All-In Milwaukee Scholar Advisor
Reports to: All-In Milwaukee Program Director
Start Date: Spring 2021, ideally between May 1 and June 1
Location: Milwaukee, WI
The Scholar Advisor will work primarily on assigned campuses throughout
Milwaukee as well as in the office in Milwaukee. The Scholar Advisor must have
access to reliable transportation and be able to drive between campuses.
About All-In Milwaukee
Based on the program success of the Wallin Education Partners in Minneapolis over the last 30 years,
All-In Milwaukee is a college completion and career placement program that combines financial aid,
affordable university costs coupled with intensive advising and career development support to ensure
diverse students complete college and matriculate into the Milwaukee workforce. Launching in 2018,
we have 105 college freshman and sophomores in our program. They are 100% limited-income,
students of color from Milwaukee. We are seeking additional support to scale our program and the
number of students in the All-In Milwaukee portfolio. We hope to build-up to nearly 100 new scholars a
year (400 total in the program) to grow the diverse workforce of Milwaukee. Our promise is
to Complete College, Build Careers, Transform Milwaukee!
Today, just 8% of all Milwaukee students will earn both a high school diploma and a college degree. Of
Milwaukee’s high school graduates, only 12% will earn a two or four-year degree within six
years. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, just 10% of Milwaukee’s high
school graduates that are African American and 13% of Latino graduates will earn a two or four-year
degree. College graduates earn 84% more than high school graduates resulting in greater earnings for
the graduate as well as greater taxable income for Milwaukee and Wisconsin. With a record low
unemployment rate in Milwaukee, we need to invest in our local, diverse workforce if we want to have a
pipeline of talent for the continued economic boom in SE Wisconsin. All-In Milwaukee is a key solution
to a diverse Milwaukee workforce for sustained regional economic development.
The All-In Milwaukee Scholar Advisor
The All-In Milwaukee Scholar Advisor supports college students as they work to achieve a college degree
and transition to work or graduate school. Advisors work with students to navigate college and tackle
academic, economic, and social barriers that can derail a student’s success. Each Scholar Advisor has a
case load of students and meets individually and in small groups with students to deliver personal,
academic and financial support. Scholar Advisors create and implement programming to help students
achieve specific learning outcomes. Scholar Advisors collaborate with the All-In Milwaukee leadership
team and university partners to plan and deliver programming for all students. All-in Milwaukee uses a
holistic, proactive approach that draws on effective best practices in college advising, student
development theory, and excellence in teaching and learning.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities
Student Engagement—individual, in person, on campus or virtual via Skype or phone (60%)
– Build strong working relationships with students in order to manage a case load of Scholars,
meeting with them individually and in small groups throughout the year and documenting
interactions in database.
– Support students in navigating through issues with: time management, career/major
discernment, academic accountability, financial aid, transition and integration into
college life, goal setting, career planning, accessing campus academic resources and
support, stress management, study skills, graduate school preparation, etc.
– Develop individualized personal and professional development plans and maintain updates,
academic action and progress for each scholar.
– Monitor student progression towards educational/career goals through schedule checks,
progress reports, and consistent communication with campus liaisons.
– Develop Scholar Success Plans (SSPs) for students who are not meeting minimum program
requirements and provide ongoing support, accountability, and evaluation of plans using a
focused intervention approach.
– Implement curriculum to meet student learning outcome goals.
Facilitate small group and campus-wide workshops to engage students and build community
amongst All-In Milwaukee scholars.
– Respond to Scholar requests for information & resources including follow up issues from 1-on-1
meetings, research, etc.
Program Development & Collaboration Tasks—in central office (20%)
– Develop, coordinate, and implement social, cultural, and educational programs for All-In
Milwaukee Scholars that will enhance and develop their personal, professional, and leadership
– Collaborate, develop, and partner with the All-In Milwaukee leadership team to implement
program-wide activities to support students including but not limited to New Scholar
Orientations, New Scholar Receptions, Campus Networking Events, Webinars, Career
development sessions, service opportunities, Donor Partner events, and others.
– Work closely with the All-In Milwaukee leadership team to create and maintain relationships
with college and university liaisons.
– Support research and evaluation efforts to improve effectiveness of the program.
– Other special projects as assigned by the All-In Milwaukee leadership team including cohort
workshops and socials, reviewing scholar applications, etc.
Administrative Tasks (20%)
– Document student progress in database including progress towards learning outcomes.
– Evaluate student progress four or more times each academic year and write reports upon
– Respond to inquiries regarding student progress from All-In Milwaukee staff, career mentors,
and donor partners.
– Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience working directly with
college students in an advising/programmatic role.
– Experience working in the Milwaukee area or other urban settings with familiarity of the
educational, social, and economic issues affecting urban education.
– Familiarity with issues/circumstances that impact the recruitment and retention of traditionally
underrepresented students in higher education.
– Ability to build rapport and develop strong working relationships with diverse college student
populations including students of color and first-generation students
– Commitment to pursuing educational equity in a higher education setting
– Experience in advising college students and expertise in student-centered and intrusive advising
strategies to ensure college completion
– Ability to understand and navigate multiple higher education systems, understand financial aid,
and college student development
– Experience building partnerships with campus and community partners to assist students in
– High energy, self-motivated, collaborative team player
– Ability to be flexible and thrive in an innovative work environment
– Demonstrated ability to work independently and function in a remote work environment
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Attention to detail and strong time management skills
– An acceptable driving record and ability to drive to various campuses and communities to meet
– Master’s Degree in higher education, student affairs or related field plus a minimum of 3-5 years
professional experience working directly with college students in a professional setting.
Compensation for this position is dependent on experience and includes a health insurance package. To
apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tiffany Tardy at firstname.lastname@example.org by
Monday, February 22nd. We will review applications on a rolling basis.