Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228273-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The College of Letters & Science Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) promotes the values of a liberal arts education and provides an enriching, inclusive community for L&S students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including first-generation and low-income students, and students of color. CAE provides academic advising, learning support, peer mentoring/tutoring, community-building events, the Summer Collegiate Experience program for incoming first-year students and access to other High Impact Practices, and graduate school and career preparation. The center also assists in campus-wide efforts to fully integrate diverse voices into the University community to facilitate a welcoming, responsive, and validating campus climate for students. The Academic Support Specialist is responsible for daily operations of the academic mentoring program and serves as academic advisor for CAE students.

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:

-Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; understanding of issues and challenges faced by minoritized students at a predominantly white university are a must
-Strong organizational skills; ability to work independently and complete multiple short- and long-term projects
-Ability to effectively communicate and interact positively with staff and students
-Some full- or part-time experience working with students in a secondary and/or higher education setting (teaching or providing student services) is preferred
-Experience with program assessment and evaluation are desired



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $33,017 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into an Associate Student Services Specialist, Student Services Specialist, or Senior Student Services Specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Kelly Cuene, or 608-890-3382.

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 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.


Kelly Cuene
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:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Nov 20 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 20 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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