Multicultural Student Services (MSS) Advisor ** Revised application deadline
The Multicultural Student Services (MSS) office is seeking a team member that is committed to student success and development to be a part of our dynamic and diverse team. The MSS Advisor position is responsible for providing services to support the retention and graduation of African American/Black, Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, and multi-ethnic students. This position coordinates and develops programs for ongoing and new initiatives and works collaboratively with other offices to support the successful college transition, retention, and graduation of underrepresented minority students. This position will report to the MSS Director.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating programs/workshops
- Strong advocate and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) with proven ability to work with underrepresented/underserved populations
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
- Strong experience working with and supporting African American/Black, Native American, Asian and/or Hispanic/Latinx populations
- Experience with professional advising in higher education
- Demonstrated ability to manage conflicts and/or solve complex problems
- Proven skills in working with student record-keeping database (i.e. PeopleSoft, Navigate or similar systems) and Microsoft Office Suite
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate and assess retention programs
- Advise Multicultural Student Services (MSS) students in areas such as academics, graduate education, career counseling, financial literacy, etc. including maintaining a caseload of students.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate support services and make appropriate referrals.
- Coordinate the Lawton Minority Retention Grant, Advance Opportunity Grant, and other grants/scholarships in collaboration with Financial Aid Office and monitor award recipients progress towards graduation.
- Utilize EAB Navigate to monitor students’ academic progress (early alert, early and high support retention initiative, etc.), schedule advising appointments, and track student contacts.
- 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 provide a supportive multicultural community for students.
- Promote student involvement in university activities and student organizations.
- Provide support to multicultural student organization(s) through advisement, leadership development, and guidance with event planning and coordination.
- Outreach to and meet with underrepresented minority students to assist and guide their college transition, develop a plan for academic success, connect them to appropriate services meeting their needs, and work collaboratively across campus to seek resources to support students.
- Occasional evening and/or weekend work is expected.
- 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
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/
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).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. 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*
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
*Please 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 January 2, 2022. Applications submitted after January 2nd may be reviewed 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: Sarah Wynn
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
Job Family: Staff