University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — Academic Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee seeks applications for an Academic Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator in Undergraduate Student Services.

The primary responsibility is the advisement of prospective and currently enrolled undergraduate Business students in the Lubar School.  The Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator will guide students pursuing all undergraduate Lubar majors, certificate programs, Business minors, accelerated master’s programs, and second-degree programs. Additionally, the incumbent will have a focus in prospective student and transfer recruitment as well as student retention.  Specific duties/tasks are very numerous and wide-ranging.  This position will also provide staff assistance to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.

Job Duties:  Advise current and prospective Business undergraduate students on issues related to admission, registration (course selection), and graduation (program requirements). Advise all undergraduate Lubar major curriculums, certificate programs, Business minors, accelerated master’s programs, and second-degree students. Assist students in developing strategies to address academic difficulty and refer them to Lubar and campus resources, as needed. Plan and implement school/campus initiatives to increase student retention and graduation rates in the UWM Lubar School of Business. 

Collaborate with the Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator to develop and implement strategies to recruit prospective new freshmen and transfer students through outreach campaigns, recruitment events, classroom visits, and on-site advising at partner institutions. Liaise with area high schools, transfer institutions, and UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Complete transfer credit evaluations for prospective transfer students and lead the Lubar Transfer and Adult Student Orientation (TASO).

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assignments & project work as required.  The advisor will also provide back-up for other advising staff and the Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator, as needed.  Given the extended hours of the Student Services Center and recruitment activities, occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.  

Qualifications:  Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree and minimally one year related experience in student affairs working with ethnically diverse college or university populations.  Also necessary is proficiency with integrated student information systems/technologies for advisement and demonstrated knowledge of undergraduate advisement strategies.  Preferred qualifications include Master’s Degree, evidence of excellent planning, organizational and customer service skills, and excellent oral and written communication including effective public speaking skills.  Also beneficial is demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise sound judgment, and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, as well as the ability to think strategically and develop collaborative relationships within a large diverse organizational structure and culture.  Preference will be given to candidates with student recruitment experience and familiarity with advising students in AACSB curriculum. 

Candidates seeking consideration must apply https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/33059 and submit application materials electronically to include: cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with contact information to include postal addresses, e-mail and phone numbers.  Review of applications will begin November 28, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  However, applications received after November 27, 2021 may not receive consideration.

For information relating to the campus security report for UWM, visit the following:  www.cleryact.uwm.edu. All finalists for this position will require a background check, consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.  UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Questions about this position should be directed to Andrea Wrench, Assistant Dean at 414-229-5271 or awrench@uwm.edu at the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. 

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