Pre-College Services Coordinator #18739

UW Whitewater   Whitewater, WI   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 1, 2022
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Pre-College Svcs Coordinator - STU DIVERSITY, ENGAGMNT & SUCS - 18739


Student Diversity, Engagement and Success, Academic Affairs, seeks an Academic Coordinator for the PreCollege, Upward Bound program.

Academic staff positions are provided fixed terminal appointments with annual renewals unless otherwise noted. Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon performance, university funding and external forces.


This is a twelve-month position that reports to the Associate Director of PreCollege. Two key purposes of this position are to:

  • 50% Develop and conduct high impact college preparatory programming, including academic and career advising to students in grades 9-12, as well as workshops through schools visits and campus activities.
  • 50% Develop and manage Upward Bound Summer Enrichment Program/Summer Academic Camps


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree required at time of hire
• Experience with college preparatory academic and career advising
• Experience coordinating academic and career programming for youth
• Experience working with diverse populations

Desired Qualifications:

• Degree in Education, Counseling, Communications, Project Management, or other related field
• Experience in the administration of projects that serve academically disadvantaged, low-income, and potential first-generation college students (such as TRIO programs)
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong computer skills
• Experience with implementing grant activities in a creative and effective manner
• Experience with curriculum development
• Background similar to participants
• Demonstrated ability to meet set goals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
• Adaptability and flexibility to handle various situations and think strategically in response to issues.
• Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
• Commitment to student-centered, collaborative team approach
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to present to a variety of constituencies
• Creative approach to programming development
• Understanding of issues related to access and success in education and challenges facing students with first generation and low-income backgrounds
• Technology skills related to social media, data management, and communication


  • Provide high quality academic and career advising to program participants in target schools throughout the academic year
  • Develop collaborative relationships with K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators
  • Recruit students for participation in Upward Bound activities
  • Coordinate tutorial services for participants within their schools
  • Assist with college applications, the FAFSA, and other college enrollment materials
  • Maintain advising records within program data systems
  • Monitor student achievement for student success and program goal attainment
  • Understand and promote the dual enrollment process for program participants


  • Develop and coordinate innovative workshops (Saturday Colleges and in-school)
  • Provide programming in: academic skills development, career exploration, leadership skills, financial literacy, test preparation, and other PSE success topics
  • Teach students to advocate for themselves as they prepare for, and enter, PSE
  • Engage families in the educational process
  • Coordinate reservations, transportation, meals, and invitations for events
  • Attend and supervise Team Leaders (student employee support) at Saturday College events


  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of the summer enrichment program
  • Coordinate recruitment and application process for camp participants
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise camp staff and instructors
  • Schedule camp activities, including classes, workshops, recreation, and cultural activities
  • Oversee purchasing for summer programming including transportation, classroom supplies, and activities
  • Work closely with Continuing Education to prepare for summer logistics
  • Plan and chaperone regional college tour


  • Make presentations to prospective students, enrolled students, families, K-12 staff, PSE faculty/staff regarding Upward Bound and related topics
  • Represent Upward Bound at various campus and off campus functions at state, regional, and national, meetings as assigned by the Director
  • Prepare budget requests for programming
  • Assist with grant writing process
  • Conduct evaluation and assessment of programs, including collecting providing data for annual reports
  • Participate in professional develop opportunities
  • Coordinate special projects as assigned


PreCollege Programs (PC) supports the mission and core values of the Office of Student Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES) and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W) by providing programs that enhance, engage, and support students in their pursuit of postsecondary education and beyond.

PreCollege programs engages in collaborative relationships with precollege students and their families, secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, regional access/opportunity programs, university leaders, student leaders, and student organizations. PreCollege Programs facilitate student access and understanding of the process for preparing for higher education through advising, workshops, and holistic educational experiences.


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (


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Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.


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Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


Applications received by September 30th, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Cheri Steck

PreCollege Programs


Sam Fett



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references

This Job ID is 18739.

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