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Director of Scholarships
UW-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin
Date Posted 07/27/2021
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 08/26/2021

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. Bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Milwaukee. 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 Division of Enrollment Management is responsible for providing guidance in vision, policy direction and operational oversight in enrollment of students and their progress to graduation. With particular emphasis on student retention and graduation, the Division of Enrollment Management is founded on the belief in every student’s ability to succeed.

Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. 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 the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Director of Scholarships develops and advances a coordinated and strategic approach to maximize all available scholarship funding to positively impact enrollment objectives of the University while working collaboratively with deans, department heads, and administrative units to optimize recruitment and retention efforts via institutional and philanthropic scholarship funding. UWM’s inaugural Director of Scholarships will establish the central scholarship office while guiding the campus-wide scholarship strategy with particular focus on a student- and donor-centric culture. As a key member of the Enrollment Management leadership team, the incumbent will leverage technical expertise to maximize scholarship opportunities across campus including both strategy creation and day-to-day administrative functions. Success in this role requires strong technical expertise, implementation of a strategic scholarship plan, and the ability to collaborate with numerous stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of three (3) years of financial aid, recruitment, retention or other related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully implementing a campus wide strategy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of leadership shown through successful outcomes working with partners across schools, divisions and departments to implement processes or solutions for a problem.
  • Experience developing department structures and operational systems to support work towards an annual goal.
  • Demonstrated experience creating a student focused outreach campaign.
  • Experience working with community partners and donors.
  • Knowledge of federal financial aid processes and compliance.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of supervising professional staff.
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