Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233646-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WU/SOC ED /PROG
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination

Position Summary:

Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) is the student programming board of the Wisconsin Union. WUD coordinates the work of the committees and clubs, reviews budgets and makes policy recommendations to its governing board, the Union Council. WUD is guided by three officers and twelve directors representing Alternative Breaks, Art, Cuisine, Distinguished Lecture Series, Film, Games, Global Connections, Music, Performing Arts, Publications, Wisconsin Hoofers, and Society and Politics.

The Program Advisor is responsible for advising the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Music Committee and one other WUD Committee.

The Music Committee plans music and entertainment programs to provide an atmosphere for social gatherings among all members of the University community at both Memorial Union and Union South. Programs are usually entertaining and/or participatory in nature. The University represents people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, therefore the Union strives to present entertainment that meets the diversity of the campus community.

Advising responsibilities include assisting the committee directors, associate directors and committee members with scheduling, budgeting, contracting, administering, promoting and evaluating events. This position also includes facilitating working relationships with faculty, campus administrators, campus and community agencies and various ethnic/multicultural organizations.

Wisconsin Union Directorate:

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, preferably in arts administration, performing arts, student personnel, group dynamics or related areas; interest in music and performing arts strongly suggested

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years of experience in a college union/student activities setting, a student development program, arts administration or related fields. Experience in student volunteer advising preferred.

Previous experience in music and performing arts program planning and coordination as well as festival management. A working knowledge of music and arts management business practices including: contract negotiation, technical riders and addendums, managing technical logistics (sound, backline and lighting), stage management, communications with artist agencies, and promotion of events is highly desirable.

Demonstrated self-direction, initiative and creativity in previous experience in program planning and management. Initiative and enthusiasm to develop new program directions, exchange ideas, and keep abreast of new ideas in the field.

Awareness of the various music and performance facilities and programs on campus and in the Madison community, or a desire to learn.

Ability to work with and coach student groups as well as individuals; concern for facilitation skills and democratic methods within group process.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and a diverse public with varying backgrounds, interests and abilities in an atmosphere of mutual respect and civility.

Ability to facilitate exchange of ideas and translate them into plans and programs.

Experience in collecting/compiling data and producing written program reports.

Experience in maintaining a budget tracking program/process and ability to produce financial reports and summaries as needed.

Willingness to adjust personal schedule to needs of programming, understanding the need to observe, participate in, and evaluate programs. Flexible hours including evening and weekend hours are to be expected.

Additional Information:

The Wisconsin Union, the University's Division of Social Education, is an integral part of the educational program of the University, complementing the classroom experience with out-of-class learning opportunities. It is a setting in which students can develop leadership skills and experience personal fulfillment. The Wisconsin Union offers cultural, social and recreational programs that make study and leisure cooperative factors in education.

The Wisconsin Union is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the
vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them
succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

The Wisconsin Union programs are planned and produced through the cooperative efforts of students and staff advisors. It is not the advisor's role to assume full responsibility for a committee's program. Rather, advisors serve to facilitate the students in presenting quality programs.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please upload a cover letter and resume
outlining your relevant work experience


Julie Medenwaldt
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.

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: Apr 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 13 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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