Job no: 236288-AS
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."

Residence Life is part of the Division of University Housing. As a student service, the university residence halls provide quality living and learning environments and programs to over 8,000 undergraduate students. Residence Life is responsible for the student and professional staff and programs that create an inclusive academic and learning environment.

Under the general supervision of a Residence Life Leadership team member, Residence Life Coordinators develop and manage a residence hall community complex (ranging in size from 250-1300 primarily first-year residents). Residence Life Coordinators supervise a variety of student staff and share in the administrative tasks and operational functions associated with the residence hall community. Some Residence Life Coordinators will supervise an Assistant Residence Life Coordinator. Residence Life Coordinators will be assigned summer assignments for approximately three months each calendar year.

Residence Life is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

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:

- Completed Master's Degree by start date required.
- Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education, college student personnel, or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- 2 years of post-undergraduate Housing, Residence Life and/or Student Affairs experience preferred.
- Full-time or grad live-in Housing experience preferred.
- Experience supervising students preferred
- Conduct/crisis experience preferred.

Additional Information:

Schedule: Primary schedule below; schedule alterations as operation and position expectations demand. 8:00am-5:00pm (some evenings and weekends).
- This position is expected to have a start date mid-July to early August 2021, but can be negotiated at the time of offer.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in, academic staff professional appointment. The starting annual salary of $42,000. Official Transcripts are required of all finalists.

For more information on our program please see our website at

University Housing offers a pet policy for professional Residence Life staff that reside in a residence hall apartment. This policy includes an allowance for cats and dogs, contingent upon adherence to related guidelines and expectations.

UW Madison is not able to offer sponsorship, candidates are responsible for their own employment authorization on or before their start date.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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

Within the cover letter, please highlight the experiences listed on your resume; including post-undergraduate live-in, student supervision, conduct/crisis, and Housing, Residence Life or Student Affairs experience.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your
performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires
that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors.
When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
-Title of their position and relationship to you
-Phone number
-E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on deadline date listed. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The starting rate for this position will be $35,516 or higher. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.

University Housing may communicate with you about your application status using a text messaging service. To opt-out please reply "STOP" to text messages received or contact University Housing HR at or 608-262-2766.


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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.

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 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 1 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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