Distance Learning Center
Student Services Outreach Specialist

Job Details:
Hiring a full-time, 12-month academic staff member to provide student services support for programs offered at a distance from UW-Platteville. The work will include assisting with admissions, transfer credit evaluations, student services, advising, retention, and services for students with disabilities. The position is an annual appointment with the period of employment beginning July 1, 2013. The work schedule is 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The annual salary is $41,336.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree preferably in Business Administration, Human Services, Communication, Education, or related field.
  2. 1-3 years of professional work experience in higher education.
  3. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  4. Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  5. Commitment to or experience with diverse populations.
  6. Experience working individually and as part of team with internal and external constituents.
  7. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  8. Leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks.
  9. Ability to work 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree.
  2. Experience in the admissions, advising, or student services area.
  3. Experience with student information systems or databases such as PeopleSoft and/or Microsoft Access.

  1. Review admission files and make decisions on admission status for undergraduate programs.
  2. Perform review of transfer credits for new and continuing students including communicating with students, advisors, faculty, and schools on course reviews; entering, reviewing, and posting transfer credits in official University database; and other duties related to transfer of credits.
  3. Provide advising and retention communications to underrepresented populations of distance students including, but not limited to, non-traditional students and students who are incarcerated.
  4. Facilitate the first year experience program (Return to Learn).
  5. Oversee probation process for online and print based undergraduate students.
  6. Coordinate with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities to provide academic accommodations.
  7. Serve on appropriate committees.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of application that addresses each published qualification for employment; a concise separate statement describing the applicant's history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; a resume; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted via the online application system.

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Please direct questions to:
Pam Mootz
Distance Learning Center
Email: mootzp@uwplatt.edu

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/university/documents/student_policies/safety.html#crime_statistics. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.