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McNair Project Advisor

Apply now Job no: 498020
Work type: Academic Staff - Project/Interim (12 Month)
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative, Student Services

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UW Platteville seeks an academic advisor to fulfill McNair Project Advisor position.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded TRIO program that is designed to help undergraduate students achieve their goal of earning a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The program helps students transition from undergraduate and graduate education through academic, research, and scholarly experiences. 

The incumbent for this position engages students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, updates student advising records, and contributes to the development and delivery of academic advising related events and programs. Works to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

This is a full time, 12-month, paid leave and benefit eligible position. Salary for this position is $45,000.
 

Responsibilities:

  • The McNair Project Advisor position is responsible for administrative support that includes, but is not limited to: participant recruitment; serving as an academic advisor to program participants; administering and evaluating academic and needs survey assessments; creating and maintaining Individual Needs Assessment (INA) and Individual Development Plan (IDP) on participants; assisting participants with graduate/professional school planning; maintaining the program website to provide updated McNair Project information and application materials; developing and conducting student development/academic/graduation workshops; accompanying program participants to cultural events; attending professional development training; and other duties as assigned by the Project Director.

 

  • Participant recruitment.
    • Serving as an academic advisor to program participants.
    • Administering and evaluating academic and needs survey assessments.
    • Creating and maintaining Individual Needs Assessment (INA) and Individual Development Plan (IDP) on participants.
    • Assisting participants with graduate/professional school planning.
    • Maintaining the program website to provide updated McNair Project information and application materials.
    • Developing and conducting student development/academic/graduation workshops.
    • Accompanying program participants to cultural events; attending professional development training.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Project Director.
  • Additional duties:
    • Receives, processes, and responds to academic inquiries according to established policies and procedures
    • Serves as a main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options and refers students to appropriate institutional resources.
    • Implements academic advising events such as workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers
    • Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies
    • Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing -and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
    • Proactively engages students as needed.
    • Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Master’s degree required in higher education administration, student development, counseling, social work, or STEM related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in collegiate teaching or working with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar programs serving underrepresented college students.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience providing academic, career, economic literacy advising and assisting assigned McNair Eligible Students with the graduate school admissions and financial aid process.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively advise and advocate for those students from the target population in a college setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to first-generation students and students from historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
  • Valid driver's license

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 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.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: January 17, 2023. 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.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Quentin Sprengelmeyer, 608-342-1814

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.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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