University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — Advisor (Financial Aid)

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated as R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city. UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the University educates more than 26,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. Bill.

The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy. As UWM’s newest division, the Division of Enrollment Management is responsible for is responsible for providing guidance in vision, policy direction and operational oversight in enrollment of students and their progress to graduation. With particular emphasis on student retention and graduation, the Division of enrollment Management is founded on the belief in every student’s ability to succeed.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Milwaukee. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identify, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment, and Military Education Benefits at UWM strives to provide effective and reliable service in support of the academic mission of the University. Members facilitate and support students and their families in meeting the financial costs of attaining a degree in higher education. Two (2) full-time fixed-renewable academic staff Advisor positions are available in the Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits.

Interested candidates bilingual in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position will advise prospective and currently enrolled students, their parents, and other public entities that have contact with the Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits. This individual will participate in outreach and awareness activities for the department, division, and university and will be expected as well to assist in the evaluation and implementation of policies and procedures for application review and analysis. This individual will perform needs assessment for financial aid applicants and participate as a team member in meeting established departmental goals and engage in professional activities.

Annual pay rate for this position is between $38,000 – $42,000.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (degree must be granted by the date of hire). While the major field is not critical, majors in social work, student personnel, business, guidance, and counseling related fields would provide a strong background for this position.

Prior financial aid or academic advising experience.

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