Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235421-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Summary:

This position reports to the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) Chief of Staff and works within a team of administrative professionals supporting the academic department Chairs, the Assistant Dean for Graduate Program Administration, and the Faculty Director for Graduate Education in the School of Human Ecology. Using platforms such as Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe and WordPress; the position will track, prioritize, organize, and see to completion, multiple on-going processes, projects and initiatives in support of the Department Chairs and Graduate Program leadership. The position will work with a variety of UW-Madison online applications to report, obtain, and manage student data. The position will collaborate on a regular basis with other administrative units such as the Business office, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Facilities when carrying out responsibilities related to monitoring budgets, purchasing, hiring and onboarding. The responsibilities include working independently to plan, make decisions and request information, or action, from others as needed. A considerable amount of independent initiative and judgment is required along with a high level of administrative problem solving and analytical responsibilities. This position includes opportunities for professional development and career advancement for a high-performing individual with a growth mindset.

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 Preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Prior professional administrative experience required.

Well qualified candidates will have:
- Experience working in higher education
- Experience with Microsoft Office, Google applications, Adobe and Wordpress.
- Experience in administrative data collection, tracking and reporting
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment
- Experience working effectively within a diverse community
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting respect and the practice of civility in the workplace

Additional Information:

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and over 100 graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit an on-line application by clicking the button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a detailed cover letter addressing your relevant background for and interest in the position. You will be asked to provide three professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities as related to the job posting..


Nancy Andrews

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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.

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Applications Open: Jun 1 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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