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OSER Program Manager


ANNUAL (12 months)

Job Summary:

The Office of Sustainability Education and Research (OSER) Academic Program Manager at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies will lead in the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of academic programs in support of their mission. This position will assist the Office of Sustainability and the Nelson Institute in meeting strategic, departmental, and student development goals. The Academic Program Manager will also be responsible for advising students in the Graduate Sustainability Certificate program, managing the Faculty Fellow and Corporate Sustainability Intern programs, and coordinating the Graduate Sustainability Certification UniverCITY year capstone. The Academic Program Manager will strive to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

Responsibilities: Leads the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of one or more academic programs to ensure effectiveness in meeting strategic, departmental, and student development goals. May manage the program budget and outreach activities and supervise program staff. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • 20% Leads the development and implementation of academic program initiatives
  • 20% Serves as the liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups to identify and maintain academic program-related partnerships
  • 5% Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and academic program objectives
  • 5% Assists stakeholders with preparing and/or maintaining documentation, financial management, and/or reporting requirements related to sponsored grants, contracts, or agreements
  • 10% Provides full service advising resources and services, provides information about educational options and academic requirements, and communicates directly with students regarding all aspects of the advising process
  • 20% Manages degree programs and/or certificates, high impact practice programming and events, and curriculum development and implementation
  • 5% Designs and runs UW-Madison Sustainability Symposium
  • 5% Manages Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program
  • 5% Serves as main point of contact for Corporate Sustainability Intern Program, and engages with Office of Business Engagement around Corporate Sustainability Forum
  • 5% Administers Graduate Sustainability Certificate, and advises students in certificate, including coordinating graduate UniverCITY year capstone
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


Bachelor's Degree


-Evidence of maintaining productive relationships with external partners
-Evidence of previous experience of working with students
-Evidence of previous corporate work or engagement

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require 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:


Additional Information:

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is serious about elevating underrepresented voices, promoting anti-racism, and modeling inclusive excellence at UW-Madison. As the most interdisciplinary academic unit on campus, we believe the diverse perspectives and experiences of our community are key to innovation and shared success. Nelson employees are collaborative, mission-driven and enjoy a high level of job satisfaction.

This position may be eligible for a hiring bonus. Details and amount to be discussed at the time of offer.

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.

How to Apply:

To begin the application process, click the "" button. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background


Lili Gagliano
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Official Title:

Academic Program Manager(AE024)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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