Job no: 234933-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA) is hiring for a new Pre-Law advisor! In addition to 1:1 advising responsibilities, CPLA advisors have Lead Areas, e.g. Lead for Data & Test Preparation and Lead for Professional Development Programming. The person hired for this position will take a lead role in planning and facilitating a range of Pre-Law initiatives, including informing marketing strategies, often in close collaboration with campus partners.

CPLA seeks to help increase access to and equity and diversity within the field of law by providing excellent advising, programming, and other law career development resources to all interested UW-Madison students and alumni - no time limit! CPLA guides advisees on application development, preparing for the LSAT, school selection, strategic exploration of careers in legal fields, and planning for gap/experiential years. CPLA is not affiliated with the UW Law School, though they are a valued campus partner.

CPLA is co-located with the Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) within Pre-Professional Advising in 205 Middleton Building. CPLA and CPHA are highly collaborative, independent advising units with a shared priority of increasing access, equity, and diversity within the fields of law and health. The role reports to the Director of Pre-Professional Advising and works with a group of highly supportive colleagues. The units are administratively based in the Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) along with three other direct-service advising units: Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS), Career Exploration Center (CEC), and the Online Undergraduate Degree (OUD) Academic/Career Advising Office.

Pre-Professional Advising currently operates remotely due to COVID-19, and will begin a full transition back to primarily in-person operations starting in August 2021.

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:

Graduate level degree required; Individuals with a JD, LLM, or Masters in Law encouraged to apply.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Please address the following experiences and perspectives in your application materials:
- At least one year of professional work experience or at least two years of graduate student employment
- Clear interest in the work of the Center for Pre-Law Advising and supporting pre-law advisees
- Commitment to fostering and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Demonstrated ability to effectively develop collaborative professional relationships
- Personal or professional experiences relevant to effectively and inclusively building relationships with advisees from a very wide range of backgrounds
- Awareness and understanding of racial and socioeconomic disparities within the United States, e.g. in law and higher education
- Strong writing and editing skills with the ability to coach law school applicants in these areas
- Excellent organizational skills with experience managing varied projects and duties
- Strong computing skills and ability to quickly learn the use of virtual meeting and collaboration platforms (examples include Google Drive, Zoom, Teams, or related platforms)
- Ability to engage in occasional, pre-scheduled night and weekend events, conferences, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
Highly prepared candidates will have some or all of the following:
- Experience in law or a law-related field
- Knowledge of law school preparation expectations, application processes, admissions criteria, and related career paths
- Experience with event planning and coordination
- Experience developing and implementing education-oriented programming
- Work experiences providing exposure to advising in a collegiate environment



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,643 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 and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. PDF documents preferred but not required. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.


Megan Grill
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: May 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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