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Services for Students with Disabilities:  Advising and Academic Services Coordinator

 

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks applicants for a professional academic staff position in Services for Students with Disabilities TRIO Grant Project AIM to serve as the Advising and Academic Services Coordinator. This is a full-time position with an official title in the Student Services Coordinator title series. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2013 (negotiable.) This is a renewable appointment contingent on performance and on grant funding.

Responsibilities

  • Review students' program application information and assist with the interviewing and selection of project participants.
  • Assess the educational needs of project participants, identify services that will promote their academic development, and prepare individualized academic plans.
  • Advise participants regarding majors, course selection, degree planning, career development, and university policies, as supplemental adviser.
  • Monitor the academic standing and degree progress of all project participants, coordinating the project's midterm intervention and other academic support efforts.
  • Perform outreach and design special services for students in negative academic standing.
  • Design and facilitate programming for participants on such topics as course registration, financial planning, and applying for scholarships.
  • Meet with students to assess their tutorial needs and assign tutoring as appropriate.
  • Provide information and advice regarding financial aid, financial literacy, and completion of the FAFSA.
  • Assist the Director in preparing publicity materials and compiling project reports.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, to promote the academic achievement, retention, and graduation of project participants.

Requirements

  • Master's degree in education, psychology, counseling or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities in an academic setting.
  • Experience advising students who have a variety of academic majors.

About the Unit:
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is committed to providing all students with an equal educational opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the university community.  The Services for Students with Disabilities office works with students, faculty, staff, and community partners in a cooperative manner to review policies and procedures and to facilitate the provision of services and accommodations that will ensure that university facilities, programs, and activities are universally accessible. The federally funded TRIO Grant Project AIM (Ability In Motion) is a Student Support Services program dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rate of eligible students, fostering an institution climate supportive of their success, and improving students' financial and economic literacy.  Project AIM will focus exclusively on students with disabilities.

Application Procedure


Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Services for Students with Disabilities: Advising and Academic Services Coordinator position (Job ID# 9135) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume/vita
  • Transcripts
  • Names of three references.

If you have application questions, please email thomasvl@uwec.edu.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by July 26, 2013. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

To learn more, visit the Web site: www.uwec.edu/employment


UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 7/11/13

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