Job no: 229846-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Instructional, Instructional Design, Training, Employee Development

Position Summary:

The Education Specialist develops and implements programs, trainings, and activities to foster an environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all identities. Initially this position will focus on providing these educational activities for graduate students and graduate programs, with a longer-term goal of developing training for staff in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE)'s 18 research centers. Housed within OVCRGE, the Graduate School provides an instructional and research environment for approximately 10,000 graduate students in over 150 fields at the master's and doctoral levels, overseeing almost 200 programs, certificates, and minors stretching across virtually every school and college in the university.

This position reports through the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA), which provides training for all faculty, staff and students across campus. The incumbent will also collaborate closely with Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence (LCICE) and the Graduate School's Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding to provide an effective bridge to students and programs, to evaluate effectiveness of various approaches and to provide a connection between educational activities and graduate student recruitment and retention. The Graduate School will also provide the connection to the research enterprise for consideration of the unique needs of graduate students working within research labs, and for the eventual inclusion of research center staff as a training audience. Currently DDEEA provides ad-hoc training for limited graduate student venues, such as the L&S Teaching Assistant training, this position will build on those materials to create avenues to reach all graduate 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:

Master's degree required. Degree in Education, Human Resource Management., Humanities or Social Sciences strongly preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. A minimum of two years of direct working experience with graduate students and research staff at a research-intensive university.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Skills/Experiences:
1. Documented experience in conducting needs assessment, developing workshop curricula, facilitating and evaluating workshops.
2. Strong interpersonal communication skills, self-motivation and dedication to working collaboratively with colleagues within an institution of higher learning are essential.
3. Ability to facilitate educational/skill-building workshops.
4. Understanding of the concepts of racial/ethnic identity, social justice theories, and student development theories, for graduate student populations.
5. Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies as well as personal and social orientations in a compassionate, culturally competent manner.
6. Editing and proofreading skills and attention to detail.
7. Planning, coordination, and evaluation skills.
8. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a complex environment.
10. Knowledge of and familiarity with relevant campus resources.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $45,643 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references, at least one of which should be a current or former supervisor.


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Applications Open: May 24 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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