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First Year Experience Manager

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: First Year Experience Manager & Co-Coordinator for First Gen. Student Success
UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Academic Program Manager
POSTING DATE:  January 23, 2023

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Access & Success and manages and coordinates key components of UW-Green Bay’s First Year Experience which includes First Year Seminar, Gateway to Phoenix Success, and collaborative student success programming across the university. This person leads the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of the First Year Experience in order to meet strategic, departmental, and student success goals.

In order to build a holistic First Year Experience for students, this highly collaborative position will develop stable and productive relationships across the university including the Division of University Inclusivity & Student Affairs, the First Year Seminar Faculty Coordinator, Enrollment Services, and the Division of Student Access & Success. This position will serve as the co-coordinator for UW-Green Bay’s first-generation student success efforts.

What You'll Do

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Leads the development and implementation of academic support program initiatives.
  • Serves as the liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups to identify and maintain academic program-related partnerships.
  • Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and academic program objectives.
  • Evaluates existing academic program strategy and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program enhancement.
  • May manage the unit budget and approve unit expenditures.
  • Manages degree programs and/or certificates, high impact practice programming and events, and curriculum development and implementation.



  • Master's degree at time of application
  • Three years' experience in higher education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team and independently in a high-volume work setting


  • Experience in program development and management
  • Knowledge and experience working with educational programs focused on student success with diverse student populations
  • Proficiency in speaking and reading a second language, preferably, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Oneida

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites 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

This position is a hybrid work environment subject to approved telecommuting request including remote/work from home and work at UW-Green Bay’s four campuses in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan.

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.

Compensation and Benefits

Minimum salary of $55,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Benefit Details

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


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 "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "First Year Experience Manager"
    • 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 specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • 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:

Stacy LaPlante
Phone:  (920) 412-6649

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, February 6, 2023.

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 University Police 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.