Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228125-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination

Position Summary:

This dynamic role is housed within Pre-Professional Advising (PPA) at UW-Madison, which includes the Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) and the Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA). CPHA and CPLA are highly collaborative, independent units. The Centers serve undergraduates and alumni from all UW-Madison schools and colleges (i.e. College of Letters & Science, School of Human Ecology, etc.) who are interested in pursuing graduate-level health professions programs or law school. The units are co-located in the William S. Middleton Building on campus and currently operate remotely due to COVID-19 . More information about the units can be found at and

The role reports to the Director of Pre-Professional Advising and works with a group of highly supportive colleagues. The individual will serve as a Pre-Health Advisor and Lead for Diversity Programming Partnerships for Pre-Professional Advising. Specific duties are outlined below. While the bulk of position responsibilities will be with the Center for Pre-Health Advising, the position reflects how the units continue to strategically evolve to reach shared goals of increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in these critical professional areas. The role and the units have a solid foundation, and we look forward to working with this individual to further enhance programming and partnerships!

Pre-Professional Advising is administratively housed in the Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA), along with three other highly collaborative advising units: Cross-College Advising Service, the Career Exploration Center (CEC), and the UW Online Degree Academic & Career Coaching Services.

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

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Please address the following experiences and perspectives in your application materials:

Required Qualifications:
- At least two years of work experience related to advising, instruction, or coordinating education-related programming geared towards college or high school students
- Clear interest in the work of the Centers for Pre-Health & Pre-Law Advising
- Proven ability to effectively develop collaborative professional relationships
- Commitment to fostering and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Personal or professional experiences relevant to effectively and inclusively engaging and building relationships with advisees from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds
- Commitment to supporting advisees? personal, academic, and professional development
- Awareness of racial and socioeconomic disparities within the United States, including at Predominantly White Institutions such as UW-Madison
- Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to effectively manage varied ongoing projects, priorities, and duties
- Experience with event planning and coordination
- Creative and flexible approach
- Ability to communicate complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms
- Strong computing skills and familiarity with virtual meeting and collaboration platforms (e.g. Google Drive, Zoom, Teams, or related platforms)
- Ability work remotely (hardware will be provided by UW-Madison)
- Valid driver's license with ability to gain UW Driver Authorization
- Occasional nights and weekends required

Additional Information:

Preferred Qualifications:
- 2 years or more of experience developing, implementing, and using varied data (quantitative and qualitative) to evaluate and assess higher education-related outreach and/or retention programming
- Experience working with students (pre-college or college-level) pursuing majors or careers in sciences, health, public service, law or related fields
- Knowledge of health professional program preparation expectations, application processes, admissions criteria, and related career paths can be helpful, but is not required; extensive training and support from colleagues will be provided.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience, and a list of references. PDF documents preferred but not required. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.


Jessica Belcher
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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:

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: .

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 14 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 13 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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