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Hispanic Outreach Specialist

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Administration

 

 Position Summary:

The Hispanic Outreach Specialist is a newly created position that works to build on current pre-college services and enhance outreach activities to build trusted relationships and on-going community dialogues between UW-Platteville and tristate Hispanic communities. This person will provide consistent outreach to these communities in effort to better serve them, as well as to create an educational pipeline and access for students within these communities. The salary range for this position is $42,000-$50,000/year.

 

Responsibilities:

Job Duties:

Build and foster relationships and make connections with Hispanic, Latinx and/or other immigrant and refugee communities

Organize, schedule, and conduct outreach and recruitment activities on a variety of topics to meet identified needs and opportunities at K-12 schools, community agencies, and on and off campus sites. This includes, but is not limited to: community listening workshops, interviews, focus groups, and archival data collection. Arrange transportation, facilities, and refreshments as appropriate

Provide DACA clinics to include current state and federal regulations, legal representation and other pertinent information

Work with families to assist them with education, government, workforce and other established needs

Travel to outreach sites

Flex schedule as necessary to work evenings and weekends as needed to meet community needs

Work closely with the Precollege Coordinator and assist with College Clubs, summer camps and other outreach programming

Maintain a small roster of current students in an auxiliary advisor capacity

Oversee programming and supply budgets, staffing and management of resources

Provide content and support for website, social media and marketing materials

 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written in English and Spanish

Knowledge of Hispanic communities, the dynamics within and issues they may face

Knowledge of the K-12 education system

Working knowledge of college readiness, financial literacy and recruitment strategies that affect access to education, retention, and achievement gap for underrepresented minority students

Current and valid driver's license and ability to travel

Requires a professional who is detail-oriented, takes direction well, has the capacity to be a leader and a role model, and can work both independently and in a team setting

Knowledge of outreach methods and activities for historically underrepresented students

Experience in community organizing/event planning

Ability to understand, interpret laws, regulations, policies, guidelines and procedures

Ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse clientele in a team environment

Ability to provide dynamic hands-on activities, lead community discussions and provide engaging presentations to students, families and community members

Marketing, web design and public relations skills preferred

 

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to support the outreach, retention and academic attainment for under-represented students. Our goal is to help these students successfully navigate higher education, seek leadership opportunities and prepare for their futures.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 

Application Deadline:

 

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by January 18, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Lisa Roh at rohl @uwplatt.edu

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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