Job no: 233481-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

The Student Academic Affairs and Career Development (SAA&CD) office is a collaborative environment where students are assigned both an academic and career advisors to provide holistic student services. As a member of the SAA&CD team, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive advising to a growing number of students in the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). In addition to academic advising, this position will be responsible for administrative duties including student event planning and outreach to prospective 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:

Required knowledge or experiences: We welcome applicants who have one or more years of experience working with people in a developmental or supportive manner, for example student services, teaching, counseling, human resources, and coaching.

SoHE seeks individuals who have:
- Demonstrated experience supporting and advocating for the needs of students with racial/ethnic underrepresented, first generation, or low-income identities.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating student-centered events or recruitment / admissions initiatives.

Desired professional qualities/characteristics:
- Ability to work effectively with students to support their learning and personal/professional development
- Commitment to creating an inclusive work and learning environment
- Ability to share complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms
- Ability to work effectively as a team member and with school and campus partners
- Successful experience guiding, motivating, and/or mentoring students
- Self-motivated and ability to adapt to change
- Strong organizational, problem-solving and priority-setting skills

Additional Information:

THE SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY (SoHE): The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex and interdependent relationships that form naturally among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on improving human quality-of-life through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School includes four academic departments (Consumer Science, Civil Society and Community Studies, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) offering six B.S. degrees and enrolls 1600+ undergraduate students, and 100 graduate students.

STUDENT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS & CAREER DEVELOPMENT: The mission of SAA&CD is to foster SoHE undergraduate students' personal, academic, and professional development. Through advising, academic planning and career education we support students as they navigate the college experience - from exploring our majors as prospective students to becoming SoHE alumni.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit an an on-line application by clicking the button. You will be asked to include a cover letter highlighting interest and applicable experience, current resume with educational and professional history. Applicants should be prepared to provide 3 professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities as related to the job posting. Questions about the position can be directed to: Patrick Jackson, Asst. Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs,


Nancy Andrews

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.

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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.

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Applications Open: Apr 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 12 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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