Senior Student Services Coordinator

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Salary will commensurate with the level of educational and professional experience and benefits.
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Position:                           Sr. Student Services Coordinator

Working Title:                   Director of Military and Veterans Resource Center

Appointment Type:           Fixed-Term, Renewable Academic Staff Appointment

Desired Starting Date:     November 1, 2017

Description: UWM and Milwaukee have it all. Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System, we’re a learning destination for nearly 26,000 students. First-generation college students arrive here straight from high school, or years later – after starting families, changing careers or serving in the military. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee.


The Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) is the first-stop for the university’s more than 1,200 military and veteran students. The MAVRC guides and supports prospective, current, and alumni student veterans of the university through: advisement, education of the resources available, and by offering a safe space for past and current service members. Additionally, MAVRC provides career counseling and placement programming, college transition orientation, campus and community education, and is the lead for all veteran-centric programming including: Veterans Week, the Corporate Partners Program, and the Military and Veteran Graduation Ceremony.


Responsibilities: The Military and Veterans Resource Center is seeking applications from dynamic persons interested in the position of Senior Student Services Coordinator.  The Director of Military and Veterans Resource Center, under the supervision and direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, oversees daily operations and guides the center through a well-developed vision of comprehensive support for student veterans. The MAVRC director leads UW-Milwaukee forward in providing transition, academic, and career support to student veterans while also offering high-impact educational programs for campus employees, community supporters, and corporate partners about military service and veteran issues.


Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in business management, organization development, education, counseling, or related field and a minimum of two (2) years working experience in higher education or the non-profit sector.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education, human resource development, counseling, educational psychology, social work, or related field. Minimum of six (6) years working experience in higher education, community planning, public administration, human resource development, sustainability, or related area. Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory or lead worker roles in higher education or non-profit sector. Demonstrated knowledge of military service and veteran transition issues and/or one (1) year of active duty military service. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of emerging trends in support of student veterans and community resources available to all current and former military veterans. Demonstrated ability to work independently, handle time-sensitive matters, uphold confidentiality, and work with a high level of discretion. Experience interpreting and communicating institutional policies, rules, and regulations. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, collaborate, and foster mutually-beneficial working relationships with diverse constituencies, including but not limited to students, parents, faculty, staff, campus leadership and external entities. Demonstrated experience in budget management, financial planning, fundraising, and grant proposal writing.


Application Procedure: Complete application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience in knowledge as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Applicants must apply electronically to by the application deadline date.


Candidates chosen for an interview will be required to submit official college transcripts.  All finalists being considered for the position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. 


                                Contact Information: Please direct inquiries and questions to Jean Salzer by email at or phone at (414) 229-5064.


For the UWM Campus Security Report & Policy see or call the Dean of Students Office at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.  The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identity be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

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.