A student’s college career is a critical investment in their future. The UWM Division of Student Affairs is here to help all students feel like UWM is a place where they belong, where they are supported to succeed and have opportunities to get involved in meaningful and fun ways while connecting to one another and to UWM.
The Division of Student Affairs exists to create a culture of belonging and student well-being at UWM by enhancing the quality of interactions and connections.
UWM Student Affairs employs approximately 280 professional staff members, working together in over 20 unique departments or units to serve all of UWM’s students. Additionally, vital, are our 1,800+ student employment positions. These student employment experiences provide meaningful learning experiences for students, in some cases setting them on a course for future careers.
We are dedicated to helping all students be successful during their time at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and beyond.
In addition to the everyday-services provided by each of our departments, the UWM Division of Student Affairs has combined student communications, student survey data, known best-practices and our own strategic review to determine projects and initiatives addressing needs of improvement, creation or significant change. These projects are reviewed by Divisional leadership, who assemble the best possible teams to accomplish the objectives. Most often these teams are multidisciplinary and require members of numerous departments to complete. Projects and initiatives are observed and reviewed for progress and are included in Divisional recognitions and celebrations. Learn more about the Division’s strategic priorities .
Like all large organizations, our departments specialize in a multitude of disciplines across the Division of Student Affairs, each providing the best services possible. As a collective unit, the Division of Student Affairs depends on all of our skills, talents, and abilities to collaborate on initiatives and projects that align with the best interests of our students and the institutional values and goals at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The UWM Division of Student Affairs areas of concentration are:
- Health and Well-being
- Student Learning, Planning & Assessment
- Dean of Students
- Student Advocacy & Engagement
- Student Life & Services
UWM is looking for staff dedicated to the principles of collegiality, student connection, equity and inclusion, and a pride in the work they accomplish. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students?
If so, check out these opportunities to become part of the UWM Student Affairs team:
- Director of Advocacy and Engagement
Advocate for the equity and inclusion priorities held within the Division of Student Affairs and identified by the University; with primary functions of providing leadership to the Centers for Advocacy and Student Engagement (CASE) staff, sharing expertise and coaching for specific equity and justice initiatives; collaborating and creating strong partnerships within the University and out into the community to support students in their educational success.
- Executive Director of Student Life & Services
Responsible for leading student-centered Divisional efforts that foster a culture of excellence and quality service orientation within all areas of responsibility, providing strategic direction and oversight for student life and services with a sharp focus on the needs of students today and in the future, and a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
- Explore other opportunities to join a team within Students Affairs by viewing additional job postings.
As part of the hiring process for the following position, information on finalists are presented at the link below. Information on possible virtual or on-campus forums, presentations from the candidates, and/or feedback opportunities may be included depending on the position.
- Director of Counseling Services – Finalists
Learn more about the finalists and submit your feedback for the Director of Counseling Services position.