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College and Career Kickstart Liaison


Minimum $42,600 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

College and Career Kickstart Liaisons will be responsible for coordinating programming for a cluster of students in one of eight educational pathways in the College & Career Kickstart Program at PEOPLE Summer University. Liaisons will review student application data to determine appropriate student placements and relevant corresponding partnerships that will provide enriching experiences for PEOPLE students. Liaisons will conduct outreach with new and established partners to contract guest speakers/instructors in assigned pathway to facilitate a three-week experiential learning curriculum for rising high school seniors. Liaisons will then consult with guest speakers in creating their curricula and daily schedule and plan and execute day-to-day program logistics. During the program liaisons will serve as the primary point of contact for their cluster, triage any issues that come up, monitor daily communications, and assist internship team in special events such as orientation, professional development seminars, and symposium. This can be an ideal temporary position for recent/soon-to-be graduates, graduate students, or professionals seeking part-time/seasonal employment.

Responsibilities: Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
  • 20% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 20% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 10% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 15% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 20% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
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



- An established network or familiarity with one of the following fields: STEM (Health Care, Agricultural & Life Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering), Business, Poli Sci/Legal Studies, Education, Social Sciences/Liberal Arts, Arts (Music, Dance, Art Education), Psychology, Human Ecology, Urban Planning
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, strong communicator, independent problem solver
- 1 year experience working with high school age students


- 1 year experience working with low income, first generation, underrepresented students
- 1 year of relevant work experience preferred (i.e. student/peer advising, community outreach, recruiting, occupational or career counseling, job placement services, etc.)
- Familiarity with the UW-Madison campus community and/or local Madison community
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel, and Teams) and zoom

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 40% - 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:

Terminal, 4 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Additional Information:

The position is part-time in the spring (hybrid), full-time in June/July (in-person in Madison) during normal business hours (some evenings and weekend hours will be required)

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.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.


Kayla Eckerty
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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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