Job no: 236279-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WU/SOC ED /PROG
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Other

Position Summary:

The Community Engagement Director oversees and directs Wheelhouse Studios, an open arts studio within Memorial Union; supervises staff who work with Wisconsin Singers and Student homecoming; advises student programming; and actively seeks campus and community partnerships to advance the Wisconsin Union's Social Education program.

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 highly preferred, preferably in student affairs, student activities, arts administration, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A. A minimum of five years professional experience required in program planning in college union/student activities setting, student development programs, volunteerism, or related fields. Prior experience in a higher education setting beneficial.
B. Experience supervising and managing professional staff and student employees and proven interpersonal and relationship building skills and a demonstrated team-based approach to staff management.
C. Ability and willingness to mentor, coach and advise students; demonstrate concern for group process and democratic methods; and experience engaging students in decision making.
D.Demonstrated experience in working respectfully with people of differing cultures, generations, and ethnicities, and a commitment to increasing diversity, inclusion, and equity in event booking, staffing, student and community engagement, and audience building.
E. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and effectiveness in team cultivation, donor development and stewardship, and collaboration with arts leaders and organizations in a creative environment.

Additional Information:

The Wisconsin Union
The mission of the Wisconsin Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is to provide an extensive variety of programs and services for the members of the University community. The Wisconsin Union, the University's Division of Social Education, is an integral part of the educational program of the University, complementing the classroom experience with out-of-class learning opportunities. It is a setting in which students can develop leadership skills and experience personal fulfillment. The Union offers cultural, social and recreational programs that make study and leisure cooperative factors in higher education. The Wisconsin Union provides a variety of facilities and services for the daily use and convenience of the members of the University community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, and townspeople.

Social Education Area
The Social Education Area fulfills the mission of the Wisconsin Union by building community through educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities created through a student staff partnership. The Program & Leadership Development Department promotes and supports ongoing personal development and civic participation by providing student leadership and involvement opportunities.

Wheelhouse Studios
Located in the Wisconsin Union and grounded in the philosophy of the Social Education Area, Wheelhouse serves as UW- Madison's art studio for creative exploration. Wheelhouse Studios is an open arts studio facility with three main creative spaces also used to support group events and non-credit courses in the arts. This position, along with the Operations Manager, Program Coordinator, head ceramicist and 20+ student staff collaboratively oversee the program and physical spaces.

The Wisconsin Union 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 leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered applications must be submitted online. Please upload a cover letter and resume
outlining your relevant work experience. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.


Julie Medenwaldt
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:

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.

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).

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Applications Open: Jun 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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