Educational Talent Search Advisor


UWM Educational Talent Search Program has an opening for an Advisor.  The program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program assists participants with the postsecondary application process. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.  This position assists with the planning, and implementation of programmatic events and activities as well as outreach and recruitment.  Qualified candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree (non-specified) and a minimum of two (2) years of post-baccalaureate experience working with low-income and/or under-represented populations

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s and/or Bachelor’s degree preferred in Education, Counseling, Social Sciences, or related fields; experience in Higher Education and/or pre-college type programs a plus; experience working with middle/high school students; experience working with a diverse student population; evidence of ability to execute academic and advising workshops; have strong written and verbal communication skills; evidence of ability to plan long and short term programs; bilingual in Spanish is a plus; experience overcoming obstacles similar to target population also a plus; proficient with Microsoft Office applications; familiarity with databases.

This is a fixed term, non-teaching, academic staff appointment and includes occasional evening and weekend hours.  Salary ranges from $39,000 to $47,000 depending on the level of educational training and years of professional advising and/or counseling experience within the UWM academic staff salary structure. This appointment includes a comprehensive benefits package covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application materials must include a letter of application including program or position of interest while also addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications. A professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should also be submitted.

Applicants must apply electronically to by the application deadline date of January 2, 2019.

Contact Information: Interested job seekers are welcome to contact, Tanganyika Weathers at (414) 229-4287 or with any questions and/or concerns regarding this position vacancy.

UWM is a AA/EO employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the

Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, see or contact the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118, at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

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