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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 240424-LI
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in the College or Letters & Science ( provides an enriching, inclusive community and engaging academic support for ~400 students admitted to the CAE program, as well as additional opt-in students. CAE's focus is on supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including Black, LatinX, Native Nations, Southeast-Asian, first-generation and low-income students.

CAE engages students through proactive academic advising, peer tutoring programs, social/wellness events, mentoring and access to High Impact Practice Programs, starting with the Summer Collegiate Experience (SCE) ( ). CAE collaborates closely with L&S SuccessWorks career services through on-site services, internships, career communities and graduate school preparation. CAE also collaborates closely with department staff to provide on-site Academic Deans' Services.

The College of Letters & Science is prioritizing fundraising to support: increased CAE student scholarships, with the goal of meeting all unmet student need; expanding the capacity of CAE by growing participation in programs and services while preserving quality; growing the STEM Runway program to increase representation in L&S STEM majors. This position will play a critical role in developing and supporting CAE programs as well as contributing to College fundraising and stewardship efforts.

The Assistant Dean & Director leads the CAE team, services and programming through day-to-day supervision and management while advocating for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students and equitable processes and systems. This position is supervised by the Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs (SAA), the College-wide department that houses CAE. SAA enhances the Wisconsin Experience of L&S students by providing services and programs designed to support academic success including academic advising, High Impact Practice Programs, scholarships, curricular information and curricular policy problem-resolution. L&S is the largest college at UW-Madison, promoting liberal arts education and serving around half of UW-Madison undergraduates.

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:

Masters degree required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 5 years experience in higher education administration with progressively greater responsibilities required. Significant experience with student program development and implementation, developing effective multifunctional teams, and effective supervision and management is required. Must have a developed understanding of the experience and needs of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students and the ability to effectively advocate for systemic equity.

A well-qualified applicant will have a strong understanding of academic advising, High Impact Practice Programs and must have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, a high standard of professionalism and strong work ethic, and effective communication skills.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $81,180 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

For questions about the position, contact: Kelly Cuene, , 608-890-3382.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Kelly Cuene
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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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: Sep 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 13 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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