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Upward Bound Program Coordinator & Student Advisor (2 Vacancies)

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Upward Bound Program Coordinator & Student Advisor
UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Pre-College Services Advising Specialist
POSTING DATE:  March 13, 2023

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Upward Bound Director and assists with planning and delivering of pre-college program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policies, and assists with program administration to establish effective relationships between the university, partners and communities.

UW Green Bay’s Upward Bound programs serve high school students to enhance academic success, college readiness and completion. The program provides opportunities for participants to learn skills to help them succeed in their precollege performance and pursue higher education. Upward Bound serves students from low-income families and those who would be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree (first-gen.).

The Program Advisor works closely with high school students in Green Bay Area Public Schools to provide ongoing guidance, support and resources in order to increase completion of secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of higher education. The Upward Bound Program Advisor also works closely with the Upward Bound Director to facilitate student involvement and create detailed reports and monitor budget activities. The advisor performs program activities including student recruitment, direct student service, development and facilitation of programs and partners with school district staff to engage with students. This position calls for a highly organized, flexible and self-directed individual with excellent communication skills.

What You'll Do

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the pre-college program.
  • Schedules, secures, and communicates logistics and resources in support of a pre-college program.
  • Delivers pre-college program content and materials to community members.
  • Researches, develops, and facilitates pre-college program content and materials.
  • Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement.
  • May assist with monitoring of pre-college program budget spending.
  • Serves as a main point of contact to students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements.
  • Provides support in identifying appropriate fields of study, career options, or programs and refers students to appropriate resources.
  • Leads the implementation of program policies and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers.



  • Bachelor’s Degree at time of application
  • Two years’ experience in K-12 school(s), higher education or other educational organizations working with low-income, first generation, English language learners, or new immigrant populations
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail in all aspects of the job
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with the ability to use databases, spreadsheets and software applications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, human services or related field
  • Experience with grant or federally funded educational programs
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Experience in event planning
  • Bilingual, preferably in 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

Some travel is required for working with students in their high schools and attending workshops, conferences, and meetings. Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.

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.  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 $44,000.

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,
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  • Select "Upward Bound Program Coordinator & Student Advisor (2 Vacancies)"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
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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 that specifically addresses 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:

Andrea Felmer
Phone:  (920) 465-2035

Application Deadline

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