Job no: 227319-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

Serve as Graduate Program Coordinator in the Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies (ITS) Program (under the administration of the English Department. Facilitate and monitor graduate students' progress through the program, advising and assisting graduate students and faculty. Assist in coordination of other English Department graduate programs.

Manage and coordinate graduate assistant assignments in the English Department including employment information, development and distribution of approved appointment letters.

Prepare the timetable for Department graduate, undergraduate courses and Interdisciplinary L&S courses--gather information on courses to be taught, assemble and enter timetable information, verify and correct information as needed, monitor course enrollments. Assign classroom space for English Department and ITS courses with the Instructional Space Office..

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Strong organizational skills with a keen eye for detail are essential. Strong knowledge of various software programs including ISIS, GWIS. word processing, database programs, and spreadsheets are required. Confidentiality of sensitive information must be maintained. Excellent interpersonal skills and the willingness to work as part of a team are essential in this position.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

3 to 5 years of relevant work experience with graduate student issues prefered

Additional Information:

The job requires 1) Advanced skills in working with graduate student issues which will include knowledge graduate student policies (or ability to learn) and the ability to apply the policies to graduate student needs as they progress in the program towards the degree; 2) Attention to detail in coordinating and developing the timetables assigned; 3) Ability to work in a team environment, backing up co-workers as needed.



Work Schedule:

The work schedule is Monday-Friday 7:45am to 4:30pm, but somewhat flexible.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.73 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

How to Apply: Please click on the : button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Spring Sherrod,, 608- 263-3303

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Spring Sherrod
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 2 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 16 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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