Job no: 234988-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator for Native/Indigenous Students is an integral member of the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) staff and is primarily responsible for overseeing programmatic initiatives that support Native/Indigenous students, including daily operations of the American Indian Student and Cultural Center (AISCC) and the MEChA (Movimiento de Estudiantes Chicanx de Aztlan) House. The Program Coordinator develops culturally relevant programs that affirm identity, build community and strengthen the capacity of Native/Indigenous students and allies to learn, lead and thrive at UW-Madison. The Program Coordinator serves as an advocate and resource for Native/Indigenous students by establishing and maintaining supportive and collaborative relationships with students, student organizations, faculty and staff. This position reports to the MSC's Assistant Director for Cultural Programming.

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 Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required at the start of the position. A Master's Degree is preferred.

Relevant degree areas: higher education, social justice education, student affairs, or closely related areas.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:
- Two years of relevant professional experience. Acceptable professional experience areas: multicultural student services and programming, student activities and leadership, residential life, Native/Indigenous community development and education. (Note: One year of graduate experience = 1/2 year of professional experience).
- Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
- Understanding of student development, racial identity development, intersections and complexity of social identities and social justice concepts
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects with complex logistics, including the successful management and supervision of multiple facilities and student staff
- Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, specifically, but not limited to, Native/Indigenous populations
- Proven record of strong program planning, coordination, organization, execution, and evaluation skills
- Capacity to make difficult decisions quickly and flexibility to handle multiple tasks
- Strong communication skills (written, oral, and electronic)
- Ability to facilitate identity-based dialogue groups, programs, and workshops

Additional Information:

Some evening and weekend hours will be required. On-site office hours are required. Duties will be split between three campus facilities.

The Multicultural Student Center ( ) 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 resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

As part of Student Affairs at UW-Madison, the Multicultural Student Center provides co-curricular experiences that center, affirm, and celebrate the diverse and intersectional identities of students of color. Our spaces, programs and services are designed to cultivate a sense of belonging and community while strengthening all students' capacity to learn, lead and thrive.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW-Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

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 in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. The cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum and preferred/desired education and experience. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


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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 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 21 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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