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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Jul 4, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Job Details

Job no: 235557-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Human Resources, Payroll, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Summary:

The Assistant Dean for Graduate Program Administration manages the administrative activities of graduate degree programs and certificates. This position reports to the SoHE Chief of Staff while working closely with the Faculty Director for Graduate Programs. This position is responsible for graduate program recruitment, admissions, new student orientation, monitoring of progress towards degree, course and/or enrollment management, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, funding, program assessment, and academic program review. This position will require an entrepreneurial approach to building graduate programming. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement will be available for an individual with a growth-mindset and proven performance.

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 required. Master's Degree strongly preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Three or more years of experience working in higher education administration or graduate student services.

SoHE seeks individuals who have experience in the following:
- Supporting and advocating for the needs of students with racial/ethnic underrepresented, first generation, or low-income identities.
- Managing and overseeing graduate education programs
- Mentoring students
- Conflict resolution and conflict management
- Developing policies and procedures to improve quality and efficiency of services
- Communicating complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms
- Working effectively with a diverse group of constituents at varying levels in an organization
- Creating an inclusive work and learning environment



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $62,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit an on-line application by clicking the button.Please upload a current resume/CV and a detailed cover letter addressing your relevant background for and interest in the position. In addition, provide a diversity statement describing your experiences with diversity in your prior work experience, and your potential to support the SoHE's commitment to diversity. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the School of Human Ecology. Catalyzing the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a wider range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions. SoHE prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. Applicants should also be prepared to provide three references during the application process.


Nancy Andrews

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. )

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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.

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: Jun 14 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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