Job no: 234315-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,500 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 2,500 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Residence Life is part of the Division of University Housing of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service, the University residence halls provide quality living and learning environments and programs to 8,000 undergraduate student residents. Residence Life is responsible for the student and professional staff and programs that creates an inclusive academic and learning environment for over 8,000 undergraduate student residents.

Under the general direction of the Director of Residence Life, this position is responsible for creation, direction and management of student leadership, engagement and learning. The Assistant Director of Residence Life will have direct supervision of a graduate student serving as the Student Engagement Advisor and indirect supervision of student staff supporting special events. The Assistant Director of Residence Life will have direct supervision responsibilities for Residence Life Coordinators. . In this position, the ability to work with diverse students with a variety of needs is important.

Residence Life is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times. This position is expected to provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the event of an emergency.

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:

A Master's degree is required. A Master's degree in Higher Education, Counseling and Guidance, Student Personnel, Student Affairs or a related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

3 years of full-time work experience in Housing, Residence Life or Student Leadership is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experiences:
*Delivery of student leadership programs and services
*Supervision and training of student staff
*Working with and supporting diverse populations

Additional Information:

Schedule: Daytime business hours; some evening and weekend hours may be required based on operational need. Serve in the on-call rotation.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume within the online application system.

Within the online application system, please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors.

Failure to submit complete application materials within the online application system will result in ineligibility for this position. Applicants for this position may be considered for future vacancies in this title within University Housing.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

For additional information regarding this position, please call: 608-262-2766


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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. 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: May 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 31 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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