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New Student and Family Program Specialist

Apply now Job no: 498836
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Student Affairs Program Specialist
Business Title: New Student and Family Program Specialist
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $36,000 - 48,000, depending on experience 
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: 12-month, Annual, Fixed-term Renewable
Position Summary:

Provides subject matter expertise in the development and execution of programs within the scope of student learning and development. Organizes the facilitation and development of curriculum design for on-going and new educational initiatives in New Student and Family Programs. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


1. Creates and maintains schedules, logistics, and resources for New Student and Family Programs.

2. Maintain budgets associated with New Student and Family programs and services.

· Purchase items within university purchasing guidelines and utilize ShopUW+

· Generate and analyze reports of unit outcomes

3. Assess programs and services and collaborate with New Student and Family Programs Associate Director and New Student and Family Programs Manager to implement changes.

· Create and produce the monthly Parent and Family Newsletter.

· Develop and implement a Parent and Family Weekend program.

· Respond to questions & concerns from new students, their families, and university departments. Serves as a subject matter expert regarding student affairs to internal and external stakeholders.

·Generates and analyzes reports of curricular and unit outcomes

4. Assist with design and development of publicity and marketing materials to include websites, email and social media communication, informational mailings, and day-of publications. Assure these communication efforts align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns.

· Collaborate with university departments and with University Marketing & Communications.

5. Collaborate with New Student and Family Programs Manager to organize student-focused first year programming and resources to promote new and ongoing educational initiatives.


1. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

2. Bachelor's degree in a related field.

3. Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

4. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and make decisions in a fast-paced and changing work environment.

5. An understanding of the nature of project management and willingness to work extended hours prior to the implementation of large-scale programming.

6. Working knowledge of budget management.

7. Highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills; must work accurately and efficiently in order to meet a multitude of deadlines and responsibilities.


1. Experience working with and implementing programs for diverse populations.

2. Ability to assess programs, formulate plans, and implement responses to improve administrative efficiency and enhance the participants' experiences.

3. A clearly articulated student success philosophy related to the first-year experience for entering students.

4. Experience with budget management

6. Experience with advising or working with student groups 

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: Cover Letter, Resume, Contact Information for 3 References 

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by December 13th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO 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 or 920-424-1166. 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
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO 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 & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 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.

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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or