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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
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Aug 31, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job no: 236720-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

The Transfer Transition Program was launched by the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) in 2010 with a mission to understand and improve the transfer student experience at UW-Madison. The Transition Advisor will provide academic and transition advising to prospective and newly admitted transfer students and establish, train, and manage a team of transfer peer advisors to help in this process. This position is designed to be performed largely in-person and reports to the Assistant Director, Transfer Initiatives within CFYE.

The Center for the First Year Experience (CFYE) at UW-Madison leads the campus in examining, informing, cultivating, facilitating and enhancing the first year on campus for all undergraduate transfer and freshman students. The office bridges the traditional divide of student and academic affairs by working collaboratively with every school and college, faculty in key departments, the Provost's Office, the Division of Enrollment Management and the Dean of Students Office to coordinate orientation programs and lead first year experience initiatives. Our work is guided by the Association of American Colleges and Universities Liberal Education America's Promise (LEAP) essential learning outcomes. UW-Madison enrolls approximately 1300 transfers and 7600 freshmen during each academic year.

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:

A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university is required at the time of application. It is preferable that the degree is in higher education or student affairs administration/leadership, curriculum and instruction, educational/counseling psychology, and/or college student development/personnel.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum 1 full-time year of professional experience in the education field, preferably working at a 2 or 4-year college or university with transfer students and/or students in transition; part-time work during graduate school may be counted toward this minimum at half the rate of full-time work.

- Previous experience working with transfer students and a diverse student population, including veterans, first-generation students, under-represented students, and non-traditional students.
- Understanding of and commitment to supporting diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
- Experience building partnerships across multiple offices and/or institutions and working within a team environment to accomplish goals.
- Qualities including strong communication skills and flexibility; the ability to work independently, think creatively and innovatively, and exercise sound judgment.
- Experience recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating undergraduate student employees.
- Knowledge of UW-Madison academic programs, student resources, policies, and/or transfer admission procedures is desirable.

Additional Information:

The incumbent of this position must have the ability to work a limited number of evenings and weekends. One must also have the ability to travel, primarily within the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.

The Center for the First-Year Experience ( ) 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.

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 in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



$50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the button to start the application process.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum/preferred education and experience.


Mitchell Sabez
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

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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 29 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 29 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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