Job no: 235327-US
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 1,500 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 8,000 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 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."

University Apartments is a department within the Division of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Apartments provides on-campus housing, programs, and services for our residents. These services actively support the mission of the University while also meeting the needs of students, families, and guests by fostering the development of a residential community. The University Apartments staff provides these services to a community of approximately 2500 residents in 1,247 apartments on 83 acres, who are primarily graduate students, staff, post-docs and their families; many of whom are international. All programs and services sponsored by University Apartments are funded through rent or user fees.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Eagle's Wing Child Care and Educational Programs, the Assistant Teacher will team with several other teaching staff to provide high quality, child centered care and education programming. This includes a strong focus on developmentally appropriate, engaging, anti-bias and peace education activities within a play-based curriculum. This position will function as part of a team of teaching staff and must utilize effective communication skills. This position must also utilize a working knowledge of child development and accept input from colleagues. This team member is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and open to learning within a diverse international setting. Should have the ability to remain cheerful and positive within an active work environment.

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:

An Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of one year experience in an early childhood setting with infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers required
One years experience in a full-day early childhood program preferred

License or Certificate:

Required to meet the entry level licensing qualifications for a teacher listed below:
- Two non-credit department approved courses in Early Childhood Education (the names of the courses approved are ("Introduction to the Child Care Profession" and "Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teachers")
- Two courses for credit in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent from an institution of higher education

Additional Information:

First-time employee must complete a physical exam (at their own cost) and provide proof of a negative TB skin test prior to the first day of employment, again every 2- 5 years.

The worker must be able to perform the following physical job demands throughout the workday with or without a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that permits the employee to perform his or her job duties successfully, without causing significant difficulty or disruption in the workplace, or posing a health or safety threat.
- The ability to visually monitor children continuously throughout the day
- The ability to get up and down from the floor and small chairs on a continuous basis throughout the day
- The ability to bend, reach and lift children up to 40 pounds frequently throughout the day



Work Schedule:

Hours for this position are 7:30am - 5:30pm, four ten-hour days between Monday - Friday, with one regularly scheduled day off. Alterations based on operational needs.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $16.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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

Within the cover letter, please choose one of University Housing's Core Values (Care, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity, Optimism, Respect, Stewardship) and tell us how you would demonstrate this value in your work as an Early Childhood Teacher with Eagle's Wing.

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline date. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. A first time employee must complete fingerprints prior to employment. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.


Maxwell Soderberg
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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.

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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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: Jun 2 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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