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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 238275-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Office & Administrative Support, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The role of the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement and Communications is to oversee co-curricular programming, support student development, preparation and engagement. Creatively work to find ways to better respond to community priorities, and engagement on campus. The Assistant Director supervises two professional staff members, and an AmeriCorps member, directly advises 6 student staff members, manages a $250,000 project budget, and conducts regular assessments of all activities. In addition the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement is also responsible for overseeing the Center's communication and marketing plan.

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:

Required: Bachelors Degree in Community and Non-profit Leadership, Social Work, Education Policy, Social Sciences, Political Science, or related Field.
Preferred: Masters degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Nonprofit Leadership or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in a higher education setting.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Demonstrated commitment to and valuing of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Commitment to using a social justice approach to community engaged work.
- Experience supervising professional staff and/or student staff members.
- Experience working in or with the non-profit sector.
- Experience managing a budget.
- Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
- Experience advising student leaders and/or student organizations, and managing volunteers.
- Experience developing, managing and evaluating programs, in addition to large scale events.
- Experience building and implementing communications and marketing plans.
- Exceptional organization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Knowledge and experience using student development theory, supporting student leadership and student organizational development.
- Knowledge and experience using community-based learning/research, experiential learning, and co-curricular community engagement models and theories.
- Documented ability to work successfully with a broad range of constituencies (students, faculty, staff, and community partner representatives) and experience developing long-term partnerships.
- Experience using online databases and maintaining websites.
- Experience with strategic planning and program evaluation.
- Understanding of voting laws and voter engagement strategies.
- Knowledge of/familiarity with local nonprofit communities.
- Knowledge of/familiarity with historical and current issues of social justice and equity in Dane County and Wisconsin.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies as well as personal and social orientations in a compassionate, culturally humble manner



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.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,643 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply at by uploading a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.


Dean Ladwig
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: Aug 18 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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