Job Positions

Latino Outreach Coordinator

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

Dean's Office College of Business and Economics

Institution:

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Date Posted:

Sep 23 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

October 14, 2019
 

Position Description

Under the direction of the Dean and in collaboration with college administrators, campus partners, and college faculty, Latino Outreach Coordinator implements educational outreach efforts that increase awareness of and access to higher educational opportunities for the Latino and immigrant communities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The coordinator plans and implements non-traditional educational outreach activities at schools, churches, community centers, adult education sites and libraries throughout the region and provides all such activities in English and Spanish. The coordinator personalizes the admissions process through case management helping students/families apply for scholarships and financial aid as well as arrange orientation and initial advising appointments. The coordinator supports student engagement activities and helps advise Latino student organizations. The coordinator also supports the College marketing staff in managing social media pages, creates scripts for video and audio content such as radio shows, and creates and edits college view books and brochures designed for the Latino and immigrant communities. The coordinator must stay up-to-date and aware of social, political and educational trends and challenges faced by prospective and current students and must network and collaborate with intercollegiate departments and community organizations and agencies so that appropriate student support service referrals are provided to meet the unique linguistic and cultural needs of the diversity of students supported.

Duties

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify, recruit, and enroll prospective Latino and other under-represented minority students
Provide culturally responsive educational outreach and awareness activities for the Latino community
Promote and recruit Latino and other under-represented minority students at regional, national, and international recruiting opportunities (ex: career fairs, organizations, etc.)
Develop and manage Customer Relationship Management system (CRM)-based recruiting campaigns
Works with community organizations (middle school and high schools, churches, libraries, community centers, adult education centers, etc.) to provide educational workshops and programs to assist prospective students with academic and career goals setting, admissions processes, scholarship searches, and financial aid applications
Provide one-on-one and family-based college admissions counseling and financial aid/scholarship counseling for prospective students utilizing a case management style
Refers students to advising and career counseling to undecided students
Refer students to appropriate student support services (counseling, tutoring, financial aid support, etc.) or the community (counseling, health services, etc.) depending upon students’ needs
Supports efforts of the College Diversity Coordinators and the Office of Student Diversity Engagement and Success
Supports the College and others with planning and implementation of key Latino College and University events
Support academic opportunities such as teaching a special section of a Learning Community and/or providing guest lectures in other relevant courses
Supports and/or provides college preparation programs and summer enrichment activities to address student readiness, recruitment and retention to higher education Works with LatinX business community and creates connections between the business community and our business outreach services

Application Process

Applications received by September 30, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and 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 not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu. For questions regarding the position, please contact:
Robert M. Schramm
Assistant Dean
schrammr@uww.edu
262 472-4980
TO APPLY: Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
Resume/CV
Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Three Professional/Supervisory References with contact information
Unofficial Transcripts
This Job ID is 15881.

Institution Information

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: The College of Business and Economics is an AACSB-accredited university offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree programs both online and on-campus. CAMPUS INFORMATION: 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. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. 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. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers 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. 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 state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. 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.

Additional Information

A detailed job description can be found at https://www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-non-instructional

Contact Information

Robert M. Schramm Assistant Dean
schrammr@uww.edu
262 472-4980

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience OR equivalent
Bilingual in English and Spanish with strong verbal and written communication skills in both languages
Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree preferred in areas mentioned above and four years of experience
Commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community and technical college and student success
Personal and professional integrity with an emphasis on confidentiality and attention to detail
Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects at once
Must have a strong understanding and knowledge of Latino and immigrant educational, social, and economical assets and barriers