic plan for Stoutward Bound (SWB) and provide annual report on program progress and outcomes.
- Provide leadership for the development, coordination, and implementation of the Stoutward Bound early start two-week program; and provide leadership and support for the advisement and academic monitoring of the SWB students throughout the academic year, follow-up services in the second year and beyond, and programming in the Multicultural Living Community (MLC).
- Collaborate with faculty and staff across departments to coordinate SWB courses, housing and meals, course registration, workshops, and services to support the needs and success of students.
- Provide leadership and supervision for a professional staff, graduate assistant, and student workers including hiring, onboarding, training, and supporting their professional development.
- In partnership with Admissions, lead the SWB recruitment plan. This includes, but is not limited to, developing a communication plan, building relationships with college access partners, presenting about MSS and SWB for campus visits, and outreach to prospective students.
- In partnership with the Director, develop strategies/methodologies to measure, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of SWB and other MSS programs, and assess student needs and program outcomes.
- Serve as an advisor and provide support to multicultural student organization through advisement, leadership development, and guidance with event planning and coordination.
- Assist the Director in budget planning, tracking, and reconciliation with responsibilities in maintaining designated program budget.
- Work collaboratively with office support personnel to ensure appropriate documentation, contracts, program expenses and other information are within departmental and university guidelines and policies.
- Utilize EAB Navigate to monitor students’ academic progress, maintain record of student contacts/engagement, and export reports.
- Occasional evening and/or weekend work is expected.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
UW-Stout’s Multicultural Student Services (MSS) office is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. MSS provides academic, career and personal support for students. MSS fosters opportunities for growth and development in connecting with others who value diversity and inclusion, 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. MSS is committed to supporting the professional development of its staff and in creating an environment that fosters individual and team learning and growth.
The MSS staff demonstrates the values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity, 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. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.
University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.
A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin 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 an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys 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 encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: 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
Minimum starting salary $52,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing 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.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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, Phone: 715.232.2149.
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).
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To apply, click on the radial APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs
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*
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
*Please also use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by April 10, 2022.
*Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation 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 accommodation 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: Bethany Risler
Job Family: Supervisory