PEOPLE College Advisor
Categories: Great Lakes Region 5
|Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE)
|University of Wisconsin - Madison
The PEOPLE College Advisors provide guidance in major exploration, class selection, identifying campus resources and services, study abroad opportunities, internships, financial aid, student organizations, leadership opportunities and more. Additionally, the PEOPLE College Advisors coordinate programs focused on post-graduate plans such as graduate school and professional development. The college staff are student advocates and ensure PEOPLE Scholars are supported from college entry to graduation.
The Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) is a pre-college to college pipeline program for students of color and low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to potentially attend college. Their journey prepares them to apply, be successfully admitted and enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The students who attend UW-Madison (PEOPLE Scholars) are awarded a four-year tuition only scholarship. The PEOPLE College Program is a unit within PEOPLE that works directly with the PEOPLE Scholars to help them progress toward graduation and to ensure their college experience enriches their lives intellectually, socially, personally and professionally.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- One academic year of higher education experience in academic advising, student affairs, student services, counseling or related area required (including graduate work).
- Experience working with underrepresented students.
- Knowledge of issues of equity and diversity in educational settings.
- Willingness to work flexible hours required (including evenings and weekends as necessary).
- Master's degree strongly preferred.
- Degree preferred in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, psychology, sociology, social work, or related area.
- Experience working with low-income, first-generation college students and underrepresented students
- College level teaching experience or facilitating a first year experience course for undergraduate students
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, group facilitation, and organizational skills
- Proficiency with computer applications including Windows-based computing systems and Microsoft Office products
- Ability to exercise initiative and propose innovative and collaborative student development programming
- Detail-oriented, strong communication skills, takes direction well, and works both independently and in a team environment