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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 9, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job Details

Job no: 237597-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

The person in this position will coordinate activities related primarily to prospective student services, including managing data related to the college's enrollment goals, leading outreach efforts to attract new students to the college in targeted programs, and fostering strong relationships with partner units and organizations. They also serve as the Wisconsin Youth Institute state coordinator, and advisor to the CALS Ambassador program.

The CALS Office of Academic Affairs ( ) serves as the office for all undergraduates in the college, as well as for Farm and Industry Short Course students ( ). The office administers the college Honors Program, CALS Career Services, underrepresented student recruitment and retention, international programs, scholarship programs, transitional advising services, curriculum and advising oversight, and other academic affairs. The office is a team-based environment and works in close collaboration with academic and administrative departments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors to ~3000 undergraduate students.

This position reports to the Senior Assistant Dean of Recruitment, Retention, and Minority Student Affairs. Periodic weekend and evening duties required. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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 preferred; Knowledge of CALS-related programs and/or the broader UW-Madison landscape is beneficial.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least one year of experience in direct student services
-Prior experience coordinating logistics for programs, workshops, etc.
-Public speaking and presentation skills to diverse audiences
-Track record of managing complex tasks requiring attention to detail. Specifically, experience engaging in data management and analysis
-Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
-Broad knowledge of student development, including among pre-college populations
-General computing and Microsoft Office skills

The ideal candidate's qualities include:
-Interest in advising prospective and current students on curricular requirements, course offerings, and potential career paths for students in CALS majors
-Excellent oral and written communication skills, including dynamic public speaking skills and the ability to effectively engage across a variety of on- and off-campus constituents
-Excellent time management and organization skills; must be detail oriented
-Training and knowledge in cultural competency and commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive climate
-Self-starter approach to tasks; ability to maintain consistent work-flow and follow-through work pace
-Mature and balanced judgment with the ability to manage conflict
-Ability to work independently, with strong skills as a team builder/player and collaborator to navigate shared responsibility and consultative supervision
-Understanding of policy formation as it affects procedures and goals of the office.

License or Certificate:

Due to periodic travel, must be eligible to possess a valid driver license and/or drive a State vehicle.

Additional Information:

-Working occasional nights & weekends, occasional travel
-A criminal background check is required
-A period of evaluation is required



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Approximately 80% time on-site and approximately 20% remote.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position and your interest in the position, and a document with three professional references.


Justin Cave
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.

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: Jul 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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