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Advisor TRIO Upward Bound Math/Science

Posting Date

10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title: Advisor
UW System Title:  Associate Advisor

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Director of TRIO and Precollege Programs. The Regional Center for Math and Science (RCMS) Advisor serves as the primary contact for RCMS students, parents, and the community. The Advisor is responsible for ensuring the success of each RCMS student through academic and personal counseling. The Advisor should be familiar with the challenges and barriers that low-income, first-generation students and their families face in preparing for college and be ready to help RCMS students overcome the obstacles in their path to postsecondary education.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement college preparation curriculum, and assist students through every part of the college preparation process (i.e. ACT prep., FAFSA, Admissions, Scholarships, Grants and Loans).
  • Help plan and chaperone all summer field trips.
  • Facilitate on-line learning, conduct online small-group cohort-based discussion sessions bi-monthly, and follow-up with one-to-one advising as needed.
  • Teach the college readiness and financial literacy classes.
  • Responsible for the annual recruitment of new students through onsite presentations and utilizing the network of precollege programs in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.
  • Provide academic and personal advising on college attainment, course selection, careers, ACT/SAT prep, financial aid, and other academic/social/personal areas.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, high school staff, community agencies and university personnel.
  • Assist with management of incoming applications, necessary summer forms, and documentation paperwork. Communicate with all students about necessary paperwork; answer questions from students and parents.
  • Research field trip options while being aware of budget constraints: colleges and universities, educational activities (museums, etc.), large businesses, medical facilities, amusement parks, fairs, movies, live theatre, malls, outdoor activities, sports games, community service, etc.
  • Maintain active social media presence and ongoing information exchange with interested students, staff, and community contacts.
  • Assist with program evaluation and Department of Education (D.O.E.) reports, documentation of services and expenses, grant editing during grant application year.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Education, STEM or a related area at time of application


  • Master's degree
  • Experience in academic advising or counseling, federally-funded education programs, college admission or financial aid, teaching, workshop presenting, and logistical management of group activities and travel
  • Experience working with students from low-income, academically disadvantaged or students with disabilities
  • Experience in overcoming barriers similar to those encountered by low-income, academically disadvantages or underrepresented students
  • Bilingual Spanish

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Schedule is variable with longer shifts and weekends while students reside on campus for six weeks (July and August). Travel for recruitment, summer/academic year field trips, and the week of field research (1 week in July) is required.

Position is a full-time (100%) Academic Staff appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Advisor TRIO Upward Bound Math/Science"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Lisa Schmelzer
Phone: (920) 465-2989

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Note: 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. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.