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Student Success Coach, GEAR UP Rising Phoenix (2 Vacancies, 1 Year Appointment)

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Student Success Coach, GEAR UP Rising Phoenix (2 Vacancies, 1 Year Appointment)
POSTING DATE: May 22, 2024

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the GEAR UP Rising Phoenix Manager and will serve as a Student Success Coach for the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program, an innovative program providing cohorts of students in partner schools the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree along with their high school diploma. The Student Success Coach works closely with school district staff and provides academic advising and social and emotional support for high school students enrolled in the Rising Phoenix program. The Student Success Coach manages the orientation to college process, provides intensive support, academic advising and major/career exploration, maintains students' records, and works with the schools to establish the alignment between UW-Green Bay courses and high school courses.  The Student Success Coach will provide services that support the University's mission and goals regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

This one year-100% position is funded through the UW-Green Bay partnership with the state GEAR UP program and is renewed on an annual basis dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. The GEAR UP grant is a 7-year, renewable grant with funding through August 22, 2026. These 2 positions may be assigned to serve a combination of GEAR UP school districts in the following regions: Ashland, Bayfield, Wausau, Shawano, Green Bay, Sheboygan and/or Milwaukee.

What You'll Do

  • Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the Rising Phoenix Program.
  • Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of the Rising Phoenix Program.
  • Delivers Rising Phoenix information and materials to students and school district staff.
  • Researches, develops, and facilitates Rising Phoenix content and materials.
  • Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement.
  • May assist with the monitoring of Rising Phoenix program budget spending.
  • Leads the implementation of Rising Phoenix student services, programming, policies, and procedures and provides the day-to-day support for students.
  • Implements student success strategies to provide intensive academic advising and social-emotional support for high school students from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Advises students in the areas of: Course selection in relation to college and career goals including high school graduation and Associate of Arts and Sciences degree requirements, use of student support services, college success skills, and post-secondary planning including college applications, financial aid, and scholarships.
  • Teaches or co-teaches a First Year Seminar course sections, which serves as the on-ramp to college for students.



  • Bachelor's Degree in education, psychology, human services, or related field at time of application
  • Two years' experience in K-12 schools, college or university, or other educational organizations
  • Demonstrated development and organization of innovative programs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, self-prioritize and remain flexible to shifting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail in all aspects of the job
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with the ability to use database, spreadsheet and word processing software/applications


  • Master's Degree in education, counseling, or a related field
  • Experience in higher education and student affairs
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Bilingual, preferably in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Oneida
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting institutional efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community
  • Experience working with diverse underrepresented and first-generation students

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

Occasional evening and/or weekend work. These 2 positions may be assigned to serve a combination of GEAR UP school districts in the following regions: Ashland, Bayfield, Wausau, Shawano, Green Bay, Sheboygan and/or Milwaukee. 

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment. This position may have the option to work on-campus or a hybrid schedule, subject to approved telecommuting request, as well as work with students and school staff within assigned high schools. 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 will be asked to provide names, email contact information, and/or phone numbers for three (3) references, with at least one being from a manager or supervisor, during the interview process. 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 $44,000

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


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 "Student Success Coach, GEAR UP Rising Phoenix"
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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

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:

Aubrey Schramm

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, June 5, 2024 .

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.