Career Opportunities

Student Affairs

RCMS Assistant Director/Advisor

Posting Date

4/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Director/Advisor
UW System Title:  Student Services Program Manager 1

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Director of TRIO and Precollege and serves as the primary contact for RCMS students, parents, and the community.  The Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring the success of each RCMS student through academic and personal counseling.  The Assistant Director 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.

The RCMS Assistant Director/Advisor plans and implements college preparation curriculum, assists students through every part of the college preparation process (i.e. ACT prep., FAFSA, Admissions, Scholarships, Grants and Loans), and plans all summer field trips.  Recruitment of new students through on-site presentations and utilizing the network of precollege programs in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota is a primary focus for this position each spring.  The Assistant Director also has primary responsibility for the residence hall environment during the six-week summer session, including—in conjunction with the TRIO & Precollege Programs Director--interviewing, hiring, and supervising Resident Assistants (RAs) (including the Head RA).

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Assist RCMS students with post-high school preparation to include deciding on a major, ACT prep, selecting the right institution, Financial Aid and Admissions processes.
  • Plan and implement online College Readiness courses.
  • Recruit new students into the RCMS program by working with school personnel to arrange presentations and managing incoming applications.
  • Maintain program social media presence and website.
  • Assist with program evaluation and Department of Education (D.O.E.) reports.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, high school staff, community agencies and university personnel.
  • Assist with summer program planning and implementation including hiring staff, planning field trips, incorporating the theme, assign rooms, and purchasing supplies.
  • Ensure staff is fully trained throughout the summer programming.
  • Live in the residence hall several nights per week during the summer programming to supervise, teach, and advise all program participants.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Education or related field at time of application
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a valid driver's license upon appointment
  • 2 years of experience
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • 2 years of experience managing a budget


  • Master's degree in Guidance/Counseling, Human Services or related field
  • Experience managing a grant budgets
  • Experience in academic advising or counseling
  • Experience in federally-funded education programs
  • Experience in college admission or financial aid
  • Experience in budgeting, planning, and/or logistical management of a group activities and travel
  • Experience in educational testing
  • 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

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

Travel for follow up and recruitment during the school year is needed. Summer schedule is variable with longer shifts and weekends while students reside on campus for six weeks (July and August).

Position is a full-time 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.


Salary range of $42,167-$46,500 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 "RCMS Assistant Director/Advisor"
    • 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 that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

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:

Michael Casbourne
Phone: (920) 465-2663

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, April 21, 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.