Job Summary:

The PEOPLE Program is seeking an individual to fulfill the role of Precollege Advisor (PCA) for PEOPLE
Milwaukee. The Precollege Advisor (PCA) for PEOPLE Milwaukee works directly with low-income and first generation students focusing on their holistic development. This position is responsible for advising and facilitating college readiness programming to an assigned caseload of students through the completion of the precollege program, and post-secondary enrollment. The PCA for PEOPLE Milwaukee reports to the Associate Director PEOPLE Milwaukee. Responsibilities of the position include planning precollege activities, ensuring the adherence to program policy, data collection, creating reports, monitoring student outcomes, and providing recommendations for college enrollment. The PCA for PEOPLE Milwaukee is also the local site administrator for an Academic Centers for Enrichment (ACE). ACE is an after-school tutoring program hosted within Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). This position assists a team of staff with program administration tasks to promote a stable and productive relationship between UW-Madison and, MPS, and the Milwaukee/Madison communities.

Principal duties:
a. Conduct advising appointments with precollege scholars under the programs to support college readiness
b. Maintains appropriate confidentiality and update student advising records
c. Ensures students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion.

College Readiness Programming:
a. Oversee the administration of assigned Academic Centers for Enrichment (ACE) after school tutorial sites within assigned MPS high schools
b. Work with MPS team to support and plan special events, college visits, student celebrations, and student conferences, service-learning projects and other events planned for student success.
c. Identify and plan community building opportunities for precollege scholars to connect with each other
d. Assist with the planning and execution of recruitment events
e. Support PEOPLE Summer University program with planning of program over assigned PSU area communication
a. Plays a leading role in overseeing and coordinating communication with assigned caseloads of students and their families.

Administrative Duties:
a. Track, compile and submit appropriate reports and data for caseload of students
b. Track and submit financial reports including submitting e-reimbursements for travel Assist with planning residential and community summer programming

Institutional Duties
a. Serves on institutional and divisional committees
b. Uphold the values of the DDEEA by contributing to the overall mission of the organization and the achievement of identified strategic priorities.
c. Promote respect and the practice of civility in the workplace, by promoting diversity of gender, ethnicity, race, ability, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture, position, job function, and years of service as crucial components in the pursuit of excellence.

Delivers and assists with planning pre-college program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote a stable and productive relationship between the university and community. May assist with tracking and managing a pre-college program budget.

  • 5% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the pre-college program
  • 10% Schedules, secures, and communicates logistics and resources in support of a pre-college program
  • 5% Delivers pre-college program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates pre-college program content and materials
  • 10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with monitoring of pre-college program budget spending
  • 25% Serves as a main point of contact to students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements
  • 5% Provides support in identifying appropriate fields of study, career options, or programs and refers students to appropriate resources
  • 25% Leads the implementation of program policies and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree
Degree in higher education administration, student affairs, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, or relevant areas of study.


  • At least one year of work experience advising and supporting students in their educational goals; work experience with targeted PEOPLE demographics (Low Income, First Generation)
  • At least one year work experience with a college access program and/or precollege students that provides tutoring and/or other college readiness services.
  • Familiarity working with retention/persistence program or initiatives
  • Some supervisory/professional leadership experience.


  • Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish or Hmong are preferred.
  • General knowledge of academic disciplines, program, and resources
  • A highly motivated, self-starter and enthusiastic personality.
  • Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of academic programs and resources at UW-Madison is highly desirable
  • Experience managing workload in a fast-paced, high traffic area and the ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain relationships with program stakeholders.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The expected salary for experienced candidates is mid to high $40k’s

Additional Information:
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship)

  • Some evening/weekend work will be required.

– This position needs to be available for required moderate travel to UW – Madison August through May. (Employees will be reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with UW- Madison policies.)

  • This position needs to be available for required frequent travel to Madison during the summer program in the months of June and July. Overnight travel will be required, hotel accommodations provided.

How to Apply:
To begin the application process, click the “apply now” button. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background.

In your application materials, please include a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references, at least one of which must be a current or former supervisor. Please also address the following items in the cover letter:

  • Your direct experience working with underrepresented ethnic/minority and socially/economically disadvantaged students
  • Your direct experience working with and supporting students with opportunities that includes scholarship, leadership, and service.
  • Your experience working with pre-college pipeline programs or college support programs serving academically talented students


Kayla Eckerty
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Pre-College Svcs Advising Spec(OE013)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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