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SENIOR STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

NOTE: Only current UWM employees will be considered for this position. The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin on October 18, 2017 and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before October 17, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered. The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Bonnie Klein-Tasman, welcomes all inquiries and nominations. Nominations should include name, position, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee. Chair Klein-Tasman may be contacted at bklein@uwm.edu or (414) 229-3060. Applications must include a cover letter, a complete resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references. Application materials must be uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) at: UWM SENIOR STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title SENIOR STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER
Working Title:
Position Number 02180271
Division B03 Student Affairs
Department ***B03 SSAO STUDENT AFFAIRS***
Position Type Limited Appointment
Appointment Type Limited
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Internal
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a doctoral research-extensive university with an access mission in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System which is broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded in 1956 with the belief that Milwaukee as a great city needed a great, urban public university. UWM offers 191 academic programs and serves approximately 26,000 students. The 104 acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shore of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown, which is the industrial and economic center of the state.

UWM recently received two significant recognitions. In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation granted the campus the Community Engagement Classification for its significant work in Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s southeast region. In February 2016, UWM was designated a Research 1 doctoral research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UWM is one of 115 universities in the country with this designation; other institutions with this honor include Harvard, Yale and the University of Michigan. This recognition attests to UWM’s efforts as a premier urban public research university.
The themes of student success, research excellence, and community engagement are echoed in all University activities. UWM boasts the most diverse student body in Wisconsin, has a $1.5B impact on the local economy, and with nearly 75% of its graduates remaining in the state, is a major supplier to the Wisconsin workforce. Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role.

For more information about UWM, please see About UWM.

Job Summary

The mission of the UWM Division of Student Affairs is to be innovative in creating a thriving, supportive, and inclusive student-centered learning community that is dedicated to students’ well-being, success, personal growth, and professional development.

The Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) leads and manages the following units: Athletics, Center for Community Based Learning, Leadership & Research, Children’s Learning Center, Dean of Students Office, Inclusive Excellence Center, LGBT Resource Center, Military and Veterans Resource Center, Norris Health Center, Retail Services, Student Union, University Housing, University Recreation, and Women’s Resource Center.

The Senior Student Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as a campus leader providing vision, policy direction, and operational oversight of the administration of a comprehensive range of student-centered services, policies, and procedures. The SSAO promotes institutional/unit goals including those related to diversity and inclusion and manages budgets, operations, personnel, and programs. The SSAO collaborates with campus partners to meet institutional goals and align resources with campus priorities; directs efforts to support students from a diverse array of domestic racial, ethnic, economic, and first-generation backgrounds, as well as a diverse mix of international students; instills a culture of continuous improvement; emphasizes a positive working environment including communications to students and campus; and is a professional and positive representative of the institution with various constituencies including students, parents, faculty, donors, media, and other University offices. The SSAO supervises a team of 374 professional staff and 1,600+ student employees, and manages an operating budget of $85.8 million.

Minimum Qualifications

1) A master’s degree or other advanced degree
2) Progressively responsible management experience including supervision of professional staff, direct oversight of budgetary resources, and delivery of services to students

Preferred Qualifications

1) Experience building, supporting, and providing exceptional service to a diverse student population
2) Working knowledge of student services-related planning and programming
3) A demonstrated record of successful leadership that is visionary, collaborative, and team-oriented
4) A demonstrated commitment to partnering with internal (UWM) units and operations, including academic affairs units and faculty, to meet institutional goals
5) Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective public speaking and presentation skills
6) Sensitivity and commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in working with both internal and external constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and the community

Application Instructions

NOTE: Only current UWM employees will be considered for this position.

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin on October 18, 2017 and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before October 17, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Bonnie Klein-Tasman, welcomes all inquiries and nominations. Nominations should include name, position, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee. Chair Klein-Tasman may be contacted at bklein@uwm.edu or (414) 229-3060.

Applications must include a cover letter, a complete resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references. Application materials must be uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) at: UWM SENIOR STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 10/18/2017
Position Contact Name Bonnie Klein-Tasman
Contact Phone (414) 229-3060
Contact Email bklein@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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