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Career/Academic Services Coordinator

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Student Support Services

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Student Affairs Program Specialist
  • Job ID: #18766
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Career/Academic Services Coordinator

A 60% academic staff position (24 hours per week) is available in Student Support Services beginning Fall Semester 2022. The official title of this position is Student Affairs Program Specialist, and the working title is Career Development Coordinator. This position is contingent on grant funding, and the salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

UNIT: The TRIO Student Support Services project receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education to promote the retention and graduation rates of 300 eligible students who are from low-income households, are first-generation college students, or have disabilities. The Career Development Coordinator contributes to this objective by assisting the students in setting career goals, gaining access to career development experiences, and preparing for and conducting the employment search. The Student Support Services program is strongly committed to the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Click on this link to access the program’s web site: https://www.uwec.edu/SSS/index.htm.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • A degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience providing student services

Preferred

  • Experience with the administration of academic and career assessments
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, with ability to establish supportive relationships with students
  • Experience providing classroom instruction or conducting workshops
  • Awareness of the concerns facing students who are first-generation/low-income
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Assist with the interviewing and selection of program participants
    2. Conduct individual and group career counseling sessions to promote the students’ retention and graduation
    3. Administer and interpret academic and career assessments, such as the Noel-Levitz College Student Inventory and the Strong Interest Inventory
    4. Perform outreach to encourage students to secure internships, engage in service learning, and assume leadership roles that will strength their career profiles
    5. Provide assistance with resume development, interviewing skills, and job-seeking strategies
    6. Assist in supervising student mentors and planning learning-community activities
    7. Teach a section of General Arts and Sciences 100, Foundations for Academic Success, to facilitate the transition of new program participants into the university environment
    8. Teach a section of General Arts and Sciences 250, Academic and Career Exploration, to assist students in developing career goals
    9. Collaborate with faculty and staff in academic departments and student service units to address the educational needs of the project participants
    10. Perform other duties, as assigned, to promote the students’ academic achievement, retention, and graduation

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest with a commitment to the core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The city of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

CLERY ACT REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES: By definition of this position, you will be considered a campus security authority (CSA) to whom people may report certain crimes occurring within our on-campus and off-campus property. You may review the CSA responsibilities at this link: https://www.uwec.edu/kb/article/policies-uwec-clery-act-compliance/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. 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 Student Support Services: Student Affairs Program Specialist position (Job ID # 18766) 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 or curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Debra Baier; baierda@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 7, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

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

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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).