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New Student and Family Programs Director

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus, Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff


Official Title: Student Affairs Director (INTERNAL UWO SEARCH ONLY)
Business Title: New Student and Family Programs Director
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $70,000-$75,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Limited
Position Summary:

This is an internal search that will only consider current UW Oshkosh employees. 

Working with the university community and Enrollment Management, the Director leads the strategic planning, program direction, budget oversight, and staff supervision for New Student & Family Programs across three campus locations. New Student & Family Programs provides a variety of initiatives to increase the success of new students on the three UW Oshkosh campuses, including but not limited to: Oshkosh campus, Fox Cities campus, and Fond du Lac campus orientation programs, Family Day, new student and family communication, and financial literacy programming for students.

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


Develop all aspects of orientation and new student programming for incoming students and select subgroups across three campus locations

Direct strategic planning initiatives and establish objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative and staffing resources, and alignment with the strategic plan

Develop operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and objectives

Exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees

Develop and audit the budget

Serve as the liaison by collaborating with internal and external stakeholder groups and providing organizational information


• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
• Master’s degree
• Experience working directly with large-scale programming for college students
• Experience with budget development and management
• Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to successfully present to a broad range of audiences including faculty, staff, students, and families
• An understanding of the nature of project management and willingness to work extended hours prior to the implementation of large-scale programming.
• Highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills

Preferred: • Supervisory experience of professional staff and student workers
• Ability to assess programs, formulate plans, and implement responses to improve administrative efficiency and enhance the participants' experiences
• An established track record of successful program development and expansion, including the ability to initiate and maintain collaborative relationships and negotiate effective agreements across student service units and academic affairs departments
• A clearly articulated student success philosophy related to the first-year experience for entering students based on student development theory.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:  Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional 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 March 22, 2023 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.

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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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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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