Job no: 227891-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

0Position Summary:

This position is a part of the administrative team and serves as the primary undergraduate advisor and undergraduate program coordinator for the Department of French and Italian. This position will work with the leadership team in the Department to provide a host of administrative functions primarily related to undergraduate advising and program management. Some involvement is also expected with graduate programs and the full array of functions undertaken by the Department of French and Italian.

Position responsibilities require excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, an ability to work well independently with minimal oversight, and to be able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Position requires the ability to multitask and to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and action. Work is often performed under pressure to meet demanding deadlines, making prioritizing projects and follow through on completion of tasks, and an ability to present a positive attitude in all personal interactions is required. An appreciation for and understanding of the value and benefits of a liberal arts education and the humanities is essential and an important component of the 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:

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- One or more years of experience with student services within a higher educational setting.
- Excellent organizational skills as well as strong attention to accuracy and detail.
- Strong written and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively to serve students and the university
- Demonstrated success working in diverse work environments, with diverse student populations, and a commitment to equity and inclusion.
- An appreciation for and understanding of the value and benefits of a liberal arts education and an ability to articulate this to students, parents, and the wider community.
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team, while being cognizant of differing work styles.

- Demonstrated ability to build rapport with students and knowledgeable about student development theory.
- Degree in French, Italian, or other language



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $39,042 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position contact: Miranda Hoffman 608-262-5785 or email at miranda.hofmann@wisc.edu

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a document listing three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Miranda Hofmann
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:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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 9 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 31 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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